BlackBerry Messenger is one of the, if not the most, popular tool in everyone’s BlackBerry. As you might know, there are several ways of adding a friend or joining a group on BBM. Most of the time, when I add a new friend to I usually ask for their PIN. I might be the only one, but at least 90% of the people I add I do it via PIN not knowing how much time I can save by simply scanning the users’ barcode. Is today’s How-To I’ll be showing you how to add a friend or a group to BBM by simply scanning the barcode on BBM your profile.

Follow these steps to find your barcode and show it to your friends so they can add you:

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1. Open BlackBerry Messenger.

2. Press the Menu key and hit “View My Profile“.

3. Hit the “Show” button next to the “PIN Barcode” label on the top of your profile.

To find the barcode of a BBM Group, follow these steps:

Note: You MUST be able to add friends to the group in order to see the barcode. For this, you will have to contact the group admin.

1. Open BlackBerry Messenger.

2. Open the BBM group you want to add your friends to.

3.  Press the Menu key and hit “View Group Details“.

4. Hit the “Display Group Barcode” button under the “Group Barcode” label.

Now, all you have to do is scan this code and you’ll be automatically added to your friends BBM. Here’s how to do that:

1. Open BlackBerry Messenger.

2. Hit “Scan BBM Group Barcode”.

3. Scan the code on the other BlackBerry’s screen.

4. That’s it! Your friend will be automatically added to your BBM contact list of BBM Group.