The BBM team needs your help with some of the BBM Emojis

By Bla1ze on 18 Feb 2014 02:13 pm EST
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With the release of BBM 10.3 on BlackBerry and BBM 2.0 for Android and iPhone came a lot of new BBM emjois. In total, 100 icons were added from those suggested on Twitter, Facebook and more. However, in their announcement post for the new BBM update some of you may have noticed that the BBM team let some 'unreleased' ones slip out. 

The Spark, Penguin, Pizza, Film, Envelope and Telephone were never assigned any keystrokes, so no one knew how to really make use of them. With the cat out of the bag, the BBM team decided to have a little fun with their mistake and they need your help.

You’ll notice that these new emoticons don’t yet have keystroke codes so we’d like to hear what you think they should be. Hit us up on Twitter @BBM with the name of the emoticon, your keystroke suggestion and the hash tag #BBMEmoji. We’ll pick the best suggestion and add these emoticons in our next BBM release. 

So there you have it, the emojis will be available in the next update but you guys will get to pick the keystrokes or short codes that will be used to make them show up in BBM chats. Personally, I never use the keystrokes to bring them up but I'm a bit lazy like that, I just always open up the image dialog and pick them from there but I'm sure a lot of folks have come to memorize the keystrokes and use those often.

105 comments

Observation Junkie

Hubba hubba just give them to me

Catapulted from my Z10.

tinochiko

Awesome!! Any word on the 'missing' ones?

TechCraze C0008DDD1 :)

Bla1ze

You didn't even read the article, did you?

owadkelly

Loooool

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Observation Junkie

Off course I did, just letting others do the hard work bro

Catapulted from my Z10.

93Aero

Read the comments his comments were for the person who ask where the icons were when the post clearly states the will be released at a later time me.

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Observation Junkie

Sorry, clearly I didn't read, so that's me in the same boat.
:)

Catapulted from my Z10.

iN10Se

You just got bla1zowned!

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Observation Junkie

Ooh I'm so worried, lol

Catapulted from my Z10.

DJRikko

You did it again.... stop and read before you reply. That comment was also for the other guy.

Prem WatsApp

His confusion confused me too, so I had to READ TWICE to make sense of the whole lot.

OJ, you are creating extra work for us... ;-)

And, guys, please "tap and hold" to respond to the post you want to respond to, and don't use the "+" for a new post in the bottom bar (if you're using the CB app).

iPhone for me? Scr... ahem Q that! (posted from the latter)

BB_Bmore

Bla1ze please let your contacts at bbm know that it is annoying when pressing an emoticon that it jumps back to the message field. I hate having to continually bring up the emoticons over and over again... Maybe I want to put a string of them together in a message. It's a pita. Overall loving the update though. Glympse is very very cool and the emoticons look very clean!

Jonathank

Ha ha ha Love it

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Koepman

Hahahaa

Since 2010 

tinochiko

Hey that's mean, I did read it, i just didn't realise at the time that the aforementioned 'missing' emojis (weren't there like 20?) where the ones being referred to in this article..

TechCraze C0008DDD1 :)

mauro316

It's that "going for first" impulse that's keeping you from really understanding what the article was really about ;)

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tinochiko

I was second...

TechCraze C0008DDD1 :)

Koepman

*piz* for pizza

Since 2010 

Mirk

Sooo... they didn't release them cause they couldn't come up with a keystroke combination that made sense eh.

Bla1ze

Actually, some of them had keystrokes but they were never put into the build. Pat Wallace found a few of them.

bigbadben10

Reading is sooo overrated these days. LOL :)

Posted with my gorgeous Z30

Prem WatsApp

I fight with this every day. People just don't read anymore what's on the screen.

iPhone for me? Scr... ahem Q that! (posted from the latter)

pat-wallace

excuses excuses - they are already assigned keystrokes - <(') was penguin - (e) was e-mail (~) was filmstrip ... there was a list published - no one ever found the spark/splat - the rest were great easter eggs

pat-wallace

i miss the piggy, sheep, money.....awesome bbm emoticons :8) -(mo) -(pi) - :-h -<(') -)-| -(um) - =D> - (bah) - (~) - (t) - (e) - pic.twitter.com/mzsbO9XnNF

mauro316

OK, now I'm a bit lost here. Since they DO have keystrokes already, what kind of contest is it supposedly going on? Shouldn't they just include them in the next build?

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alternator77

How about [][][] for filmstrip

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josaf thapa

I don't have that just fools people

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Dominick079

They should also add a baseball emoticon . They have football, basketball, hockey and soccer but no baseball.

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edriss

I don't like baseball, but very good point. Where is MLB love?

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mauro316

Just wondering why are you advertising a "Non BlackBerry supportive carrier" on your signature? ;) just curious.

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Detective M Downs

Allegedly, BlackBerry doesn't give credit where credit is due, when they ask for user input....

BerryRipe

Exectly!

Keep The Faith  BlackBerry Q10 

BBUK14

I miss the sheep...

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Omnitech

We need our iSheep. :D

And sheep for sleep. :)

PeterDR1

Not only that they should continue to make more like a frustrated one and also more emojis of objects like whatsapp has.

I appreciate the effort and love BlackBerry in every way but we can't keep letting the competition get away with certain things, especially when they have had them for a while. Just sayin

 We have apks cuz we need 'em not cuz we want 'em 

emkay47

Haha nice avatar

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Omnitech

Nice catch! I would never have noticed that - right back at the WhatsApp twirps that used that comic against BBM.

My only complaint - needs to be larger! Almost too small to see...

Just Me

At least you don't need your velcro gloves any more.

Need some POW? Follow POW on BBM channels C004634C3 and find all the big snow spots.

parthokarki

Thats why I was searching too hard for penguin

parthokarki

Why cannot I post the stroke suggestion in comment?

Prem WatsApp

Using Linux every day....

iPhone for me? Scr... ahem Q that! (posted from the latter)

BerryRipe

Forget that non-sense I'm not trying to code, I'll leave that to the boy geniuses that get paid to do it.

Keep The Faith  BlackBerry Q10 

TheStoryUp

Seriously if they can't think of keystrokes for these emoticons, then they need to be shown the door. I understand and like that they want users input on their product, but this isn't the kind of feedback they need.

I hope this is just a little game their playing, but really they should focus on more important aspects of BBM.

I'm pretty sure Crackberrians (is that a word?) can help the BBM team with much more advanced stuff than this.

Zed30

edriss

It's called engaging the customer

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TheStoryUp

Then why is it not posted on iMore and Android Central? Why are they not engaging the customers they should be? Cause its stupid that's why, and if they did post it on AC and iMore it would be getting a lot more negative feedback than just me. I hope they do post it.

Btw this is not an attack on the author of the article, they're just doing their job. ;)

Zed30

mauro316

You need to cheer a bit more :)

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daves_25

So...I keep hearing about emojis, but never knew what they were. They're just the annoying extended emoticons that some people like to put in chats?

Omnitech

The thing about emojis is that they're not supposed to be text-based anyway, they are graphical.

What BB10 really needs to have is REAL emoji support, so I can see the stuff people on iPhones etc. are sending me, and vice-versa.

coolhorn

+1,000
It would be SO great to be able to both send & receive the new BBM emojis in the regular text message app as well...a lot of my iSheep friends use them in group texts, so I can't view many of them...boo!

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viobb1

)* for splat ¤* for envelope f* for film p* for pizza t* for telephone g* for penguin. Don't know about the last...don't use the penguin too often! :)) and there is SPLAT or SPARK?!

parthokarki

Guys take it positively.

They are trying to be interactive with us so lets support them.

U dont have to tell them to work as we know they really do work hard.

Little friendliness from BBM team here so let's appreciate than complain.

Please!!

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KikiBWang

+1000 @Parthokarki

 and Arsenal for life!!! (via my awesome Z10)

edriss

+11

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TheStoryUp

Where's the fun in that?

And being friendly and nice, doesn't get real work done. Do they work hard? I have no idea, maybe. I'm sure some of them do, but that's just an assumption. Maybe they're understaffed or poor management.

Is this interactive? I guess and it's good to an extent, something more aggressive would be nice.

Something like " What features would you like to see in the next BBM update" "What do you like best about BBM Channel's and what do you not like"

Bad day for me I guess, lots of negative post. Look at my handle? TheStoryUp, I'm Walt Disney, I tell fairy tales and live in a fantasy world haha. Everything I say should be taken with a grain of salt.

Zed30

Omnitech

If you sign up for BetaZone, you can give them feedback to your heart's desire. :)

kmcobra64

(:>){

(¤)

|M|

|-H-|

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Observation Junkie

Nice

Catapulted from my Z10.

Observation Junkie

The second one looks like a nipple
:)

Catapulted from my Z10.

edriss

Cleaver!

Blaze does he get a prize? He should

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Omnitech

These are good. They are complex enough to not be easily typed by accident, but not too complex to type in if you have to.

diogoteixeira87

Money is missing too. Can you guys find it?

Posted via awesome BlackBerry Z10!

kscribs

Witch King emoji

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nutellapr

Wtf happened to Piggie!!!

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mscloutier

The BlackBerry spark is an easy one (*)

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mscloutier

Whoops, I should have tested it first, apparently it's already in use for the star.

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Tyler Nellissen

I wish they would display in hub previews. Instead of just a bunch of symbols.

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coffee-turtle

One simple rule for them all:

/emotion

So, you want to send a smile emoticon: /smile
the laughing emoticon: /LOL or /ROTFL
wipe the sweat from your brow in relief: /whew
/angry
/puke
/blush
/boxing or /fight
/dunno
/phone
/facepalm

You get the picture....(pun intended)

Omnitech

You must be an IRCer. :P

coffee-turtle

My wrinkles must be showing then. Haha.
To be consistent with the flag emoticons, I guess wrapping the words between asterisks would also do the trick.

mamat7055

Change ping!! Sounds please

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acupblackberries

This may be a little off subject but now, bb10's next update needs to be able to show the new emoticons within the hub and not just the keystrokes. Rather see an emoji in my hub rather than a keystroke.

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Pete The Penguin

The Hub and Instant Preview don't show the Emoji's correctly - that needs fixing pronto.

Pete The Penguin

All the missing #BBMEmoji keystrokes are in Blaq... BlackBerry should contact Jerome Carty...

Pete The Penguin

Penguin <(')
Umbrella (um)
Telephone (t)
Sheep (BAH)
Pig :8)
Envelope (E)
Money (mo)
Pizza (pi)
Filmstrip (~)

Those are the keystrokes that BlackBerry were using as they appear in Blaq.

QXS

Spark: {*}
Penguin: (`)>
Film: [f|i|l|m]

-Posted from CB10 via Z10-

JasDaHouseCat

Cab we pls have emoji support for texting. I never know what people are sending

Red Zed 10

walt63

#082 could be |K|

Flip it counter clockwise and it looks like the envelope.

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jorgkbzas

Yes, pls categories are more than welcome , sometimes i belive yhey dont think about user interface ...
Some buttons to access and improve the navigation in all the 100 emojis , just like whats app did

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JordanLehigh

When you PING someone you should get the Splat instead of the word *ping*

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Flip4Bytes

*Splat*? Ummm.. I thought it was renamed to a *spark* a while ago?

- Developer of 'Web Design Cheat Sheet' for BB10 (Posted via CB10)

GU3

I'd like to see the Emoji's appear bigger in the Chat Window. They are currently pretty small. It would be great to show off there awesomeness some more.

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Just Me

Bicycle Bicycle Bicycle. Where is the Bicycle?

Need some POW? Follow POW on BBM channels C004634C3 and find all the big snow spots.

Loc22

I'm still missing a very important emoticons it is used very often in the Asia Pacific region of China, Japan, Taiwan, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and Thailand. That is the sweat emoticons.

Will we have it in the next update?

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Douken

Since when emoticons became emojis. I kinda got lost there

GTR Lifestyle is @ C001247FA

curvezzz

Well darn I didn't even notice my (bah) was missing smh noticed no splat * though. I also wish a long press or something to that effect would show the meaning, since some aren't that easy to recognize.

 Z10STL100-3/10.2.0.1791 on ATT 

mughni

Weird because before the update,although penguin and pizza were not in list, they could be sent through (')> and (pi) for penguin and pizza respectively.
BlackBerry just removed the combinations in the latest update.

Loving my Zee30

BigRob673

***=splat

A BB10 slider with the power of the Squircle

j3r0

Sorry what was this article about? Someone paraphrase I'm far too illiterate/lazy/ADD to read anything longer than a sentence or two

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ColdStoneGuards

When did everyone stop calling them emoticons and start calling them emojis?

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KevinHeer

(b*) BBM star

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sj10689

My suggestions:

Spark
***

Penguin
( : <|

Pizza
/>

Film
|=|=|

Envelope
[>]

Telephone
(|-

sj10689

Update: The film one I suggested might not work

Fnen90

They should increase the size of them. Like whatsapp...please do that!

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Hibbylinx81

I'm surprised there's no emoticon for *fold arms* or *really* with a str8 face! Keystrokes r useful to knw especially for frequently used 1s n especially since there r so many inputting the keystrokes quickly is easier than scrolling thru the list. Maybe there could b a tab in the emoticons window for favorites, frequently used or recently used.

Hibby_CB10; Z10STL100-3/10.2.1.1925

muindor

Would be nice to implement "Recently used" - emojis on BlackBerry OS10. It's not really handy to always scroll all the way down to the Emoji you need/want. It takes away all the fun of texting.