BlackBerry, the company that made a roaring comeback last year with its BlackBerry 10 operating system and a couple of its flagship smartphones, released its rebooted services in the US last month. And less than a week later, the company has rolled out significant updates for its social networking apps Facebook and Twitter. This is the first update for the popular website Facebook and the second update for its micro-blogging counterpart –Twitter. So as a roundup, here are the changes that have been made.
The new update showcases a feature that allows users to learn if any of their Facebook friends are proximity to where they stand. The feature will first use the device’s location tracker to learn where the users is present currently, and then use the check-in feature to reveal the user some of his friends who are close to him/her.
The update now allows users to carry out a number of photo related tasks with ease. Users can now easily tag their Facebook friends while uploading photos using the app, and can even retain some of the Facebook images they like over the device’s local storage space.
Sharing & Events:
Sharing in BB10 gets better with this update. Users can now share any content they find interesting on their Facebook news feed to their friends on their contact list via BBM, message, email and other sources. Users can also instantly schedule and plan events, invite friends for the event, keep track of the events, post content regarding the event and even tag some of their friends.
Though not massive as Facebook, the Twitter update still is quite significant. The newly included features allow users to view any new activity such as mentioning, follows and favorites in one place; Checkout photos, article summaries and other updates within their tweets, and learn the number of times a tweet has been added as a favorite.
Unlike the Android and iOS operating systems, the company BlackBerry develops some of the apps for its devices. And as of now, it has over 100,000 apps under its belt and is hoping to increase the limit even more in the coming months. Activities like updation and inclusion is indeed necessary for the company to compete with the existing industry giants. So let’s hope the company sustains the good work that it’s doing now and emerges as one of the best smartphones of the year.