Use Facebook Chat in Any IM Client
Use Facebook Chat in Any IM Client
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Use Facebook Chat in Any IM Client

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>> Wilson Tang: I'm Wilson Tang and I've got a video on how to enable Facebook chat in almost any IM client. ^M00:00:05 [ Music ] ^M00:00:15 >> You may have heard that Facebook has partnered up with AOL Instant Messenger so you'll be able to chat with your Facebook friends in your official AIM client. Pretty easy stuff. However if you're like most people you use an IM client like ADMX for the Mac or Digsby or Pigeon for Windows. These clients support multiple IM protocols like MSN Messenger and Google Talk. Well buried in the Facebook and AIM announcement was that Facebook now has Jabber/xmpp support. For the non-geeks out there that means you can use Facebook chat in any client that supports Jabber. We'll walk you through this in iChat on the Mac. In iChat go to preferences, under the accounts tab click the + button and under account type select Jabber. For the account name enter your Facebook screen name, not your log in email. That's the user name that appears in the URL of your profile page, then add @chat.facebook.com. Enter your Facebook password and you're set to go. The process is pretty much the same for any client that doesn't have native Facebook support. Just your user name+@chat.facebook.com and your Facebook password. Happy chatting.

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