Do you have that one contact on BlackBerry Messenger that is constantly filling up the updates screen? They might be listening to a bunch of music, which each song gets shown to you. You might even catch them looking at porn.

Whichever the case might be, in this tutorial we’ll show you how to block these erroneous updates in BlackBerry 10. You can either block one specific contact or block all music updates. We’ll show you how to do both.

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Step 1

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Find the updates from the contact you want to block. Press and hold on the update. An option titled ‘Hide Updates’ in the right-side options bar will pop out.

You will then be notified that the updates for the specific contact have been hidden.

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The contacts you have blocked can be managed. When on the main section of BBM, swipe from the top down. This will allow you to click the Settings button.

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After you’ve clicked Settings, scroll all of the way to the bottom. There you will see ‘Blocked Contacts’ option.

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Here you can see every contact that you’ve blocked from showing updates. These can just as easily be deleted.

Step 2

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Perhaps, all that you wanted block were the pesky music updates? In the same Settings screen as the Blocked Contacts, you’ll see an option to toggle on/off ‘Music Status Updates’.

Simple toggle that option to whatever you’d like. These two steps will effectively block BBM contact updates as you please.