BBM Channels, Social Networking baru di BlackBerry

BBM Channels, Social Networking baru di BlackBerry

Aplikasi andalan di BlackBerry yaitu BlackBerry Messenger (BBM), akan mendapatkan tambahan fitur baru bernama BBM Channels.

BBM Channels ini adalah fitur tambahan untuk fitur chatting, BBM. BBM Channels ini berfungsi sebagai sarana komunikasi antara pemilik perangkat dengan para followernya atau juga dapat digunakan sebagai penghubung antara brand, perusahaan atau komunitas dengan pihak lainnya.

BBM Channels ini bisa dibilang seperti sebuah forum yang mana kedua belah pihak dapat saling berkomunikasi, mendapatkan update secara langsung dari pihak pertama serta berkomentar di channel tersebut.

 

Kalau dilihat secara tam[pilan, BBM Channels ini mempunyai tampilan yang berbeda dibanding dengan BBM versi sebelumnya. Chats, contact, groups dan updates dipisahkan di layar tersendiri dengan pengaksesan cepat melalui icon di toolbar. Toolbar atau layar baru yang merupakan tambahan fitur dari BBM sebelumnya, yaitu channels itulah yang merupakan social network ala BlackBerry yang ditanamkan pada BBM ini.

Di dalam BBM Channels ada beberapa fitur penting seperti Channel Profile, Recieve Posts, Engagement options, Chat (sementara ini masih belum ada), Discovery dan User Controls.

Saat ini, BlackBerry Channels masih dalam tahap beta, dan tersedia dalam OS 5, OS 6, OS 7 serta BlackBerry 10 dan 10.1.

Berikut keterrangan lengkap tentang BlackBerry Channel ini yang kusadur dari BlackBerry Beta ……

BBM Channels, Social Networking baru di BlackBerry

BBM Channels is a new social networking feature within BBM that extends the sharing experience beyond your friendship circle –allowing channel creators to amass an unlimited number of followers. Express yourself with BBM Channels. Create, edit & publish in an instant. Or connect to the people, communities and brands you love – receive timely posts and participate by commenting on, liking and sharing posts.

This is just the beginning of the beta cycle, stay with us as we work with you to improve the BBM Channels experience. Download the updates, test out the features, and let us know what you think!

Help us out in the following ways …

SHARE: YOU are the most important part of this beta test. YOU will help shape the BlackBerry BBM Channels product, and the content that we will share with the community during and after this beta phase. We encourage you to regularly contribute to this beta test with like and comments on posted content.

CONNECT: If we know more about you, we can serve you better. Fill out your info on your profile. Add your photo. Let us know who you are and where you’re from. This will help us and other users connect with you.


BE POLITE
: No spam or “flooding”: Don’t post repeatedly or flood any comment streams. It’s annoying to other members and creates unnecessary work for the moderators. No inconsiderate or illegal behavior. This includes:

  • No insulting or belittling. Please don’t say anything inappropriate, even if it is done in a joking manner.
  • No threatening anyone, including other users or the company.
  • No posting content that is sexually or violently graphic in nature.
  • No swearing. This includes words that imply swearing.

ENGLISH-ONLY: For Beta, we are operating and responding in English only.

BBM Channels Features

Read more about the features of BBM Channels below:


Channel Profile
– View personalised channel profiles for each BBM Channel including additional content helping to bring the channel to life such as a welcome messages, images, maps and more.

Receive Posts – Stay up to date on the things that matter to you with instant updates from your subscribed channels. Receive notification when new posts are available and chose whether you would like to be notified.

Engagement options – Get involved in conversations with your favourite communities by commenting on and liking posts from the Channels to which you have subscribed.  Or share interesting posts with your BBM contacts.


Chat (Coming Soon)
– Get more personal with one to one conversations. Many BBM Channels allow subscribers to enjoy private conversations via BBM.

Discovery – Easily find and share your favourite communities on BBM Channels.   Check out which Channels are currently featured on the carousel.  Channel invites can be shared between BBM contacts or add a Channel via PIN or QR code.


User Controls
– Be in control of your notifications with the BBM Channel mute button. It allows you to select exactly which subscribed channels you would like to receive notifications from.

Create A BBM Channels

Follow these simple steps below to create your own BBM Channel. Once you’ve set up your Channel, feel free to post your Channel PIN on the program discussion boards (here) for other members of the community to subscribe to!
BBM Channels Manager:

For a web-based BBM Channels admin (setup and manage) experience check out the BBM Channels Manager here: http://cmc.channels.blackberry.com/bbmchannels-web-portal/get-started

BB10 Devices: 

  1. Within Channels, select the menu icon, and choose Create Channel.
  2. Pick a Channel Name. This is where you will input the name of your Channel (i.e. Little, Big City Living). Typically this is the name of your brand, store, band etc. This name is how customers can search (functionality coming soon) you, so make sure it is intuitive.
  3. Upload your Channel Avatar. This image will represent your Channel. Note: Image size will vary by device. For all devices the maximum file size is 32Kb.
  4. (Optional) Write a short Channel Description. This is a free form description of your channel and its content. This is a great spot to tell your audience about your channel and your story/store/product. You can edit this section at any time.
  5. From the drop down menu selection your Country and Channel Category. The Country and Category information will be used to enhance future search results.
  6. Insert your Contact Details.
  7. Finally, set your Channel Settings: Enable BBM Chat with your Channel Members (note you can turn this feature On and Off at anytime in the channel settings). You can enable or disable channel members from commenting on your posts by selecting On or Off respectively.  Approving member comments before they post is not support for External Beta however this can be actioned through the Web Portal (http://cmc.channels.blackberry.com/bbmchannels-web-portal/get-started).
  8. When you are happy with your Channel set up, select Save.

BBOS Devices: 

  1. Within Channels, select New Channel, and choose Create Channel.
  2. Pick a Channel Name. This is where you will input the name of your Channel (i.e. Little, Big City Living). Typically this is the name of your brand, store, band etc. This name is how customers can search (functionality coming soon) you, so make sure it is intuitive.
  3. Upload your Channel Avatar. This image will represent your Channel. Note: Image size will vary by device. For all devices the maximum file size is 32Kb.
  4. (Optional) Write a short Channel Description. This is a free form description of your channel and its content. This is a great spot to tell your audience about your channel and your story/store/product. You can edit this section at any time.
  5. From the drop down menu selection your Country. The Country information will be used to enhance future search results.
  6. Select Create.
  7. Insert your Contact Details.
  8. When you are happy with your Channel set up, select Finish.

Silahkan dowload dan coba BBM Channels di BlackBerry Beta dan selamat menikmati social network yang dihadirkan oleh BlackBerry.

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