BlackBerry has updated its Facebook app for BlackBerry 10 to version 10.2.1, bringing along several features for the social networking junkies in the crowd. The release brings the Facebook app for BlackBerry closer to that found on other platforms.
The app now features Facebook Chat, which will allow you to see which of your friends are online, send chat messages, send photos, and see when your messages are delivered and read. As on other platforms, you can see when a friend is typing a message, search within your chat list to find friends and groups, and edit your list of favourite chat friends. Along with the Chat updates, the Messages section now details when a message is sent.
The key to any application is a smooth flow, and BlackBerry says with this update you'll notice several speed enhancements. Primarily, there is quicker loading of the newsfeed and you can now click on the scrollbar to automatically load to the top. Facebook 10.2.1 also adds an easier way of setting your Profile and Cover Photos. You can set your Facebook profile photo or cover photo right from the Camera app, or from within a Facebook photo album.
Lastly, BlackBerry has brought enhanced Page Admin functionality, letting you post updates and see the number of people talking about your page. Visiting Pages has also been given a new look, which BlackBerry says makes navigation and communicating easier.
Facebook for BlackBerry 10 smartphones version 10.2.1 works for handsets running BlackBerry 10 version 10.1, available on BlackBerry World.