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Posts: 17
Registered: ‎04-30-2009
My Device: Not Specified

BBM 5 typing disappears

im having a frequent problem when im typing a bbm message to someone, at times the area where i type goes blank, but if i press enter, it still comes up with what i typed. it then carries on staying blank in the typing area, unless i delete that conversation in bbm and start a new one with that person.


any one else have this problem or know of any solutions?

ive tried to take it back to the previous BBM and reinstall BBM 5 but solution....



Guru I
Posts: 16,194
Registered: ‎07-23-2008
My Device: Torch 9850/ Playbook
My Carrier: VerizonWireless

Re: BBM 5 typing disappears

Hi Jamamini and welcome to the forums!


A couple of us have had this happen. A battery pull clears it but I haven't seen a fix.

I will post when I do.





No data will be lost when doing the following: pull the battery while the device is ON.
Replace after a minute, Let the device reboot 1-3 min, see if the problem is fixed.


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New Member
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎01-02-2010
My Device: Curve 8900
My Carrier: AT&T

Re: BBM 5 typing disappears

I too have been having the same problem. I do not however do a whole reset. If you simply delete the conversation and start a new one the cursor will reappear. That is the only way I have found to resolve the issue and have not heard anything about a fix. Probably just another kink of BBM 5. 

New Contributor
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎12-23-2009
My Device: Curve 8520
My Carrier: Airtel Karnataka, India

Re: BBM 5 typing disappears

I've been facing the same issue as well. Infact I've faced this issue in Gtalk as well.

The only way to get back to seeing what I'm typing is ending the conversation the respective app.