Facebook For BlackBerry Smartphones Version 3.0 Released In BlackBerry Beta Zone With BBM Integration & More!

by Mauricio 830 views0

Besides for the Facebook for PlayBook update I just mentioned, RIM also released a new beta of Facebook for BlackBerry smartphones in the BlackBerry Beta Zone. Now at version 3.0 (3.0.0.6), this beta includes a few new features like BBM connectivity, and bug fixes. Here’s what’s new:

  • BBM Connected App Integration
  • New Facebook Publisher
  • Share with BBM Contact
  • UI Discoverability Improvements
  • Improved Facebook Notifications
  • User-Friendly Error Messages

For more info and to get the Facebook for BlackBerry 3.0 beta sign up or log in at blackberry.com/beta, or read more details about the new features below!

  • BBM Connected App integration
    Facebook for BlackBerry is now a BBM-connected app. When you connect Facebook with BBM, you can share your latest Facebook status and location check-in as your BBM Personal Message by simply selecting the Share with BBM icon from the Facebook Publisher. You can even access the Facebook app right from a BBM Profile by clicking on Facebook in the list of BBM-Connected applications.
  • New Facebook Publisher
    With the revamped Publisher, users can now add their location, tag a friend, upload a photo with their status updates, and share with BBM. Users still have the option to control who can see each update they share using the Publisher Privacy Control that was implemented in v2.0.
  • Share with BBM Contact
    The Share with BBM function has been added as a top-level menu item for ease of sharing News Feed items with your BBM contacts.
  • UI Discoverability Improvements
    While you could always filter News Feed content to view only Status Updates, Photos, Links or All, recent user feedback has suggested that it wasn’t easy to discover this option, so we’ve made improvements to make this function more intuitive in the Menu.
    In response to user feedback, the Privacy Settings option has been made more prominent in the Options menu by moving it to the top of the menu. And Account Settings has been added to give you easy access to edit your basic preferences (e.g. login email) while using the application.
  • Improved Facebook Message Notifications
    In some instances, users were missing new message notifications due to Facebook’s implementation of the new Messages service. Facebook message notifications are now refreshed frequently based on usage. This will ensure users receive any new messages that may not have been pushed to the device.
  • User-Friendly Error Messages
    Additional detail is now available in error dialogues to explain the issue being experienced, which could possibly lead to customer resolution of the issue.