New Version of Facebook for BlackBerry Brings Richer News Feed, Photo Uploads

Facebook has just released a new update to the Facebook for BlackBerry application that offers several new features that make accessing Facebook even easier.  New version 1.6 improvements include more information on friends’ status updates, photo uploads, comments and wall posts, a better photo album interface, and support for several new languages.

With the update, you can now view your friends’ highlights, like status updates, new photos, comments and wall posts, directly from the application instead of having to switch over to the mobile site, which was the case with the previous version. In addition, one of the biggest improvements is the interface for viewing photos — instead of having to click on thumbnails, you now see pictures in a slideshow. Language support has been added for Thai, Indonesian, and Portuguese (European).

All of the popular items from the previous app have made their way into the new version. Among the carry over features are the ability to connect your Facebook friends with your BlackBerry Address Book. Birthday and event reminders will also be added to your Blackberry calender.

User reaction has been overwhelmingly positive so far. With nearly 6 million monthly active users, Facebook for BlackBerry has certainly become a big hit on these productivity oriented smartphones.