Have a lot of BBM stickers? Try Recents View For Android BBM

BBM is my most used BlackBerry app. I use BBM pretty much all day, for UTB and my own group of Aussie mates. And just today I noticed a neat little feature while using BBM on my Priv, It’s “recents” view.

As you are probably aware, I report on the latest sticker packs for BBM. But the last couple of weeks have seen very few packs released. So I thought I’d share this nifty little feature that has probably gone unnoticed by many Android BBM users.

If you’re like me, you probably have a lot of sticker packs in your collection. And when it comes to finding the right sticker quickly it can get quite cumbersome searching through all the packs on your device.

There is a setting available to help you sort through your sticker packs.  Go to any chat and select the emoji icon as you normally would to post a sticker. On the row of stickers, scroll across to the far right and you will see the settings “gear”.

Tap the gear and you will see all your sticker packs listed. On the 3 horizontal lines at the very left you can drag to rearrange the order displayed.

On the right hand side of this screen you can select only the sticker packs that you want to display.

So now you should have your sticker collection organised. But now for the best part:

Recents View

As shown in the picture below, you will see the recents view icon

Recents View

By tapping this icon you will see the recently used stickers. This is a great little feature that makes it quick and easy to post your favourite stickers, no matter which pack they are from.


Unfortunately at present it is only available on the Android version of BBM but now that I have found this feature, it will make posting stickers a breeze.

Have you noticed this feature before? Any other hidden gems you have found that you would like to share? Sound off in the comments below.


Long time lover of all things BlackBerry, from the Bold 9000 thru to the Passport and now the Priv. Always dreaming of the next new BlackBerry to add to my collection. Had the rest, now got the best!

  • zensen

    This is exactly what I’ve been wanting.

    It’s a big reason why I haven’t bothered with more sticker packs – not previously being able to re-arrange and I always thought it was weird not to have a recently use tab.

    Just a shame it’s not available on BlackBerry 10

    • Wayno

      I think this is a great feature, with the amount of sticker packs I have it makes posting my commonly used stickers a breeze. A very welcome addition

  • jefftam

    Again, features that will never come to BB10. They say that they want to continue supporting the platform but continue to demonstrate otherwise.

    • Wayno

      BlackBerry are managing BBM for BB10. EMTEK are now looking after BBM for Android and they are the ones adding the new features such as games etc.

  • Roy shpitalnik

    Good One. I have many stickers and sometimes it’s hard to sort them

  • Alan

    Great feature Wayno! Would love to see it on BB10. That is where I spend 99% of my time when on a phone.