RIM Overhauls Facebook App for BlackBerry 7
Research In Motion today announced a significant update to the Facebook application for BlackBerry 7 smartphones. The app received a visual refresh and gains yet more integration with RIM's BlackBerry Messenger product. It is now easier to share PINs and start BBM chats from within Facebook. The new version of Facebook makes it easier to unfriend people from the mobile app. Facebook also now includes higher-resolution thumbnails of the user's photo library and loads them faster. Facebook 3.3 for BlackBerry smartphones is a free download from BlackBerry World.
Facebook Messenger Adds Video Clip Feature
Facebook has pushed out an update to its Messenger application for both Android and iOS and added several new features. The most significant new feature is the ability to record and send 15-second video clips to other Facebook users from within the app itself.
Facebook for Windows Phone Receives Major Facelift
Microsoft has made available a new version of Facebook for the Windows Phone platform. The latest update to the social networking app mixes in several new features that were previously only available in the beta, as well as overhauls both the user experience and performance.
Facebook Overhauls Messenger-Based Camera
Facebook today announced a brand new camera experience within its Messenger application. The redesigned camera feature will let people take photos faster and easier, says Facebook, and it includes some fun tools for dressing up pictures.
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.