Update your Facebook or Twitter Status on your Blackberry

Here are the ways I've learned to update your Facebook status using a Blackberry. Any one of these 5 ways work; the status update takes up to 30 seconds max to propagate through to Facebook (usually only around 10 seconds).

Here are the ways you can do it:

  • The Facebook app for Blackberry (does not require Twitter)
  • SMS/text message (via Twitter + TwitterSync)
  • Gtalk (Google Talk) (via Twitter + TwitterSync)
  • Twitter app for Blackberry (via Twitter + TwitterSync)
  • Jott (via Twitter + TwitterSync) - a toll-free 800 number!

Option 1 - Facebook's app for the Blackberry

This is a great option, since it doesn't require routing through Twitter, and the app allows you to upload pictures, respond to messages and other fun Facebook stuff, too.

However, sometimes it doesn't seem to synch real-time, so I've seen 3-day-old statuses listed there with the "Fetching..." message churning away with no end in sight.

Facebook app for Blackberry (download to BB directly or download to your computer)

Option 2 - Via Twitter update by SMS/Text Message

  1. Set up a Twitter account here
  2. Set up your phone on your Twitter account here (involves entering in your number & verifying a text message they send you)
  3. Install TwitterSync on your Facebook account here
  4. Make sure your TwitterSync settings with your Twitter account details, and give it permission to update your Facebook status
  5. SMS/Text your status update to 40404.

It's best to start with the pattern "is doing..." so that both Facebook and Twitter show "Myusername is doing..."

Option 3 - Via Twitter update by Gtalk (Google Talk)

  1. Set up a Twitter account here
  2. Set up your IM setting here to "on"
  3. Install TwitterSync on your Facebook account here
  4. Make sure your TwitterSync settings with your Twitter account details, and give it permission to update your Facebook status
  5. Send your status update via Gtalk to twitter@twitter.com

It's best to start with the pattern "is doing..." so that both Facebook and Twitter show "Myusername is doing..."

Option 4 - Via Twitter update by Twitter BB app

  1. Set up a Twitter account here
  2. Install TwitterSync on your Facebook account here
  3. Make sure your TwitterSync settings with your Twitter account details, and give it permission to update your Facebook status
  4. Download the Twitterberry app for Blackberry here (direct over air | via computer - IE only)
  5. Load Twitterberry on your BB, enter your Twitter credentials, and enter your status update under "What are you doing?"

It's best to start with the pattern "is doing..." so that both Facebook and Twitter show "Myusername is doing..."

Option 5 - Via Twitter update by Jott

  1. Set up a Twitter account here
  2. Install TwitterSync on your Facebook account here
  3. Make sure your TwitterSync settings with your Twitter account details, and give it permission to update your Facebook status
  4. Set up a Jott account (free) here
  5. Follow the painfully easy instructions here (Jott transcribes messages remarkably well; it usually takes about 3-5 minutes)

It's best to start with the pattern "is doing..." so that both Facebook and Twitter show "Myusername is doing..."

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prasadjain 8 years ago from Tumkur

I have to try it. This article shows the way.


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shailini 8 years ago from Bangalore, India

neat hack..well done


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cgull8m 8 years ago from North Carolina

Thanks I will try the third option, sounds great.


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mrlewissmile 8 years ago

TwitterBerry is the way to go on the BlackBerry! Really simple, small app, and it "just works". Searching google for it will give you an ota (over the air) download to it. This is a good hub. Nice work.


TL_521 7 years ago

Are there any troublesshooting guides for this? I donwloaded the app successfully but it doesn't seem to be working or functioning any differently


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livelonger 7 years ago from San Francisco Author

What option didn't work for you? (Which app?)


nut 6 years ago

WHAT DID NOT WORK FOR YOU (which app )


Aleica 6 years ago

The facebook option did not work for me... the link will just take me home, and the app wont work....


gopqeetz 6 years ago

i don't find how to update my status of fb by pc


backgone voicelost riders 5 years ago

hell yeah.....................


oki 5 years ago

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smartrich22 5 years ago from Bandung, Indonesia

Anyway, I'm not such person who likes to updates from Blackberry.. But I think Facebook such a good paltform/web that supports with all the gadgets type.. just awesome!

Regards

- Yana


jahrani 4 years ago

walaa

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