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Feb 24, 2012 at 01:33pm IST

BBM now connects to Facebook and Twitter

Research In Motion (RIM), the maker of BlackBerry smartphones, has announced the much awaited interconnectivity of popular social networking applications Facebook and Twitter with BlackBerry Messenger (BBM), with the release of new Facebook and Twitter for BlackBerry 3.0 apps.

Though the applications are in the beta phase, RIM has officially announced the interconnectivity, which was a rumour till some days ago. Interconnectivity of social media applications with BlackBerry messenger will definitely be a big step towards offering greater ease of use to users.

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Interconnectivity of the application was started with the launch of BBM Music, which offers tight integration with BlackBerry Messenger. So all the friends added to BBM get automatically added to the BBM Music list provided they have enrolled for the service.

BBM now connects to Facebook and Twitter

Interconnectivity of social media applications with give the BlackBerry Messenger a boost.

While the integration of applications will not offer out of the box features, it will surely give users maximum ease of use. With interconnectivity in the plans, BBM, which has been quite popular amongst BlackBerry users, will definitely be of more use now.

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Along with that, the new applications also bring an updated look and feel, and easy to use interface. With the Facebook for BlackBerry 3.0 application users can now share their Facebook data with their BBM contacts.

Both the applications as of now are in the open beta phase, which means that any user with a compatible BlackBerry smartphone can download the application and participate in the beta program for the development and betterment of new apps.

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