BlackBerry BBM Integrates With Facebook, Twitter

Apr 12, 2012

BlackBerry BBM, an encrypted IM service, will be integrated with Twitter and Facebook, Research in Motion Ltd. (RIM) announced. Users will be able to share tweets or status updates directly from each of the social networks' apps.

This development is part of RIM's enhancement of BBM connected apps set to roll out over the next 2 weeks, with new versions of BlackBerry Travel, BlackBerry App World, and BBM Music all hooking into the service.

In the Facebook for BlackBerry smartphones v3.0 app and Twitter for BlackBerry smartphones v3.0, there's a new "Share with BBM" button. In BlackBerry Travel v2.5, it's possible to share upcoming flights and other travel arrangements via IM. BlackBerry App World allows users to share their latest download via BBM.