Turn Off BBM Persistent Notification in Android Status Bar

BlackBerry Messenger or BBM, which released as a free download to Android (also to iOS) last October, became one of the most popular cross-platform messaging services in a short period. You can install it free on devices running Android 4.0 and above, and chat with your Android, iOS and BlackBerry owning friends.

Once it is installed and set up, BBM cannot be closed. A persistent notification icon appears in the status bar, but you can turn this off in Settings menu if you find it annoying.

How to turn off BBM’s persistent notification on Android?

1. Run BBM and tap on the three vertical dots. It’ll bring more options.


2. Tap on “Settings” and under “Notifications” switch off the “BBM Connected Icon” option. That’s all!

Please note that, when you turn off the BBM connected icon, BBM messages might not be delivered or delivery might be delayed if your device’s memory is low.

Kannan is a computer and Android enthusiast, a blogger by passion and a tech freak. His always ready-to-help attitude, knowledge and hard work is what drives him.


  1. Elda

    Dec 30, 2015 at 7:59 pm

    Hi, I have samsung S4 and I wont to turn off the notification bar for bbm but when I make off the BBM connected icon I don`t have any notification for this app. In this app I don`t need only the notification bar icon not the all notifications.


  2. Beamer

    Jan 25, 2014 at 3:19 pm

    This site was… how do you say it? Relevant!! Finally I have found something which helped me. Thanks a lot!

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