Troubleshooting Issues with Social Networking On BlackBerry Smartphones

Article ID: KB35532

Type: Support Content

Last Modified: 02-21-2014


Product(s) Affected:

  • BlackBerry 10
  • BBM for BlackBerry 10
  • Facebook for BlackBerry 10
  • Twitter for BlackBerry 10
  • LinkedIn for BlackBerry 10
  • BlackBerry 10 OS
  • BBM
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • LinkedIn
  • Foursquare

The following information is intended for retail support representatives who are assisting customers with troubleshooting.

BlackBerry smartphone users may experience issues with social networking applications. This article provides information to help troubleshoot social networking issues.

Regarding use of BlackBerry Software: Individuals working in a retail support capacity may assist customers with updating, backing up, restoring and reloading their software by providing the appropriate KB, if applicable, and using customer’s hardware ONLY. In order to protect the privacy of customer data, only the BlackBerry Virtual Expert tool should be used.

Note: BlackBerry Desktop Software and BlackBerry Link are for customer use only. 

CollapseGeneral Troubleshooting

The first step in resolving a customer issue is to perform a physical inspection of the BlackBerry smartphone. For more information, see KB35521.

The following articles provide information to help with general troubleshooting:

  • KB35424 - Issues with logging in to social networking applications
  • KB35425 - Issues with non responsive social networking applications
CollapseAdvanced Troubleshooting

The following articles provide information to help with advanced troubleshooting:

  • KB34166 - Upon signing in to Twitter on the BlackBerry 10 smartphone, a spinning circle is displayed and the Twitter feed does not load
  • KB33733 - The YouTube icon is missing from the BlackBerry 10 smartphone
  • KB34277 - Unable to send direct messages to a new Twitter Following contact on the BlackBerry 10 smartphone
  • KB33500 - Unable to share a webpage via Twitter on a BlackBerry 10 smartphone
  • KB33711 - Replying to a public tweet from the BlackBerry 10 Twitter client renders the reply as its own post
  • KB33753 - Twitter notifications reappear after being deleted from the BlackBerry Hub on the BlackBerry 10 smartphone
  • KB34025 - Deleting a private Facebook message thread results in all private threads disappearing from the BlackBerry Hub on the BlackBerry 10 smartphone
  • KB33259 - Options for migrating a BlackBerry Messenger profile to a BlackBerry 10 smartphone
CollapseAdditional Resources
  • For User Guides, Visual Demonstrations, and Tutorials, visit Under the BlackBerry Manuals & Help section, choose BlackBerry Manuals > Smartphones > BlackBerry smartphones. Choose the relevant BlackBerry smartphone model.
  • Additional help may be found on the BlackBerry smartphone's Help application.

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