Facebook has handed ailing BlackBerry a major fillip, by announcing that it’s performing a u-turn on the decision to not support the BlackBerry 10 and BlackBerry OS platforms
Writing on its blog, BlackBerry confirms that Facebook will continue to be available on its home-grown operating systems, but warns “the experience will be slightly different.”
How so? Well the native Facebook app is still dead – seems there’s no going back there – but BlackBerry has worked closely with the social network to update the web-app for both BlackBerry 10 and the aging BB OS.
New experience, new features
The update has landed just ahead of the native app’s death date of March 31. There are some positive additions to the new web-based offering though, with a variety of features not available on the native application now showing.
This includes the ability to reply to comments, a fix to a news feed bug, and all the desktop Facebook features should now be available at your fingertips.
For those hoping that Facebook-owned Whatsapp support will follow, don’t hold your breath as there’s no news just yet.
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