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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 v18.104.22.168 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 v22.214.171.124, 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 →
A new Facebook for BlackBerry 10 release is rolling through BlackBerry World right now and looks to correct some of the timeline woes people have been having with the app as well, it adjusts according to some of the recent Facebook changes. The release is noted as being v10.4.0.14 and we've got the change log for you.Continue Reading →
Developer Nemory Oliver, behind the Snap2Chat app, has been working on his next app, a native Facebook messenger app. In has been available to download via the CrackBerry forums in beta form. Now, after a few versions, Messenger is now ready for primetime and is available from BlackBerry World.Continue Reading →
If you've got the BlackBerry Beta Zone app downloaded to your BlackBerry 10 device, you might want to open it up and see if you have a Facebook for BlackBerry 10 beta available to you. A new release has now appeared and while the change log for it appears to be short, summing it up to just bug fixes and improvements to the news feed, the news feed is one of the biggest issues on with the app right now. Again, this is only in the Beta Zone app so you'll have to grab it from there assuming it's available to you.Continue Reading →
Another Monday liveblog from Mobile World Congress is taking place and this time around, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is scheduled to give a keynote address. Zuckerberg is always an interesting one to catch as he's generally a fairly compelling speaker, so this should be good and if nothing else, at least interesting.
We don't really expect too much, if any, Facebook news but instead look for broader topics that have to do with the Internet, social connectivity and the world in general.
We're liveblogging this one starting at 6 p.m. CET — that's noon in New York and 9 a.m. on the West Coast. Join us!Continue Reading →
The advent of social media profiles has created an interesting problem, from a philosophical perspective: what happens to your profile after you die? Originally they would just go dormant unless somebody had your password, but then Facebook updated their policy to place the profiles of our dearly departed into a "memorial" mode where visibility was restricted to only friends. But starting today, Facebook is changing that:
Up to now, when a person's account was memorialized, we restricted its visibility to friends-only. This meant that people could no longer see the account or any of its content unless they were Facebook friends with the person who passed away. Starting today, we will maintain the visibility of a person's content as-is. This will allow people to see memorialized profiles in a manner consistent with the deceased person's expectations of privacy. We are respecting the choices a person made in life while giving their extended community of family and friends ongoing visibility to the same content they could always see.
Additionally, Facebook is offering users the option to create a posthumous "Look Back" video (by 'users' we mean the live ones — they haven't figured out Facebook Afterlife… yet). Reacting to a plea from John Berlin of Missouri, the father of Jesse, who passed away in 2012, Facebook did the work to make it possible to create Look Back videos for memorialized accounts, saying that "John's request touched the hearts of everyone who heard it, including ours."
As the biggest and most interconnected social network out there, Facebook also sees the most death among its ranks. In fact, in October of last year, XKCD tackled the question of when Facebook's dead will outnumber living members, and the answer was sometime in the next 50 to 120 years. It's still an interesting philosophical debate: what happens to your digital presence after you're no longer present?Continue Reading →
The news of Facebook acquiring WhatsApp for an enormous pile of money is front and center in the mobile communication industry today, and for good reason. Having watched WhatsApp grow from nothing into a cross platform winner over the last 5 years, quickly overtaking BBM and doing a darn good job of executing on a growth plan, I'm impressed with what they've done while I've been incredibly frustrated at how long it took BlackBerry to make the cross-platform decision. And while I was shocked to see the deal's valuation, I've taken some time to think about it rationally, and it might not be that insane.Continue Reading →