The Blackberry Technology Company announced today that it has worked with Facebook to launch an updated “web-based Facebook app” which people can use to continue enjoying the features of the BlackBerry 10 OS and BlackBerry OS app for Facebook.
The news comes a week after Facebook announced it was killing support for its BlackBerry native app on March 31. “Facebook will continue to support BlackBerry 10 and BBOS. The experience will be slightly different, but you will still get the same Facebook features you love,” the post stated.
In addition, the new Web-based app offers some features that are not available in the existing Facebook app for BlackBerry. These features include the ability to reply to comments and see replies to comments. All posts will now load in your feed, and “any features available to Facebook website users will be available to you in the updated application.”
The announcement will please some users who were otherwise concerned about accessing Facebook on their phone after March 31. “Our fans are fighting for us, and we love their support. That’s why we have worked hard with Facebook to address some technical challenges and the best solution was to move forward with a Web-based app,” Blackberry noted,” the company wrote today.