With the long-awaited launch of Blackberry Messenger for Android, some folks who have never used the messaging service might be wondering how to get started. Thankfully, the friendly folks at Blackberry have taken to YouTube with a smorgasbord of help videos for those who might be a little lost. Instructions range from conducting multiple person chats to read receipts, and everything in between.
You can find the rest of them right here. There’s only one problem for most people — that long line of over 5 million people might be making it difficult for you to receive your PIN. If you’re tired of waiting and want to get started right away, there’s a workaround you can exploit:
- Open the app (download it from the Play Store and submit your email address if you haven’t already)
- Enter your e-mail address
- Click “Next”
- Force-close it by going to the app’s info page
- Relaunch the app
After that, for some odd reason, you’ll be able to set your account up, make a Blackberry ID and get your BBM PIN, and party like it’s 1999 all over again. Now, if only someone could tell me how to convince more of my friends to use Blackberry Messenger so I actually have a reason to use it…