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After having spent some time in the BlackBerry Beta Zone, a new Facebook for BlackBerry 10 has been released to BlackBerry World and is now readily available for download. As noted in the change log, this release brings several new features and enhances the overall experience when using the app. It is noted as being an important update, so be sure to grab it as soon as possible if you're a Facebook user.Continue Reading →
Although the official BlackBerry 10 Facebook client has the messaging portion built-in, there's still plenty of folks out there who like to have the messaging portion separated. One app to achieve that has been Messenger for Facebook by Nemory Studios and right now, a new revamped and improved version is available through the BlackBerry Beta Zone. While the first beta was a little rough, this second beta adds many improvements and fixes.
- New UI and UX. Much faster and snappier in every way
- Unlimited Multiple Accounts
- Color Schemes
- Wallpapers including Wallpaper Store
- Profile Page
- Favorites List
- Integrated Full Emoji
- Better Sound Effects
- Improvements and many bug fixes
- Please note: Headless Hub integration is a feature that should be included in the next update, but a stable headless is not guaranteed.
As noted, this build of Messenger is a beta so there sure to be some bugs found in the app, that is of course, the reason for beta testing so if you spot any, be sure to send off some feedback. Also, if you have a previous version of Messenger installed, you don't have to try out this beta but if you're having issues with the version installed, it is suggested to give the beta a try. You can download it now using the BlackBerry Beta Zone app.Continue Reading →
Have you been waiting for new Facebook beta for BlackBerry 10? Chances are you have as it has been quite a while since the last beta was released. If you load up the BlackBerry Beta Zone right now, you should see a new version available with a few small changes noted in the changelog.Continue Reading →
Facebook has again made some changes to the way they display content in your News Feed in hopes of bringing a better balance. Finding a good balance between too much content and not enough content is a tough task and Facebook has been taking user feedback to heart on this. Facebook is once again changing the content that is displayed in your News Feed based on what they have been hearing.Continue Reading →
Facebook has revamped the social network's community standards and guidelines to show what registered accounts can (and more importantly, cannot) share on the service.Continue Reading →
UPDATE - This issue has now been resolved and users should be able to see updates within the app accordingly now.
In related Facebook news, as many folks have now noticed and shared in the CrackBerry Forums, the Facebook app on BlackBerry is having some issues right now. More precisely, when you sort your newsfeed by 'Most Recent' it displays an error rather than showing you the latest updates. However, 'Top Stories' is still working and pulling in data. We reached out to BlackBerry to see if they were aware of the issue and indeed, they are and it's currently being looked into, although there is no ETA for a fix yet. That said, we'll update this post when things get back into a working order. Until then, don't die.Continue Reading →
At a media event in Mumbai, Facebook announced that it is teaming up with Indian carrier Reliance in launching the Internet.org initiative in the country. The project, which aims to provide free access to basic internet services on mobile, will be available exclusively to Reliance subscribers in six Indian states, with more being added at a later stage.Continue Reading →
For those of you out there who have been using the BlackBerry Beta Zone versions of Facebook, this won't be much of a change but if you've stuck to the BlackBerry World release and avoided beta's, you might be pleased to know that the Facebook app for BlackBerry 10 has been updated. It takes a combination of all the improvements made in the Beta Zone versions and places them in BlackBerry World for all. What's new?Continue Reading →
Facebook is making yet another change in its News Feed today, designed to reduce the number of stories that could offer false information or be deliberate hoaxes. This new feature comes a few months after Facebook announced it would give less relevance to News Feed posts that have what it considers to be "click-bait" headlines.Continue Reading →
Amidst all the BlackBerry Classic excitement, a new beta update for Facebook slipped into the BlackBerry Beta Zone. It doesn't add any wide sweeping changes but as noted in the change log, it does offer up the ability to use photo collages and access to admin pages, which I'm sure a lot of page owners will appreciate. The update is live now so if you've not yet grabbed, you can do so through the BlackBerry Beta Zone app.Continue Reading →
A new Facebook for BlackBerry 10 beta has now landed for those of you out there who like testing new apps out. This release, available now in the BlackBerry Beta Zone, brings some very long awaited changes in addition multiple bug fixes. So what's new and what is the long awaited changes? Have a look.Continue Reading →
If you've been having issues with duplicate items showing up in your Facebook newsfeed, there's now a fix, according to the change log that goes along with the latest Facebook for BlackBerry 10 update. Available in BlackBerry World right now, once you get it downloaded, it is suggested you log out and log back in to force the removal of any duplicates you may have in your newsfeed. Additionally, the change log notes 'some other newsfeed display issues' have also been corrected. I never had any duplicates to begin with but nice to know those who may have now have a fix it.Continue Reading →
If you're a heavy Facebook user and looking to do some beta testing, it's time to fire up the BlackBerry Beta Zone app. A new version of Facebook for BlackBerry has now arrived and is ready for download. According to the change log, this release (v10.4.30.6) focuses up 'many newsfeed improvements' and has 'multiple bug fixes', which all sounds very promising. It doesn't appear to be showing however if you have BlackBerry 10.3.1 installed, so keep that in mind if you do not see it. You might need to roll back to an 'official' OS release.Continue Reading →
Facebook has received approval from the European Union for its $19 billion purchase of WhatsApp. The main concern over the deal in Europe was that the deal would harm communication in the telecom market. The European Commission said that the acquisition would not impede competition, according to Re/code:Continue Reading →
Facebook, in a decision that could change the course of humanity as we know it, today announced that it's going to "reduce click-baiting headlines." That is, it's going to give less relevance to post with headlines like the one we used on this post, and instead give preference to headlines that actually give facts and allow the reader to choose whether to read the story.
Imagine that.Continue Reading →
If you're looking for some BBOS love, the BlackBerry Beta Zone never fails to deliver. Facebook for BBOS v188.8.131.52 has now arrived in the BlackBerry Beta Zone and while it's really only a small change, it's still an update that will make some folks happy. According to the change log, it addresses issues with multiple photo uploads to Facebook, so if you're a Facebook user and have been having issues, give it a go.Continue Reading →
Update: It seems that Facebook is back online both in web browser and the BlackBerry app. You are free to carry on with your day.
It appears that Facebook's newest feature is "being offline". Attempts to visit the social network right now are being thwarted by a lack of stuff to load, from a "network error" alert with no new content in the iPhone and iPad apps to an apology of "Sorry, something went wrong" in browsers. Let us know, is Facebook down for you too?Continue Reading →
It has been a while since the last Facebook update for BBOS but if you're a BlackBerry Beta Zone user, the latest is now available for download. Marked as v184.108.40.206, this beta release adds one simple but long awaited feature and that is the ability to upload multiple images at the same time.
- Ability to upload multiple photos via the photo publisher on Newsfeed, up to 10 photos at a time
The update is live now for all eligible BlackBerry Beta Zone users so log in, get it downloaded and let us know how it's working out for you. If history is anything to go by, it should move out of the BlackBerry Beta Zone pretty quick and be available to all soon.Continue Reading →
Facebook is being investigated by UK regulators over concerns that the social network may have infringed on data protection laws in the country. This is a follow-up to findings that the social network conducted experiments on some of its user base without prior permission.Continue Reading →
If the Facebook app on BlackBerry 10 isn't up to par for you, it's time to grab the latest update. Appearing in BlackBerry World right now is v10.4.1.11 and according to the change log it might address some of the issues folks have been having with the app. Of course, it features the usual general improvements and bug fixes but it's a bit more to the mix as well.Continue Reading →
Back in April we saw Facebook for BlackBerry 10 get updated to bring the ability to sort your feed - Top Stories or Most Recent. A big feature that had been missing. BlackBerry has been busy working on the app and an update has appeared in BlackBerry Beta Zone. It brings some new features as well as improvements and bug fixes.Continue Reading →
I can't tell you how many times I get a strange or confused look whenever I mention that I'm not on Social Media. Even Kevin admitted his envy when he discovered that I'm not on Instagram, Twitter, foursquare, Facebook or anything else. In fact, he asked me to share my reasons about it on CrackBerry even though it's not news.
I initially shied away from writing such an article but I know the strength of CrackBerry is in its community, and connecting to everyone here should always remain my priority. Before I start, I'd like to also note that BlackBerry's CEO, John Chen, isn't on any social media either — so to my comfort — I'm not alone.Continue Reading →