Facebook for BlackBerry Smartphones v2.0 (Beta 3): Wi-Fi Support and More

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Attention, Facebook® for BlackBerry® smartphones users! Following the initial Facebook for BlackBerry smartphones v2.0 beta release and the Facebook for BlackBerry smartphones v2.0 beta refresh released shortly after that, we’re pleased to announce the third beta release which includes some of the most requested features: Wi-Fi® support, the ability to delete comments and posts, and a new prompt that appears before you delete a Facebook message.

Let’s take a look at the new features in more detail.

Wi-Fi Support

Wi-Fi support is here! Now you can stay connected with friends and enjoy the full functionality of the Facebook app for BlackBerry smartphones while in a Wi-Fi environment.

Note: To receive push notifications while connected on Wi-Fi, a BlackBerry data plan with web browsing enabled is required.

Delete Comments and Posts

With this third Facebook beta release, you can now delete unwanted posts and comments. If you don’t like what someone has posted on your Wall, or if you want to remove a comment you’ve posted on a friend’s wall, or even get rid of a status update that you’ve published, you can simply choose to delete it.

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Delete Prompt

Previously, when you deleted a Facebook message from the Facebook for BlackBerry smartphones app, it was also permanently deleted from your Facebook account. You can now select whether you want to delete a message from the Facebook for BlackBerry smartphone application or from your Facebook account, or both. The choice is yours!

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To download the latest beta version, you need to register to become a BlackBerry® Beta Zone member. Please note that you must reside in one of the BlackBerry Beta Zone supported countries in order to participate in the latest beta release.

Note: BlackBerry Beta Zone participants will require a new keycode for downloading this latest beta version. If you experience difficulties retrieving a keycode, please visit the BlackBerry Beta Zone discussion thread for steps on how to obtain a new one. To access the thread, you must be a participant of the Facebook 2.0 beta program.

We always appreciate your feedback and strive to accommodate your requests as quickly as possible. Post a comment and let us know what you think of the latest beta version of Facebook for BlackBerry smartphones. With that said, we have a few more features in store for our next release, so stay tuned!

About Kirsty C.

Communication Manager Kirsty joined Research In Motion (RIM) in 2003 and has been working on various aspects of the social networking product portfolio since 2008. Kirsty is a member of the Product Management team responsible for the Facebook for BlackBerry, Twitter for BlackBerry and Social Feeds applications, and works closely with RIM internal teams on product readiness initiatives and go-to-market strategies. As a communications enthusiast and advocate of social media, Kirsty looks forward to contributing to the RIM blog community and connecting with the readers.

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