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

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And you thought the app updates were over for today! Along with updates to Facebook for PlayBook and Facebook for BlackBerry v3.0 beta, RIM also released Twitter for BlackBerry version 3.0 (3.0.0.11) in the BlackBerry Beta Zone. Like the Facebook beta, this version 3.0 of Twitter includes BBM integration, improvements and fixes. Here’s a breakdown of the new features:

  • BBM Connected App Integration
  • New Tweet Layout
  • Twitter Photo Service Support
  • Automatic Link Shortening
  • Promoted Tweets
  • Improved Notifications for Wi-Fi Only Users

Known issues with this beta release:

  • Twitpic not loading on when viewing profile with BIS Social SIM
  • Loading spinner never disappears, when tweet is posted
  • Text is truncated when rendering in portrait orientation
  • Tweets are randomly Favorited when viewing another users Favorites

For more info and to download the Twitter for BlackBerry 3.0 beta app sign up or log in at blackberry.com/beta. More details and screenshots available below!

  • BBM Connected App Integration
    Twitter for BlackBerry is now a BBM-connected app. When you connect Twitter with BBM, you can share your latest Tweet as your BBM Personal Message by simply selecting the Share with BBM icon when composing a Tweet. You can even access the Twitter app right from a BBM Profile by clicking on Twitter in the list of BBM-Connected applications.
  • New Tweet Layout
    You’ll notice that we’ve made some changes to the appearance and layout of a Tweet on Twitter for BlackBerry so that greater emphasis is on a user’s full name and the Tweet is easier to read.
  • Twitter Photo Service Support
    You can now upload your photos to Twitter’s photo sharing service when adding images to your Tweets. This is now the default photo service for Twitter for BlackBerry smartphones; however, you can opt to upload photos to other 3rd-party services in the Options menu.
  • Automatic Link Shortening
    When composing a Tweet with web links, the web links will automatically count as 20 characters regardless of the length of the link. You will no longer be prompted to shorten the link since this will happen implicitly. When displayed in the timeline, long links are ellipsed for readability but still let you know which site you’re going to.
  • Promoted Tweets
    You may begin to see Promoted Tweets relevant to you in your timeline. Promoted Tweets act just like regular Tweets and are clearly labelled as Promoted when an advertiser has paid for their placement on Twitter.
    Note: Promoted Tweets are ordinary Tweets purchased by advertisers who want to reach a wider group of users or to spark engagement from their existing followers.
  • Improved Notifications for Wi-Fi Only Users
    Users without a BlackBerry data plan will notice an increase in how often they receive Twitter notifications while in a Wi-Fi environment.