Facebook announces greater BlackBerry integration

Facebook and BlackBerry in bed 1.5
Facebook and BlackBerry in bed 1.5

Facebook has announced an upgrade to its BlackBerry application, allowing greater integration between your handset and social networking profile.

As part of the new 1.5 upgrade to the application launched last October, users will find their Facebook contacts integrated into their BlackBerry phone book, complete with picture from the site.

There's also loads more language support, including Dutch, Polish, Chinese and Korean.

IM from within

For those of you that long to instant message your Facebook friends all day long will be pleased to find out that you can do so from within the client, and the messages will also appear in your inbox should you forget to save them and then endure sleepless nights trying to frantically remember what they said.

Notifications, such as letting you know that someone has thrown a wolf at your pirate or something, will be pushed to the device, and the application will also give the ability to take photos and upload them straight to your Facebook account.

It's a free download, so if you're a BB user and feel like there's not enough social networking in your life already should pop the Facebook for BlackBerry 1.5 on your phone... go on, it's a Wednesday. Not much else is happening.

The app can be downloaded from www.facebook.com/blackberry or www.blackberry.com/go/facebook and can also be downloaded using a BlackBerry smartphone from m.facebook.com or mobile.blackberry.com.

Gareth Beavis
Formerly Global Editor in Chief

Gareth has been part of the consumer technology world in a career spanning three decades. He started life as a staff writer on the fledgling TechRadar, and has grown with the site (primarily as phones, tablets and wearables editor) until becoming Global Editor in Chief in 2018. Gareth has written over 4,000 articles for TechRadar, has contributed expert insight to a number of other publications, chaired panels on zeitgeist technologies, presented at the Gadget Show Live as well as representing the brand on TV and radio for multiple channels including Sky, BBC, ITV and Al-Jazeera. Passionate about fitness, he can bore anyone rigid about stress management, sleep tracking, heart rate variance as well as bemoaning something about the latest iPhone, Galaxy or OLED TV.