Facebook has been one of the most popular names when it comes to the world of social media. The company has been coming out with a large number of updates and upgrades for their users, and has changed the way we know social media as well as advertising to be.
The company has been going strict on Blackberry devices in the recent times, as one of their updates from WhatsApp had indicated that the popular messaging application will no longer be supporting users of the Blackberry OS. A similar update has now been passed by the Facebook application, which has introduced a forced update for Facebook users on Blackberry devices.
Blackberry users, upon updating their application are now being redirected to the mobile version of Facebook on the official Blackberry browser. This has come out as a rather strict move from Facebook, as the company has been ending support for various services of theirs.
Blackberry has now urged the users to Tweet using the hashtag, #ILoveBB10Apps, coaxing Facebook to stay on their platform. “We are extremely disappointed in Facebook’s decision as we know so many users love these apps.
We fought back to work with WhatsApp and Facebook to change their minds, but at this time, their decision stands,” says the Waterloo-based company in a newly published blog post on Inside BlackBerry. “Despite this, we have worked hard to ensure our end users have the best experience in light of this decision, and are continuing to search for alternate solutions.”
This comes in as a move because the Blackberry devices, like some of the other age-old operating systems had been dying out. However, it should not affect Blackberry’s future much, as the company has been working hard towards developing newer, more attractive devices that run on the Android OS such as the Blackberry Priv and the upcoming ‘Vienna’.
BlackBerry goes on to add, “Our commitment to BlackBerry 10 and to developers has not changed – we know our developer community continues to be one of the strongest proponents of BlackBerry 10 and they are creating thousands of apps every month.”
What are your views on Facebook’s moves? Is this just muscle flexing to show their market dominance or does someone high up in Facebook have beef with the folk at Blackberry? Comment below and let us know what your opinion is on this –