On March 31st, 2016, Facebook on BlackBerry devices was set to stop working. What happened instead… Absolutely nothing. The announcement for the demise of Facebook support on BlackBerry is much over-sung (if not entirely premature).
When I transitioned from my BlackBerry Priv (hint: runs Android) back to BlackBerry 10, I had not made the *silly* update to a browser based version of the Facebook app, and wouldn’t ya know, the app still functions as well as it ever did, which in and of itself was never great – but Hub integrated notifications are often better than me having to actually launch the app, I mean who does that??
Get it back! Facebook message from the Hub, notifications for birthdays, comments, likes and replies – all that stuff we’d grown accustomed too. Knock on wood, even Facebook contact sync is in full swing.
For BlackBerry 10 users looking to get that goodness back, here’s the path to get it.
*Understand, this app could stop working at any time but for now it still works.
As well, I want to offer some Android alternatives to Facebook and Messenger to users who need a more robust Facebook experience, BlackBerry 10 does run Android applications after-all, but finding working .APKs can be a pain.