BlackBerry Connect 4+

BlackBerry Corporation

    • 1.6 • 126 Ratings
    • Free



IMPORTANT NOTE: The BlackBerry Connect application will not operate without the necessary back-end software. Please contact your IT administrator for a username and password.

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 and OCS 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.

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
•Use swipe cell for quick actions on contacts 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
•Automatically optimized client for iPhone or iPad
•Retina display support

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 Good mobile collaboration solutions, providing seamless and secure end-to-end business workflow

*Require BlackBerry Work

Please Note: BlackBerry Connect is not compatible with iPod Touch

What’s New

Version 3.12.1

-Bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

1.6 out of 5
126 Ratings

126 Ratings

Kitkatpatterson ,

Notifications Now Interrmittent

I used to get notifications when I would get an IM, even if the app is running in the background, but now that happens intermittently. It’s been like this for a couple months. I assume a new update or something? I have an iPhone X. This app is pointless if I can get reliable notifications.

Widget cool ,

Horrible step backwards

My company left Good App and BB Connect to BB Work and BB Connect. What a horrible horrible horrible interface. Each of these BB apps have their own password. No single sign on. BB Connect is NOT interfaced with biometric login. You have to manually enter your cryptic password EVERY TIME YOU OPEN THE APP!!!! Not just once for the day.

Good App has ability to authenticate and verify logins. BB Work and BB Connect do not. BB totally falls down. Every time i am out of office and have to look at my texts I have to open my password vault write down the password and manually enter it. This is ludicrous. BB Connect blocks user from copying and pasting from Keychain and third party password vaults too. Obviously not well thought out. So BB you think this is secure? I have to dumb down my password so I can remember it. Folks. Avoid this app if you can.

tonedover ,

Terrible BBerry software - just go out of business already...

Notifies you of old connect sessions you have had on your pc days after the fact. This app is poorly programmed without common sense of what a user would want. Needs more settings / notification options.
Further logging frequently takes minutes on strong connections.
Frequently even when you log off or exit the app via IOS it still pulls in notifications of conversations you are having on your PC. This is terribly annoying when going between working at your desk and conference rooms in the same day.
BlackBerry is just such a joke. They pull back to concentrate on software and even that is subpar.

App Privacy

The developer, BlackBerry Corporation, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Contact Info
  • User Content
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Location

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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