Author Topic: Facebook Chat  (Read 4364 times)


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Facebook Chat
« on: May 29, 2011, 08:05:16 PM »
Everyone probably knows this but to get your contacts from facebook to appear in pigin chat you need to :-
1. Have a username or create a username on facebook (not your Email address but a     username).Set this up in Facebook Account,Account settings Username.

2.Open chat on your little laptop account then add account

4.then on the basic tab :- protocol set to XMPP   username your facebook username(not email)  resource (empty)  Password your facebook password (tick box remember password) local alias your name(or what ever you want)

5.Advance tab :- first 3 boxes no tick  connect port:  5222  Connect server:  file transfer proxies:  BOSH URL:(empty)

6.Proxy tab:- proxy type: use environmental settings

that should be it your friends on facebook should appear on your chat.Everyone else probably knew this but took me ages searching the net to figure this out so hope it helps some. :)


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Re: Facebook Chat
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2011, 05:08:34 PM »
Cheers Vikingali for the tip
Many Thanks


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Re: Facebook Chat
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2011, 07:06:31 PM »
Does the facebook chat plugin for pidgin no longer work?  :'(


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Re: Facebook Chat
« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2011, 02:22:09 PM »
Hi wicknix,
Thanks for taking the time an effort for transforming a piece of junk into such a good and useful little computer.
When I used the facebook chat it didn't import my contacts (there is a high possibility I was doing something wrong as I am no expert.)