Check out BBM's location sharing with Glympse

Check out BBM's location sharing with Glympse
If BlackBerry CEO John Chen has his way, BBM will be an important money making part of the company. Chen has monetized the messaging app by opening the BBM Store and selling stickers, and by charging companies for an advertised BBM Channel discussion group. The messaging app also helps BlackBerry by increasing in value. The more eyeballs that view the site, the more BBM is worth. 

Opening up BBM to Android, iOS and Windows Phone will increase the value of BBM, which makes BlackBerry more valuable. Adding features like BBM location sharing with Glympse, will also increase the valuation of the messaging app.

You can open up your location to selected BBM users, for a set period of time. It's simple. While in the middle of a BBM conversation, hit the share button, followed by the Glympse button. You can then select how long you want your location to be shared, and then click on send. That's all there is to it. Once the time period you've set expires, you become invisible once again.

To watch the entire process, you can click on the video below!



source: BlackBerry

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27 Comments

1. Anshulonweb

Posts: 468; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

who cares of BBM......this is android's moment...

2. WahyuWisnu

Posts: 1001; Member since: May 29, 2014

agree... This week is google week, I think bb need to wait a week to announce this. or maybe bb just afraid the google week will bury last week JC accounting magic.

4. meanestgenius

Posts: 21485; Member since: May 28, 2014

How will "Google week" bury BlackBerry's news from last week? The two are totally unrelated. The sheer ridiculousness of your comment....every time I think your comments can't get any more ridiculous, you go and set a new record for yourself.

8. tatail

Posts: 261; Member since: Jan 08, 2010

Then go to Android Article, there is many of them. So why are you caring about what BlackBerry can and does if you don't care so much.. And duh, this feature was released long time ago (At least two months). It is only now that PA is catching up to this.

9. ablopez

Posts: 235; Member since: Apr 15, 2014

It's probably because this article was tagged Android as well as BB, and they think that Android-tagged articles should ONLY be about Androids and nothing else.

3. meanestgenius

Posts: 21485; Member since: May 28, 2014

I care. And so do others. What, all news is supposed to stop because a certain platform makes a big announcement?

6. ablopez

Posts: 235; Member since: Apr 15, 2014

I care. This article is mainly about BBM.

10. apiskula

Posts: 578; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

I totally agree with you. Nobody uses BBM anyway and time for Blackberry to bury themselves and get lost

11. ablopez

Posts: 235; Member since: Apr 15, 2014

If someone chooses BB10 over other phones, why keep commenting the same thing over and over again? Let's make a bet. You say NOBODY uses BBM. If I can find just two people who use BBM actively, will you please go away? If you're right, and BBM has exactly zero users, I'll go away. Deal?

12. mkhwaja

Posts: 13; Member since: May 28, 2014

When he/she said Nobody, he/she was referring to himself / herself. If you insist so much we will all consider you nobody as well.

13. ablopez

Posts: 235; Member since: Apr 15, 2014

Who is "we"? And why would I care what you say? I'm simply stating that apiskula makes ridiculous comments and I'm calling him out on them.

22. tatail

Posts: 261; Member since: Jan 08, 2010

I think he was referring to apiskula?

16. meanestgenius

Posts: 21485; Member since: May 28, 2014

Indeed, mkhwaja: Who IS we? And why should ablopez or any BB10 user care what you have to say?

17. ablopez

Posts: 235; Member since: Apr 15, 2014

Thanks MG. I don't know where that comment from mk came from.

18. meanestgenius

Posts: 21485; Member since: May 28, 2014

No problem, ablopez. I don't know who mk is or if he/she even knew what he/she was saying, but it looked to me like mk was taking a shot at you, and that's a no-no in my book.

19. ablopez

Posts: 235; Member since: Apr 15, 2014

And ditto to you, thanks! You know, one thing BB has to do is get the word out more. My wife and I love using BBM, but some of my iphone- and android-using friends are just using whatever comes with their phones. I think that once most of these people see what a great product it is, they would switch. But the catch is they have to know it exists and actually try it.

23. meanestgenius

Posts: 21485; Member since: May 28, 2014

Agreed! If BlackBerry had better marketing(MUCH better marketing), then everyone would know what BB10 is capable of, and then we would see a much more positive environment for BlackBerry.

20. mkhwaja

Posts: 13; Member since: May 28, 2014

We is all BlackBerry fans, and Nobody is apiskula. I think because I was in rush of trying to shut apiskula I wrote something that didn't make any sense. My point was that apiskula keeps saying nobody cares and for all I know he or she is the only one who doesn't care and to me she or he, whatever it is, is a nobody.

24. meanestgenius

Posts: 21485; Member since: May 28, 2014

Ah...ok. Well then, welcome brethren! Happy to have you aboard #TeamBlackBerry!

26. apiskula

Posts: 578; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

You are a nobody..You continue to follow a platform that offers nothing in innovation and continues to die a slow death. Get a real phone such like Android that has a much better OS, app store,selection of phones, and much more support than Blackberry will have anyday

28. meanestgenius

Posts: 21485; Member since: May 28, 2014

One: BlackBerry is ONE company. There are MANY Android vendors. And yet BlackBerry still manages to hang in their, while Android vendors like HTC are heading downhill fast. Two: You CONSISTENTLY mark yourself as ignorant when you say that BlackBerry doesn't innovate. BB10 is the most innovative OS in mobile today. QNX, which BB10 is, is EVERYWHERE. Three: We BlackBerry users have a REAL PHONE. It's called a BLACKBERRY. It's the best mobile OS around today, AND I can INSTALL and RUN 98% of your coveted Android apps on my BlackBerry 10 handset. You can KEEP your Android phones. I've got my BlackBerry, which is a better Android than Android.

27. ablopez

Posts: 235; Member since: Apr 15, 2014

Got it, thanks for the clarification. I retract my comment then.

15. meanestgenius

Posts: 21485; Member since: May 28, 2014

I use BBM. So does my fiance', my brother and his wife. That's three right there. As a matter of fact, I've gotten my entire staff at work hooked on BBM. Add 27 to the 3.

21. mkhwaja

Posts: 13; Member since: May 28, 2014

I have 21 contacts on BBM and a group of my teammates. We love BBM.. call quality is absolutely great. I talk to some of my friends who are overseas and they cannot believe how clear the sound is.

25. meanestgenius

Posts: 21485; Member since: May 28, 2014

BBM is a great messaging app. The best I have used. And it keeps on getting new features, which is always a plus.

14. meanestgenius

Posts: 21485; Member since: May 28, 2014

Asspiskula, don't be ridiculous. "Nobody uses BBM anyway." --your words. And false ones at that. So you call 160 MILLION registered BBM users "no one"? Your trolling is now at new heights. Your lying must stop. The only one here that should "bury themselves and get lost" is you. I honestly think that you're a preteen talking out of bumhole.

5. meanestgenius

Posts: 21485; Member since: May 28, 2014

Pretty good feature. And easy to use. John Chen is definitely well on his way to building the BBM brand up and giving it greater valuation. I would say "trolls, do what you do best!" but they have already gotten started. Go figure....

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