How to add contact categories on BlackBerry Messenger

By Adam Zeis on 28 Dec 2011 12:12 pm EST

BlackBerry Messenger Contact Categories

If your BlackBerry Messenger Contact list seems to be growing out of control, or you just want to keep things a bit more organized, you can create contact categories to help you out. This is a simple feature that just requires a few menu clicks to get up and running. You can use contact categories to organize your contacts by family members, work contacts, friends or whatever suits your fancy. Keep reading to find out how to create your own contact categories in BlackBerry Messenger.

How to create contact categories in BlackBerry Messenger

  • Open BlackBerry Messenger, then press the Menu key
  • Choose New Contact Category
  • Name your new category
  • Choose the contacts you want in your new category
  • Repeat the process for additional categories

You're free to create as many categories as you'd like and can move contacts between them as you see fit. To remove a category, just move the contacts to another category (highlight the category and choose Move Contacts to New Category) then press the Menu key and choose Delete Category.

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How to add contact categories on BlackBerry Messenger


BBM list growing out of control? Mine is dwindling due to device defectors much to my sadness.

I guess I should throw in the obligatory...FIRST!

I don't have anybody in my MMb list :( My fiancee, brother, sister-in-law, a few friends, they all defected. i am the only one I know that has a Blackberry, but I won't give up. one day they will come back and I'll be here waiting for them...

You guys serious?? lol mine is actually growing, maybe because most of my friends are from Canada or Europe??....

I'm currently using the 9300 curve... not sure which phone I should move to... the Bold 9900 or the torch 9810... the only thing that's holding me back is the camera quality on the bold :(

My list in increasing also...with more people using bbm music and ither bbm connected apps my contact list is longer than when all my friends had bb's..

Thanks for the list tip!

I wish more people would use this. When folks send out broadcasts, they can choose to send it to a category vs the whole fracking list!

There are many CrackBerry users here, and you should always be able to find someone with similar interests to chat with on BBM.

I just organized everybody by family, girls, and guys. I have way to many guys on my bbm, I need to get out more lol

My BBM list only has my wife in it since she is the only one I know that has a BB. The people I know that have smartphones all have Apple or Android. Kind of a bummer really. Anyway if Blackberry doesn't hurry up with my freaking rebate I may be gone too but dang I love BB. I just wish they would hurry and get up to speed with the rest of the world and stop being 2 years behind everybody else. I guess one could look at it in two different ways. Maybe BB is taking their time to get things right on their BB 10 devices. I am running out of patience though