Facebook for BlackBerry 10 updated to bring emoji support and ability to sort news feed

Facebook for BlackBerry 10 updated to bring emoji support and ability to sort news feed
By DJ Reyes on 20 Mar 2014 10:41 am EDT

There's a big update to Facebook for BlackBerry 10 and it brings it to v10.4. We last saw an update towards the end of January 2014 which brought the ability to tag friends on status updates and comments. BlackBerry seem to be working to bring a better experience to Facebook users on BlackBerry 10 and here we see another update.

What's new in v10.4?

  • Newsfeed Sorting – sort your newsfeed stories by ‘Most Recent’ or ‘Top Stories’.
  • Emoji Support (Emoticons) – use your favorite Emoticons (Smiley faces and others) in your conversations.
  • Screen Reader – photo tag support for photo carousel.
  • Adding Map view to Check-Ins – now see a map of the location you are checking in from.

I'm very glad to see the option to sort the news feed. This has been something I have been looking for since the beginning. The update is making its way around the BlackBerry World servers so if you're not seeing it yet, just keep checking back.

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Facebook for BlackBerry 10 updated to bring emoji support and ability to sort news feed


I wonder if by emojis support they also mean those emoji that u put at the end of your status like feeling happy, etc...

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What's the difference between emoji and emoticons? And where did this term(emoji) came out of nowhere?

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In ancient times, there were three different brands of SMS in Japan.

As you may know they are really crazy about phones, it was not rare to have friends who bought 900USD smartphones 4 times a year. And since they did not use SIM card, each phone meant a new phone number and subscription.

people complained and there was a huge project among the three SMS providers to make them inter-operable, especially about their smiley system.
The result is Emoji. Which are available in selected places that do not include
International SMS or BBM or Facebook.

Unfortunately many people believe that big smiley packs are Emoji.

For instance there is an Emoji smiley that symbolises a meal. Emoji theorists from Japan and China are having an online war in order to decide if the chopsticks in that Emoji should reflect the Japanese or the Chinese style. This struggle has been going in for several years already.

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They better keep them coming. With this new update, I can now only see two posts on my own profile and they're not even in order. Then there's a dot at the bottom and it won't load anything else. Anyone else?

We must be having the same problem. It's ridiculous.
I don't use FB very much nor does this really affect me too much but the loading of profiles has been problematic for over a year now. There are many people who wouldn't put up with this.

Guess what? If you can see past it, you still won't see profile posts in any discernible order. It's about 14 months overdue to sort your newsfeed by most recent, but everything else is still a jumbled mess. You're better off with the browser, or I have better luck using the android version.

*gasp* I think this update finally fixed that bug where facebook contact integration into your address book kept turning itself back on. It's been off for at least 8 hours now... *happy dance*

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Whoopie! That was the one thing I was looking for in the update, but not one word about stability improvements from FB or Crackberry. Ever since the last OS update, this has been EXTREMELY frustrating!!!

I agree. The sort feature should have been available from the very beginning. Either way, it's great to see that it's finally made it's way into the app.

I hate the Facebook app. It keeps resetting to top stories no matter how many times I change it to most recent. At least now I don't have to go Web based to change it back all the time

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I find that the website does this too.... constantly changing it back even if didn't use app in between

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Very much agreed! That's all I ever used the Android FB app for

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For me it just 11.9 mb..
Yup, we need update that can upload and read picture at reply/ comments section..


So far with the recent OS update via T-Mobile USA and the new update for Facebook on BlackBerry World it still won't allow me to login. Any solutions?

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Unfortunately it didn't work. The app isn't populated in the HUB to even Uninstall or delete.

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Interesting to see there is a new app logo, and it's a lot flatter and sharper than the old one.

Wonder if this has anything to do with 10.3 ;)

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Finally, now i can delete the android version. Now if i could just separate Facebook from the hub it would be perfect.

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In hub i have it selected to "show in separate account only" but it still appears in hub when i have a notification. I wouldn't care except when i open hub and click the notification sometimes it just goes grey for a few seconds then back to unread. After a few tries I'll just get annoyed and delete the notification completely from hub. BBM will do that once in a while but i notice it a lot with FB. Maybe before i download the new update I'll take fb completely off and start over

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I had to search for it in BlackBerry world as update didn't show up under my apps

BlackBerry Since 2006. Rogers Halifax, NS - Z10 Official 10.2.1

Just updated it on my Z10 this morning before I saw your post. How do you set the sorting preference?

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It is not live yet! Come on.. I desperately need the update! I'm using a sideloaded facebook almost every day.. I wish to use the facebook for BlackBerry...

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Clean looking icon :) as mentioned already, could be because of a overhaul in the 10.3 ui.

Hopefully my chat bug wil be gone...

For those wondering, the emoji support is in chat/messages.

To sort, tap the menu button on the top left and then tap the gear icon beside News Feed.

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Don't see the update yet. And it's still being developed by BlackBerry Not Facebook. At least Twitter stepped up to the plate and owned their app.

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Also fixed FB in the Hub for me, much faster.
Has a new Calendar toggle for Permissions I think, the news feed sorting works great and stickers are easily available from chatwindows.

BlackBerry 10 signed.

And not to forget, the icon is also updated to match the new Foursquare style.

Not sure whether I like that yet, makes it seem weird next to the other icons.

BlackBerry 10 signed.

Not yet available for me. Just out of curiosity, does anyone know how these updates are rolled out? By region, device, or universal?

An active frame Fb should be a no brainer, surprised it doesn't have one yet

You should open the app page in BBWorld manually. It should say update then.

Did not show up for me either when 'searching', normally it takes about half a day for BlackBerry updates to be pushed here (europe).

BlackBerry 10 signed.

I tried to manual update my Facebook app by going to the app in BlackBerry World and there is no update for me.

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Yet whenever I type " :D " or whatever generraly acceptable emoticon it never shows as such, but does on the preview of the last message in the hub. Why it doesn't work just boggles my mind.

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Did they fixed the connection problems in hub, and group posts? :)

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I went to check if I had any updates after reading this and there wasn't any. Thank you for the link !

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now if it would just remember where I stopped reading when using "most recent" like the twitter app does, i'll be set.

I'm Probably the only one on the planet that doesn't use Facebook. I'm in the 3% whose face Facebook can't recognize in pictures.


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I was just looking at the Foursquare icon today on my phone wondering why the FB, Twitter and etc icons are not as nice. I suspect we should get the twitter icon updated soon too. I prefer the rounded corners than the straight sided icons we had before this update. I hope they apply this rounded corners style/change to all the icons that are straight sided/square.

Nice update btw.

Agreed on the News feed sorting. The most hated thing about the app for me at least.

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Hey so BIG news people (I think)
So after the update, the Facebook logo is a little (rather absolutely) flat, as in 2d
So not any speculations but this maybe a preparatory thing coming up for the BlackBerry 10.3 or something like that?
The Facebook logo is not 3d anymore and I kinda like the look if it
And of this is pointing to something big then....

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Not on my Q10. Update gained none of what you mentioned. Perhaps just for those with the updated OS. Still waiting on BlackBerry to release it to Sprint.

"Session expired: please re-login to renew your session". I've been having this problem for awhile now. Click ok and comes to accounts in settings. No option for facebook in accounts. I've tried every solution suggested in these forums. Reboot, reinstall, etc. Even backed up Q10 and reinstalled OS. Problem comes back.

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Available now for me, wasn't about 5 minutes ago when I first checked.

It's a slow feature creep, but we're getting there.

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The flatter logos of the fb update and foursquare a couple of days ago seems to be hinting at the UI changes for 10.3.

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The top stories and recent not working as expected. Change from recent to top stories, still follow the recent update. Wake uppp

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I have Facebook messenger from android installed because stickers, current availability viewable inside chat, and voice calling. I really think Facebook and Facebook messenger should be different apps on blackberry just like on android, with only messenger integrating with the hub. Hub is for communication, not stupid notifications about stories.

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It's not displaying via Facebook for BlackBerry 10. Kindly check that it's important , the rest is awesome

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Exactly, it's only available in chat messages, what a waste, I was actually excited to use them in comments and status updates.

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Anyone notice how invokes from the hub to fb chat is much faster? Before it used to take a few seconds before the fb card shows up now the card will show up right away

No if they can allow you to decide which of your "friends" birthdays show up in your calendar. I hate that the sync setting is all or nothing.

Q10 Lover

Worst app! It's utterly disappointing.
My posts are rarely negative but that's how much the facebook app affects me.

It's great to see sorting now. Also, I'm glad that notifications in the Hub work properly again.

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Oh God!! After all this time to release and update.. we just get those very few features? Plz work on an android like Facebook app! They have the best app ever with loads of features!

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Updated. I don't see the "sort" button on the news feed screen nor do I see the emoticons...so, where are the features in the update????

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Now they need to include attachment support in the chat section. Attachments still open up in the browser instead of the app.

What this app is sorely lacking is the ability to create a place when checking in. If I'm using the Playbook version, I can do this. Use the BB10 version and you can't. Stupid omission.

Anyone else having issues with not being able to see comments?

Sent while driving from my Crackberry.

Still medicore.

Example : you go to likes page. The feed on this page starts with oldest post, sometimes oldest and recent mixed together!!

Ridiculous! People getting paid to make this???

If you see rating with 4 or 5 stars and good review in BlackBerry World, it must be */+;' Facebook software engineers.

We are still waiting for world class App.

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The fu#$!ng floating action bar... please blackberry add an option to hide it soon in Facebook chat windows !!!

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It's still not showing the entire news feed like the mobile webpage does so I'm sticking with the bookmark on my home screen to use FB

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After the update, Facebook suddenly cannot upload pictures from my BlackBerry Z10. ie, trying to upload a screen shot from "Word of the Day" app. It goes to the pictures folder but doesn't detect the new picture / screen shot. I have to go to file manager and upload it manually.

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Just a precision...

the Facebook smileys are accessible inside the Facebook Messages (a button on top of the keyboard, same way as in BBM) .

Not in status or comments.

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Ever since this latest update, now stories are totally out of order, no matter which setting is picked...latest story or top stories.

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Recently updated my Q10 to 10.2 and Facebook didn't even properly work until this update.

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My news feed is now completely blank on my Z10, and fine everywhere else.

"Facebook did not return any stories. Please try again later."

This update is crap.

Finally. I can use the app again instead of browser. I was so sick of seeing 5 minutes ago, 15 minutes ago, yesterday, just now, monday.........

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Well, after reading all the comments... I went and downloaded the FB not really hoping to be pleased with the update at all, people were complaining of notifications not arriving, stories not sorted by "most recent", the app logging them out every now and then etc... but because I ALWAYS wanna see what the update consists, I went ahead and loaded it. I must say, maybe i'm one of the few who hasn't had any probs with this update, my stories are sorted nicely as I chose (most recent) and they are not all over the place, notifications arriving in the hub as soon as it's pushed (almost like on my iPad), the app is loading faster then the previous and taking much quicker to load photos as well as uploading them. Well, i'll give it a few weeks maybe it will suddenly swing the other way...

...once it "settled" hahahaha

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I am really frustrated that no one's profile is in the correct time order after the update, which makes the app a bit pointless as you have to scroll through to see if they have made an update.

Does anyone know why this is and how to resolve?

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May have been a bit harsh with my earlier comments, app now seems to be working just fine..

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the new FB-App does not work propper. What ever I do with the settings, the postings are in wrong order and I dont see postings from the last 3 days! this is crazy!!!!!

Everything is now out of order on my feed and anyone elses I have liked. used the fb app for over a year with no problems really and since update I've had to use browser. I've logged out and deleted and the app and reinstalled still no joy. Any ideas folks?

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Ok I updated it on my Z30.

First, what is active frames I see so many talking about?

Secondly, how do I insert emojis? Can't access smilies or emotions from my keyboard.

Any help would be appreciated

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Really?emojis only available in chat? What's the point lol

Come on guys... what does it take to integrate the emotion keyboard within the app? you can do it for chat bug not foe comments or status updates??


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Wouldn't it be nice one day to get Emoji integration into Twitter for BlackBerry?

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About time. Hopefully it also is released for legacy users too. :)

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Load of pants I preferred the previous version. I can't even see my own status updates on my own wall.

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Dont even use the stupid assbook thing but bought the old lady a BlackBerry and now all she does is wine. None of her silly ass apps work. Even the android ones barely do. Screw you horsesasses

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Still don't know why if they can integrate Emoji keyboard into the chat feature why that keyboard just doesn't stay in place for the regular keyboard within the app. We need Emoji for status and replies. And if anyone from Twitter for BlackBerry is paying attention, bring us that

Also I like the fact that we can now sort the feed from most recent to top stories. Click on top left then the action circle and pick your default. Mine never reverts back so this is great.

So mg only beef is the failure to just keep the same keyboard integrated within the app so that emojis are available in both the regular portion of the app and the chat portion.

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Last update for BB10 facebook so funny, can't show update feed. Update after 12 hour but not all from my friends. BlackBerry team please fix that, so BlackBerry user be happy with BlackBerry market. Don't be crap....

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