Facebook for BlackBerry smartphones

New features and enhancements

The new features and enhancements for Facebook for BlackBerry smartphones version 3.3 include the following items:

Photos

You can view photo albums in a thumbnail grid and photos in full screen. You can also easily swipe between photos.

BBM connected apps

You can share or stop sharing your BBM PIN, invite Facebook friends who are BlackBerry users to become BBM contacts, and start BBM conversations with Facebook friends from within Facebook.

Unfriending

You can unfriend a user who is currently on your Friends list .

HTTPS Support

The Facebook application is using HTTPS for all communication to the Facebook API and servers.

User Experience changes

The look and feel has been refreshed and improved.

Photo Save

You can save photos to your smartphone or to a media card.

Known issues

This section lists known issues for Facebook for BlackBerry. smartphones version 3.3.

Translation issues

In some cases, if you are using your device in Portuguese, Thai, or Simplified Chinese some commands might not be translated correctly and some items and commands might not display correctly.

In some cases, if you are using your Facebook application with BBM, some commands might not be translated correctly and some items and commands might not display correctly.

General issues

If you are using BlackBerry Device Software 5.0 or 6.0, after downloading the Facebook for BlackBerry smartphones app, the icon might no longer appear on the home screen.

After ignoring a friend request on the Facebook website on your computer, if you attempt to confirm the same friend request on your device, you might receive a connection error.

In some cases, a Newsfeed post is not updated with new comment until newsfeed is refreshed.

If you use the Facebook application and add a friend, this friend might not appear as added. If you then try to confirm the request, you might get the error, "The Facebook server has returned an unknown error and is not able to fulfill your request".

In some cases, when you update a contact that has been linked from your Facebook friends list, the Employer field is not updated.

In some cases, after installing theFacebook for BlackBerry smartphones app and then having a chat with a friend on the Facebook website on a computer, the conversation does not appear in the Facebook for BlackBerry smartphones app.

In some cases, you are unable to launch the Facebook for BlackBerry smartphones app from the Social Feeds app after installing the Facebook for BlackBerry smartphones app.

Even though some game feeds are blocked, posts about them might still appear on your website.

Fixed issues

This section lists fixed issues in Facebook for BlackBerry. smartphones version 3.3.

General fixed issues

In some cases, the search results within the Friends screen didn't match Facebook.com.

In some cases, you couldn't post on a friends wall that had a picture, location and tags of friends.

In some cases, two posts were shown above the comments label.

In some cases, after deleting all wall posts the following incorrect message displayed, "There are no more posts to show" instead of the correct message, "No feeds available" until you refreshed the display.

In some cases, the wrong profile picture sometimes displayed on a message.

In some cases, you were unable to send messages to a list.

In some cases, comments appeared two or more times in Newsfeed posts with many comments.

In some cases, the Newsfeed screen didn't update to show the second photo uploaded to an existing album, even though the screen was refreshed multiple times.

In some cases, the number of photo likes were not consistent between the photo comment screen and the likes list screen.

In some cases, uploading a photo to an album with no space resulted in a generic fail in the email inbox.

In some cases, the spell check option was not behaving as expected in chat screen.

In some chat conversations, if you opened an existing conversation after leaving the smartphone idle for a few minutes, you were unable to view messages just sent/received.

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