Twitter for BlackBerry Adds BBM Integration
Twitter today released a new version of its mobile application for RIM's BlackBerry platform. Twitter 3.0 for BlackBerry adds one crucial element: integration with RIM's BlackBerry Messenger service. According to Twitter, BBM integration allows users to share their latest Tweet as a BBM message, as well as access their contacts' Twitter accounts from their BBM profiles. Other features include the ability to share web links directly from the browser and upload photos to Twitter directly from the BlackBerry camera application. Twitter 3.0 for BlackBerry is a free download from BlackBerry App World.
BBM Gains PayPal for Android, BlackBerry, iOS
BlackBerry today added a handful of new features to its cross-platform messaging service. All versions of BBM (Android, BlackBerry, iOS) earn the ability to send money to BBM contacts using PayPal.
BlackBerry Makes BBM Privacy Features Free
BBM users now have more control over their messages thanks to an update BlackBerry made available to Android, BlackBerry, and iOS devices. All three platforms now have unlimited use of the Retract and Timer features.
BBM for Android Gains Video Calling
BlackBerry today said it is expanding BBM video calling to Android devices. The feature is rolling out in the U.S.
Twitter Adds 'Connect' Tab to Help Find Accounts Worth Following
Twitter today announced a new tool meant to make it easier to find new people and accounts to follow. The "connect" tab will appear on Twitter for the web, and in the Android and iOS mobile apps beginning today, where Twitter will curate a list of accounts it believe users might like to follow.
Twitter More Prominently Suggesting Who to Follow
Twitter has tweaked its Android and iOS mobile apps by adding "who to follow" suggestions directly to users' timelines. Twitter says it relies on a number of factors to determine the suggested accounts, including users' email and phone contacts, as well as what types of accounts they already follow.