Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Facebook Chat Via Jabber (Pidgin)

Now that Facebook allows users to connect via XMPP, it's natural for us to want to use a chat client such as Pidgin to Instant Message from our familiar IM clients.  Here are the settings you'd need to use:
  • username: your Facebook username
  • Domain: chat.facebook.com
  • Resource: chat.facebook.com
  • Password: your password.
  • Under advanced, you need to disable encryption for now (lame).

2 comments:

  1. what about MirandaIM. These settings get me an authentication fail.

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  2. Robert, I think you probably need to disable security (see the very end of the original post). I had to do that in Pidgin to stop getting authentication errors. Also, try setting your username to username@chat.facebook.com instead of just your username.

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