Official Twitter update for BlackBerry

Twitter has massively updated there official Blackberry Tweeting application. It seems that Blackberry in conjunction with Twitter released an official Twitter application some months ago.  The application has been in “beta” stages and Twitter was looking for feedback from the end users, and not just cause it sounds good. Twitter actually took it upon themselves to listen to their tweeples and improve the application based on what the early adopters were telling them.

So the time has come, Twitter has officially launched an update to the application. The update affects Blackberry’s Twitter as well as the iPhones official application. Heavy tweeters are excited about the update, as this will put the official application in the hands of some users that were using third party tweeting apps. It seems that there are some tweeters that still prefer the third party Twitter applications, we shall see if that ever changes.

I think the news here is Twitter actually listened to the beta users, and have rolled out a supposed slew of useful updates. You can check out the new updates below.

Quote Tweets

- The new version of Twitter for BlackBerry smartphones allows users to quote a tweet by selecting the “Quote Tweet” from the menu options. Using the new feature adds quotation marks around the original tweet, and users can then add or edit the content of the original tweet.

 Username Auto Complete

- While tweeting, when you type an “@” followed by characters, the auto complete feature pops up a list of users as you type. This is a handy tool for quickly adding a long username or if you can’t quite remember how to spell a friend’s handle.

 Go to User

- Users can now access Twitter profiles from anywhere within Twitter for BlackBerry Smartphones using the auto complete feature mentioned above. Simply select “Go To User” in the Twitter for BlackBerry smartphones menu.

 Personal Information Guard

Designed to help keep your personal information safe! A warning appears in Twitter for BlackBerry smartphones when certain personal information (e.g. email address, PIN, phone number) is about to be shared.

 Additional Photo viewing support

In addition to Twitpic support, users now have the ability to view tweeted photos from YFrog and TweetPhoto!

View Geotagged Tweets

Twitter for BlackBerry smartphones does not yet allow users to add geolocation to their tweets. In the new version, however, the locations of geotagged tweets can be viewed using BlackBerry® Maps.

 New Navigation Hotkeys

A bunch of new hotkeys have been added for speedy navigation. Familiarize yourself with the list below as they are quite helpful:

(source:Blackberry.com)

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