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Mandatory update to BlackBerry's Facebook app turns it into a link to the web version of the site

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Mandatory update to BlackBerry's Facebook app turns it into a link to the web version of the site
For those of your rockin' a BlackBerry 10 or BlackBerry OS handset, a big change is coming to your Facebook app on March 31st. On that date, the app will no longer work for those using a handset powered by BlackBerry OS 7.1 or earlier, or BlackBerry 10. In order to continue using Facebook, the app will need to be updated.

BlackBerry suggests that users go to the appropriate BlackBerry World listing of the Facebook app (found on the sourcelink) where they can download the update. The latter turns BlackBerry's native Facebook app into a link sending you to the web-based version of the site. On the BlackBerry support page the company writes, "Those wishing to continue using Facebook are encouraged to move to the web-based experience which will provide the most feature rich alternative."

After the update, BlackBerry Hub integration will no longer be available on Facebook, and "BlackBerry 10 smartphones will no longer have the ability to share items like pictures and videos directly to Facebook using the Share icon."


Why is this happening? According to BlackBerry, the private API used on the native Facebook app for iOS and Android is not available for general use, and is not being offered to BlackBerry.


source: Facebook (BB OS 7.1 or older|BB 10) via Crackberry

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