1. kiss_me_kates's Avatar
    I'm new to this, so I'm sorry if I posted this in the wrong section. I just got my Blackberry today and am having a blast trying to figure it out.

    I am a Facebook junkie and am wondering if you can use the chat feature or not? If so, how in the heck do you use it?!? LOL Thank you for your help!

    11-18-08 10:15 PM
  2. srplummer's Avatar
    Welcome to CB!
    You currently cannot use the Facebook IM with the BlackBerry Facebook app, but you can write on wall, message, poke, etc.
    11-18-08 10:19 PM
  3. jimmers's Avatar
    I'm relatively new to Facebook but not to Blackberry. You should probably start out by putting the Facebook app on your BB. Here is the link
    BlackBerry - Facebook for BlackBerry Smartphones
    11-18-08 10:19 PM
  4. kiss_me_kates's Avatar
    I didn't know you couldn't use the chat feature...I hope that is something you can use in the future. I use that almost as much as Yahoo! LOL
    11-18-08 10:21 PM
  5. KINetics's Avatar
    The difference between why the iPhone Facebook app can use chat and why BB's facebook app can't is because (I believe) the iphone app was developed by Facebook. The BB app was developed by RIM.

    Facebook obviously has access to their own chat API. They have not released a public chat API that 3rd party developers can use therefore no chat is available on the BB version.

    Unless Facebook opens up the API or RIM specially negotiates with FB, you won't see chat on the BB app.
    11-19-08 12:18 AM
  6. noaim's Avatar
    also wanted to throw in there that you seem to love IM if you have multiple IM screen names you use on different messengers something like this might be good for you as well.

    Beejive - instant messaging anywhere

    it doesn't support facebook yet but it does have most of the other ones including myspace.

    Just thought I would mention it =)
    11-19-08 02:52 AM