Blaq for BlackBerry 10, easily one of the best Twitter apps available, has received a huge update that adds dozens of new features, enhancements, and bug fixes. This is a big one guys. Let’s take a look at what we’ve got.

The updates are as follows.

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New Features

  • BlackBerry Classic Support – Trackpad highlighting and menu integration
  • Upload multiple photos to Twitter. Inside or outside of the app via sharing. You can also reorder photos you attach before uploading.
  • View multiple photos in tweets
  • Video support (viewing only. Twitter hasn’t yet allowed video upload)
  • Full photo size option
  • Spanish and French translations – ¡Sí! and Oui!
  • Pocket and Instapaper integration. Save a link for later reading. Find it in the tweet view and in-app browser menus
  • In-app notifications – Notifications that are opened are marked as read in hub! Favorites and Retweets aren’t included (for now) due to their frequency.
  • Compose DMs from hub
  • Floating compose for DMs (10.3+ only)
  • Watchlist screen in account settings
  • Manage user list memberships from profile and tweet card
  • Send Button in DM convo
  • Keyboard shortcuts galore (keyboard devices only, for obvious reasons. Check left toolbar and context menus in other screens)
  • Updated share icon
  • Permission screen to enable location permission if disabled
  • 100 emoji – Not sure how we missed it but it’s now available for use

Enhancements

  • Real-time search results
  • Faster startup
  • Better caching
  • Reduced backup requests to only back up on app close and when settings change
  • Twitter links to profiles and tweets now open in-app. New Quote Tweet display will be available on the next release.
  • Screen is scrolled automatically when tapping Convo or Replies in tweet card (Q5/Q10/Classic)
  • Mute a hashtag directly from the search results screen
  • Swipe back via the in-app browser is now enabled
  • Change the order of photos before uploading them
  • Faster Hub card loading
  • Mutes now take retweets into full consideration (checks author, keywords or source of the retweeted tweet too)
  • When one photo is attached to tweet, picker is dismissed. If you need to add more, tap the icon again to add up to three more photos
  • Flurry analytics now uses a secure and encrypted connection.
  • Watchlist now obeys disabled retweets for users
  • Tighter restrain on the gestures for Passport so timeline doesn’t slide as much
  • Mute client list now sorted

Fixes

  • Scheduled tweets not sending at scheduled time
  • Instagram photo thumbnails not showing due to change on instagram’s end
  • Crash when reporting a user from a hub notification
  • Photo post notification not showing up
  • Cannot tap on friend search results with trackpad (Classic)
  • Update screen on fresh launch (no restore): background updates does not set.
  • Push notification issue
  • DM convos not populating in real time when background updates are turned on
  • GIFs showing repeated thumbnails
  • Error statusbar doesn’t go away if second try is unsuccessful
  • While composing, words flow underneath attached photo if one is present
  • Settings screens showing white background and white text on some devices [10.2]
  • When actionbar collapses after scrolling the in-app browser, the actionbar sticks around on the timeline when going back [10.3]
  • Walkthrough/help images are corrupt (Q5/Q10/Classic)
  • Hub notification icons show a blank white box when focused (Classic)
  • imgur.com gallery links no longer show thumbnail since it isn’t retrievable
  • App not reading location when enabled while composing a tweet
  • Deleting a status that was already deleted elsewhere removes it from your timeline
  • Images are no longer modified when attaching to a tweet
  • In some cases, a headless crash with the app in active frame causes the device to lock up or drain battery while attempting to restart it.
  • Phantom DM notifications
  • Some words with PIN characters rendering as BBM Pins
  • Able to add same account more than once
  • Add list invokes dark theme card
  • Direct message compose picker invokes dark theme item when light theme is selected
  • Cosmetic fixes
  • Various crashes

The update is rolling out now, so you should get a notification within the next day.

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