Tips for Using Facebook for BlackBerry

If you regularly list your Facebook® status as "on the move," you might want to start using your BlackBerry® smartphone to keep up with all your important contacts. Here are a few tips for getting to know the Facebook® for BlackBerry® smartphones features:

Q: How do I log in to Facebook for BlackBerry smartphones?

A: On the BlackBerry smartphone Home screen, click the Facebook icon. Type your email address and password and click Login.

To log out:

  1. Display the menu and select "Options"
  2. Click "Logout"
  3. Click "Yes" to confirm you want to logout

Q: How do I update my Facebook Status using my BlackBerry smartphone?

A: To update your Facebook status:

  1. Go to the "Notifications list screen", to display the menu
  2. Select "View Status Updates"
  3. Either click "clear" to clear your status or type in your new status and click "Update"

Q: How do I add a friend using Facebook for BlackBerry smartphones?

A: In Facebook for BlackBerry smartphones, display the menu and select Invite a Friend.

  1. Complete one of the following:
    • If the contact is not in your Address Book, type the contact's email address.
    • If the contact is in your Address Book, type part of the contact's email address and then select the contact.
  2. Click Invite.

Q: How do I write on a wall, send a message, or poke someone in Facebook for BlackBerry smartphones?

A:

To write on a wall

  1. Display the menu and select "Write on a Wall"
  2. Type a part of a friend's name and then select the friend
  3. Click "Continue"
  4. Type a message and click "Post"

To send a message

  1. Display the menu and select "Send a Message"
  2. Type a part of a friend's name and then select the friend
  3. Click "Continue"
  4. Type a message and click "Post"

To Poke Someone

  1. Display the menu and select "Poke Someone"
  2. Type a part of a friend's name and then select the friend
  3. Click "Poke!"

Keep reading: To read about many more things you can do with Facebook for BlackBerry smartphones, including uploading pictures, tagging and adding captions to photos, responding to Group invitations, and receiving notifications, click here.

More questions?

Click below for answers to the five most common Facebook for BlackBerry questions we've recently been asked by our users — maybe you've been wondering about these issues as well!

  1. How do I access the Facebook mobile web site from my BlackBerry smartphone?
  2. How can I start receiving notifications from Facebook on my BlackBerry smartphones?
  3. Sometimes I get an "unable to connect to Facebook" error message when attempting to log in to the Facebook application - what's up with that?
  4. How can I leave email notification messages on the mail server using Facebook for BlackBerry smartphones?
  5. Are there any shortcuts that I should know about for Facebook for BlackBerry smartphones?

Where to find help:

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