BlackBerry Connect

2.3
863 reviews
100K+
Downloads
Content rating
Everyone
Screenshot image
Screenshot image
Screenshot image
Screenshot image
Screenshot image
Screenshot image
Screenshot image
Screenshot image
Screenshot image
Screenshot image
Screenshot image
Screenshot image
Screenshot image
Screenshot image
Screenshot image
Screenshot image
Screenshot image
Screenshot image

About this app

BlackBerry Connect™ is an enterprise instant message (IM) and presence application that improves communication and collaboration while simultaneously protecting corporate data and respecting employee privacy. BlackBerry Connect extends corporate instant messaging platforms like Microsoft Lync, OCS and Sametime to market leading mobile devices without requiring a VPN, firewall holes or servers in the DMZ. It provides instant messaging, presence, and corporate directory lookup from an easy-to-use interface.


IMPORTANT NOTE: The BlackBerry Connect application requires BlackBerry Connect Server v2.1 back-end software. It will not work with earlier versions of BlackBerry Connect Server. Please contact your IT administrator for a username and access key.


End User Features:
•Keep personal contacts and IMs private
•View colleagues’ real-time availability via presence
•Select the best way to communicate – IM, email*, or a phone call
•Receive message alerts and notifications, even when the app is in the background
•Search corporate directory for a contact
•Manage multiple chats in conversation view
•View contacts by groups and favorites
•Search conversation history, even in offline or airplane mode
•Set presence status and personal message
•Set alert and away preferences


IT Features:
•Protect corporate data in motion and at rest with military-grade encryption
•Secure the corporate network by not requiring firewall holes or servers in the DMZ
•Configure granular security policies such as strong password requirements
•Prevent data leakage by disabling cut/copy/paste and separating work and personal contacts
•Remote lock or wipe corporate data while preserving personal information
•Detect and prevent jailbroken devices from connecting to the corporate network
•Integrates with other BlackBerry mobile collaboration solutions, providing seamless and secure end-to-end business workflow
•IT-controlled disclaimer at the top of each new conversation (received or sent)
•Save IM conversations to users’ Conversation History folder on Exchange for later access, management, retention, deletion (requires Microsoft Lync 2010)


Note: BlackBerry Connect supports Android™ devices running Android OS 6.0 or later.
Updated on
Oct 3, 2022

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
This app may share these data types with third parties
Location
This app may collect these data types
Location, Personal info and 4 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted
2.3
863 reviews
August Mondale
July 27, 2020
This app and the whole entire suite are complete garbage. Unreliable, unintuitive, and just overall garbage. I would rather write letters to the person I am contacting than use this app, it works about 10% of the time if I am being generous, and I have to reinstall it at least once a day.
13 people found this review helpful
Did you find this helpful?
A Google user
December 24, 2019
Works ok for a few days but then goes offline and wont let me sign in again. The whole point of this app is to be able to connect on the go. I have to keep uninstalling and reinstalling the app to get it to work. Very annoying and pretty useless!
10 people found this review helpful
Did you find this helpful?
Mike D
May 14, 2020
Terrible. Doesn't sync conversations between app and desktop. Have to log back in every 4 seconds. Have to manually sign out because otherwise it tells users you're still active. How is BlackBerry still a thing? How is an IM app not perfected by now? Sad it can't even handle the basics.
25 people found this review helpful
Did you find this helpful?

What's new

Bug fixes