RIM Launches Facebook for BlackBerry v2.0 Beta – Includes Chat

By Tina Chubb - Mar 18, 2011

We have some great news now for all you social networking fans that own a BlackBerry smartphone, as RIM has just launched beta version 2.0 of the Facebook for BlackBerry app. Version 2.0 not only brings a redesigned user interface, but it also inlcudes Facebook Chat.

As noted over on the blogs.blackberry.com website, BlackBerry smartphone users will now be able to check if any of their Facebook friends are online, and either start a Chat with them from within the Facebook app or from within the unified mailbox on their BlackBerry handsets.

The great thing about the Facebook for BlackBerry app is the fact that as long the user’s status is set to online, they will still receive notifications even when they are not using the social networking app. Version 2.0 has also provided users with an improved news feed.

Users will now be able to scroll through their News Feed without clicking the ‘Like’ button accidentally. All users have to do to interact with their friends’ posts is simply click the ‘More’ button. Navigation control has also been changed and instead of a static navigation bar, the app now has drop-down navigation.

The blogs.blackberry.com website has provided a full list of improvements found in the beta version 2.0 of the Facebook for BlackBerry smartphones application. Do you use the app on your BlackBerry handset?

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