Twitter for BlackBerry smartphones location based searching

Article ID: KB20707

Type: Support Content

Last Modified: 12-15-2011


Product(s) Affected:

  • Twitter for BlackBerry smartphones
  • BlackBerry® Device Software version 4.5 to 5.0
  • Twitter® for BlackBerry® smartphones

Twitter for BlackBerry smartphones offers the ability to search for Tweets that have been submitted by other users in the same geographic area. In order to use this feature, the BlackBerry smartphone must be able to retrieve a GPS signal. To access this feature, complete the following steps:

  1. Open Twitter for BlackBerry smartphones and select the Search icon.
  2. Highlight the crosshair and press the trackpad/trackball.
  3. Select the distance you want to search.
    1. Search Everywhere
    2. Within 1km
    3. Within 5km
    4. Within 10km
    5. Within 15km
    6. Within 25km
    7. Within 50km
    8. Within 100km

If the BlackBerry smartphone does not obtain a GPS signal, "Unable to get current location. Returning all results" will appear.

To continue searching without a GPS signal, the search distance value must be set to Search Everywhere.

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To modify the unit the distance is measured in, complete the following steps;

  1. Open Twitter for BlackBerry smartphone options
  2. Specify Distance Measured In as MI (Miles) or KM (Kilometer)


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