UPDATED Nov. 27, 2013:
It is no longer necessary to follow the procedure below, as BBM Channels are no longer in Beta Test. Just follow the instructions found here:
Learn How to Use BBM Channels here:
The two steps to update your BBM App follow below. If you are here for a “HOW TO”, then please follow our channel for all kinds of help and useful info: PFCSystems; BBM Channel PIN: C0007F38F (three zeros precede “7″).
There are two steps to update your BBM app on your Z10 or Q10 (or even Dev Alphas) to include the new BBM Channels:
PART 1)On your Windows Desktop (Mac Not supported at this time)
1)Go to BlackBerry Beta Zone:
2)You will have the opportunity to a)integrate your existing prior beta zone login with your BlackBerry ID or
b)create a beta-zone account. Once this is done, select
BBM Channels (BBOS + BB10)
May 18, 2013
For security purposes, use of this version of BBM Channels (10.0 & 10.1) software is currently protected by a keycode. We use your PIN to generate a unique keycode for access to the application.
Your keycode is as follows:
Security Code specific to your BlackBerry ID here!
To enter your keycode, copy it from this email (highlight the keycode and, from the menu, select Copy).
Then, paste it when requested into the software (from the menu, select Paste).
BlackBerry® Beta Zone Administrator
2) Input your channel and select an avatar to represent you.
3) Write a description about your channel (optional) then select your location.
4) Specify your Communication Options.
5) Finally select save.