Facebook Places Now Available For BlackBerry!

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Thanks for your feedback on the beta release of Facebook® for BlackBerry® smartphones v1.9! Your input is valuable in shaping our app, and we strive to incorporate your requested features and improvements in future versions. With that being said, I’m pleased to announce that Facebook Places is now available on BlackBerry smartphones. The final release of Facebook for BlackBerry smartphones v1.9 will be available for download in BlackBerry App World™ (North America only) within the next 24 hours!

What is Facebook Places?

With Facebook Places, you can use your BlackBerry smartphone to conveniently share where you are, what you’re doing, and who you’re with. While you are checking in, you can tag a friend and include a comment to let your friends know what you’re up to. You can also see where your friends are and what they’re doing.

Facebook Places uses cell tower triangulation and the GPS technology on your BlackBerry smartphone to find places of interest close to your location. You can view the location of a Facebook Place on a map to see exactly where it is and check out the surrounding area. You can also get directions to and from a Facebook Place simply by clicking on the map image, which will seamlessly launch the BlackBerry® Maps application.

To start using Places, click on the Places icon on the nav bar. You can check in to Facebook Places within a 2-kilometer radius of your location and see where your friends are checking in around you.

Checking in is a cinch – you can either select a nearby place or add a new place if your location isn’t listed. Keep in mind that any place you create is public, so other people can view your created place.

You can add comments and tag friends when checking in, or view who is currently at your location.

Simply launch BlackBerry Maps by clicking on the map image on the check-in screen. This allows you to view an enlarged map of your location and provides additional map functionality like getting directions.

We look forward to hearing your thoughts on Facebook Places, so be sure to leave us a comment and tell us what you think. For those longing for Facebook Chat, we’ve definitely heard your pleas and are thrilled to know you want it so badly – expect to see it coming soon in a future release!

Changelog for Facebook for BlackBerry smartphones v1.9:

Item Description
Facebook Places You can now share your location with your friends using Facebook Places.
Messages list You can now view your Facebook messages list.
Searching You can now search Facebook for people and pages.
Friends and Pages screen The friends list has been redesigned and you can now view your Pages list from the Friends screen.

Download the final release of Facebook for BlackBerry smartphones v1.9 from BlackBerry App World™ today!

About Sean Hungerford

I’m the head of Product Management for BBM. I lead a team of incredible product managers that work closely with the development and marketing teams to bring the world’s best mobile social networking experience to users on BlackBerry, Android and iPhone. When I’m not busy with BBM you may find me on the tennis court or exploring KW with my Irish R&W Setter named River (for more on him check out my BBM Channel C0024F014 #Shamelessplug).

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