Facebook 3.1 for BlackBerries Offers More to 'Like'
Research In Motion today announced the pending availability of Facebook 3.1 for BlackBerry smartphones. The most significant new feature of Facebook 3.1 is support for Facebook Groups. BlackBerry users will now be able to manage the groups to which they belong, including the ability to post updates, comments, and media. Users may also scan the profiles of other group members. The other new feature of Facebook 3.1 for BlackBerry is the ability to Like comments that have been added to posts. RIM said the update will appear in App World in the next 24 hours.
Facebook Users Can Now Comment On Posts with Videos
Facebook has made it possible for people to comment on posts, photos, or videos with videos of their own. Facebook says the idea was to "enable more engaging and immersive conversations." Comments now support videos, links, photos, stickers, and emoji.
Facebook Enables Group Calls from Messenger
Facebook today said group calling is now available within its Messenger app. Users around the globe can call any group by tapping on the phone icon in the conversation thread.
Facebook Brings GIFs to Comments
Facebook today made it possible to share GIFs within comment threads on posts. Facebook Messenger has supported GIFs for some time; in fact, people share 25,000 GIFs in Messenger every minute, totaling some 13 billion GIFs in 2016.
Facebook Messenger No Longer Requires Facebook Account
Facebook said beginning today people do not have to have a Facebook account to use Facebook Messenger. When first loading the app, users will have the option of signing in with a phone number rather than their Facebook account.