1. NPHH's Avatar
    Hi All

    I was on packed train this morning going thru my BBM and messaging friends etc. When realized that people are pretty much looking over my shoulder while I'm messaging...I know it doesn't help that I have some friends on my BBM list with some pretty crazy Avatar Pics but it made me unconfortable messaging them back in a crowed train.

    So is there a way to hide the avatar pic or change it to the default messenger Icon same as the people that have not upgraded the BBM? I find it really strange that you can Enlarge and Save peoples avatar even change thier contact name but know way to remove peoples pictures?

    Does anybody know how this can be done?


    03-19-10 11:10 AM
  2. Rizzleman716's Avatar
    I don't believe it can be done.

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    03-19-10 11:29 AM
  3. dictoresno's Avatar
    you can assign them a different pic i think
    03-19-10 12:35 PM
  4. Xpimp's Avatar
    I don't think it can be done. But who cares these people on the train the know you, at least that's the way I see it.
    03-19-10 12:41 PM
  5. joey1910's Avatar
    Downgrade your BBM? Don't think there's a way to hide them...
    03-19-10 01:02 PM
  6. pltan's Avatar
    Just start replying to your pals that some really creepy stalker type is watching you as you use your BB

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    03-19-10 01:05 PM
  7. NPHH's Avatar

    Whether people know me or not it would be nice to have the option to hide the avatar or remove the pic. For example I have a club promoter who keep using porn pics as his avatar cool dude don't want to delete him but I also use my phone for business I would like to have some control on my end.

    Strange to think the people at Rim think of that...

    Doctoresno...how would I assign a contact to another pic?


    03-19-10 02:43 PM
  8. jr369's Avatar
    you could get one of those silver mirrored screen protectors that if your not looking straight at it you will see noting but a glare. if you cant find a BB one buy an iphone one and cut it (which i know exist for sure)
    03-19-10 04:09 PM
  9. johnling's Avatar
    Get a privacy screen protector...
    Last edited by johnling; 03-19-10 at 08:17 PM.
    03-19-10 04:26 PM
  10. dictoresno's Avatar
    Doctoresno...how would I assign a contact to another pic?



    im not a doctor btw.....

    if the BBM contact is linked to your contact list (phonebook), goto their name. click edit and scroll down to the pic thats associated with the contact. BBM pics usually overwrite a facebook pic thats there when you sync FB to your contacts list. click on the pic, it gives you the option to change it. just make it a different pic from your phone or make a blank pic and load that.
    03-19-10 07:59 PM
  11. NPHH's Avatar
    My bad Dictoresno for the typo

    I figured out the same method as you suggested...

    Most of my address book contacts did not have contact picture therefore I was not able to link the contact...

    So for those who don't know the best way to hide/change the avatar pic in BBM is to take a picture any random pic you want for that certain contact in your address book then BBM lets you link the contact to your address book lets you can decide which of the two pictures you would like to have on BBM... in my case that promoter who kept having porn pics has his avatar i simply took a picture of a Bar so on my BBM list that is all that will ever show up.

    I also had friends telling they didnt want their girlfriends seeing the pics of other girls on their BBM list so to avoid arguments they took random pics for their female "friends" on their list LOL a Coke bottle for Jennifer LMAO

    Thanks for the info and hope this helps others

    03-20-10 09:19 AM