Facebook for BlackBerry smartphones

New in this release

The new features and enhancements for Facebook for BlackBerry smartphones version 4.1 include the following items:

Easier Access to News Feed Filtering Options

Facebook 4.1 makes it even easier to access your News Feed Filters. You can now select Show All, Status Updates, Photos or Links directly from the Navigation List as well as from your BlackBerry Menu Key.

Refreshed Profile Design

Facebook 4.1 has an exciting new look and feel for your Profile page. You’ll be able to view your cover photo, larger profile pictures, plus there’s a new ‘More Actions’ button that allows you to view another user’s cover photo in full screen mode.

Set Your Profile Photo

With Facebook 4.1 you can easily change your profile photo using the BlackBerry Menu key on your smartphone. Simply select a photo from an album, press the BlackBerry Menu Key and select ‘Set As Profile Picture’.

Photo tag enhancements

Facebook now allows you to view multiple photos tags in your News Feed. For up to two people tagged with your photo, users can see their profile names. For three or more people tagged with your photo, the number of people tagged will be displayed. Users can then click on this to find out who’s been tagged.

Additional Improvements

Facebook 4.1 provides a fix for notification clearing and the issue of receiving multiple, duplicate friend requests has been addressed. Users may still experience duplicate friend requests under poor network conditions. Facebook 4.1 also provides User Interface improvements for Nearby Places screen.

Fixed issues

This section lists fixed issues in Facebook for BlackBerry. smartphones version 4.1.

General fixed issues

Some users experienced issues when viewing a list of tagged users in status update or check-in post.

A text scrolling issue occurred when using a Remote Search text field.

The comment count was not updated after deleting a comment.

The News Feed did not update properly when liking comments.

The News Feed stopped responding and displayed a white screen when scrolling to the top of the News Feed.

News Feed posts were not updated with new comments on BBOS 7.1 devices.

In some instances, Facebook notifications were not cleared.

In rare cases, some users didn't receive Facebook notifications.

Searching for friends returned duplicates.

My Numbers did not accept phone numbers with 12, 13, or 14 digits.

Implemented the "with" feature for tagged photo's in News Feeds.

Names were missing in the tagged user list and other user's friends' list.

The names of tagged users did not appear in status update or check-in post.

Improvements in Photo Tags/Tag Info.

When refreshing the Friends list, it stayed in a Loading Friends state.

Read messages continued to display as Unread in the Messages Quick View panel.

New default images are available for user profiles.

Improved scrolling and navigation, under certain conditions.

A friend’s profile picture was not updated on the profile screen when the friend changed his profile photo.

Known issues

This section lists known issues for Facebook for BlackBerry smartphones version 4.1.

Translation issues

In some cases, if you are using your smartphone 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 smartphone, you might receive a connection error.

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

The time required to load pictures time from News Feeds might not be optimal.

You might experience some scrolling and navigations issues, such as:
  • Liking a photo from the photo comment screen takes you back to the full screen photo.
  • Clicking a Places link doesn't open the Places screen.
  • Pulling to Refresh some Facebook Events might hang if more events are displayed in landscape mode.
  • Closing the Add Comment dialog using the Back key might not work in photo full view screen.
  • Scrolling continues past the activity items listed in Nearby.
  • Being unable to scroll right from the BBM integration icon to the text field in the Places screen.
  • Navigation movement is incorrect in Comments screen of News Feed posts when using the Trackpad scroll.

You might see an incorrect comment count under limited conditions.

Facebook memory consumption issues might occur with very large albums during swiping. Photo browsing/performance improvements are targeted for future release(s).

Posts associated with photos added to the News Feed might not show the correct time.

Status updates might not display when News Feed filtering is applied for certain accounts.

The cover photo might not refresh when refreshing the profile page. To solve, re-open the profile page.

You might see an incorrect full screen photo (first photo in album) loaded when selecting the Profile Image on User's profile.

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