Facebook through aim

Arthur Johnson arthur.johnson at gmail.com
Thu Mar 18 23:22:51 UTC 2010

On Thu, Mar 18, 2010 at 5:18 PM, andrew clarke <mail at ozzmosis.com> wrote:
> On Thu 2010-03-18 06:33:16 UTC-0500, Christopher Lemire (christopher.lemire at gmail.com) wrote:
>>    Is it possible to use facebook chat through aim with Pidgin or Empathy? If
>>    facebook chat is using the same protocol as aim, it should be possible
>>    just like I can add gmail chat contacts to my Jabber account.
> GMail Chat and Facebook use the Jabber protocol, AIM uses a different
> protocol.
> I've had Facebook chat working through Empathy.  I didn't use it much
> as I found was that if the remote user was using the web-based chat,
> it was difficult or impossible to reliably tell their
> online/offline/away status, and that some messages sent to them did
> not arrive possibly for that reason.

There is instructions for facebook chat over pidgin on Facebook's site.

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