BBM BlackBerry 10

BlackBerry Messenger is a great way to instantly keep in touch with people. Being able to send pictures via BBM is one of my favorite features, as you can quickly share what you're looking at without missing a beat. BlackBerry compresses images sent through BBM, which is nice if you're watching your data usage, but what about when you want a higher quality image? Luckily, there is an option to request a high quality image. The release of BlackBerry 10 saw a bit of change to the process, so check out the following tutorial to see just how it's done.


Receiving HQ pictures via BBM
  • Picture is received through BBM. This initial picture is a low quality version.
  • Long press on the image and the contextual menu opens on the right with options for Save Image, Set As, Request High Quality, and Share. Choosing Request High Quality sends a message back to the sender asking them to send you the image. 

Receiving HQ pictures via BBM

  • If the sender chooses to send you the High Quality image, you will see a progress bar with the status of the transfer, and then a confirmation when you've received it.
  • Be sure to tap or long press the image again to save it to your device.

Receiving HQ pictures via BBM

Here you can see an example of the difference in the quality of images. On the left is the low resolution image originally sent via BBM, and on the right is the high resolution.

Have any favorite tricks or tips you want to share? Be sure to drop a comment below or in the forums.