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Facebook Pulls Support for BlackBerry 10, BBOS

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Mar 18, 2016, 8:16 AM   by Eric M. Zeman

Facebook has decided to cease supporting the BlackBerry 10 and BlackBerry OS platforms. The company has chosen to discontinue its essential APIs for BlackBerry, effectively breaking the existing app. Earlier this week, the company updated the official BlackBerry Facebook app that replaced the native app with a simple web interface. BlackBerry users face a mandatory update to the Facebook app by March 31, at which point the app will cease to work on BlackBerry 10 and BlackBerry 7.1 handsets. The change will impact BlackBerry 10 users more significantly, as Facebook functions will no longer be available through the BlackBerry Hub. This means messages, comments, notifications, and other content won't be pushed to the phone. Moreover, BB10 handsets will no longer be able to integrate Facebook contacts with their BlackBerry contacts, and won't be able to share photos and other content directly to Facebook. BlackBerry expressed disappointment with Facebook's decision. Last month, WhatsApp also announced plans to stop supporting BlackBerry.

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Mar 18, 2016, 1:50 PM


This is incredibly unfortunate considering that the BlackBerry Passport and Classic are, in many cases, less than a year old for most people, and the FB app worked great, in fact, better than it does on the Priv since everything showed up in the Hub. It's frustrating, and annoying, that FB would ditch those users and toss them to a web view instead, seemingly out of laziness since BB10 can run Android apps so couldn't they have updated it to use newer APIs??
I'd prefer to ditch Facebook. It's ran by ultra leftist globalist Mark Zuckerberg and is used as a spying tool by the government. Everyone shares their most intimidate thoughts and details about their life on FB. Used to be if you wanted to find ou...
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