Facebook for BlackBerry Gets New Features

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RIM announced today that Facebook for BlackBerry smartphones has some new features. These come in the third beta release.

New features include Wi-Fi support, the ability to delete comments and posts, and a new prompt that appears before you delete a message. These have all been heavily requested, according to the company.

It's not hard to see why the Wi-Fi would be heavily requested. Obviously it means staying connected in more places. Users will have to have a BlackBerry data plan with web browsing to receive push notifications while connected on Wi-Fi.

The comment/post deletion gives users more control, and clearly more people than ever are doing a great deal of their social networking from their mobile devices. "If you don’t like what someone has posted on your Wall, or if you want to remove a comment you’ve posted on a friend’s wall, or even get rid of a status update that you’ve published, you can simply choose to delete it," says RIM Communication Manager Kirsty Cochrane.

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"Previously, when you deleted a Facebook message from the Facebook for BlackBerry smartphones app, it was also permanently deleted from your Facebook account," she adds. "You can now select whether you want to delete a message from the Facebook for BlackBerry smartphone application or from your Facebook account, or both."

The latest beta version of Facebook for BlackBerry smartphones can be downloaded by members of the BlackBerry Beta Zone.

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