If you are a member of the BlackBerry Beta Zone then here's some news for you. The Twitter for BlackBerry beta has updated to v18.104.22.168 and is available for download. They fixed a ton of bugs that were reported by beta testers, so make sure you download this one. There are still some known issues that RIM is working on as well as some requests for additions to the application, so you'll want to be sure to read through those on the site when you download. As this update is part of the Beta Zone program, a new keycode is required for the app to work after installation. A new one will be emailed to you, so be sure your contact information is up-to-date. Mine arrived in my inbox before I even finished downloading the application, so hopefully they are quick for everyone.
Some of the fixes include:
Push @mention issues
Updates to Geo-tweeting User Interface
Errors with posting/opening shortened links
Occasionally when you send a Direct Message, the message fails stating "Cannot send a message to a user who is not following you"
Lock icon overlaps the Name in the conversation screen for protected user
Conversation Screen font does not change until it is reloaded
Notification count includes non-followed users mentions
Shortening link not working, original link not getting replaced
Twitter is not listed under social feeds application options
Delayed/bad char count on conversation message screen on Pearl
After sending a long message and receiving a short message, the 2 messages overlap on the conversation list screen
Additional fixes for those people using the app in French
A new joint announcement from BlackBerry, OnwardMobility, and FIH Mobile lays out the plans for a new 5G BlackBerry Android smartphone with a physical keyboard to be brought to market in North America, and Europe within the first half of 2021.