Hi Guys, Happy New Year. This topic I am starting is on how to add the Facebook chat on your Pidgin Instant Messenger. Well, you might ask what’s the use but, for some companies which disallows browsing the Facebook site, here is somewhat a way on how to communication with your FB online friends. Facebook uses XMPP protocol which is readily available in Pidgin.
First things first, you have to retrieve or create a username for your Facebook account, this can be done on the Account Settings on your FB account.
Next, on your Pidgin IM, click on Accounts > Manage Accounts
The image above already has a created FB account in it. To add a new one, click on the Add Button.
Fill in the details needed on the Account Settings Dialog Box, Username to use is the username you provided on your FB Account and Password as well. Protocol should be XMPP or Facebook (XMPP). Domain should be chat.facebook.com.
On the Advanced Tab, uncheck Require SSL/TLS, Connect port should be set to 5222. Now you are ready to go, click on Save and wait for your online friends to appear on the Buddies list.
For a detailed instruction on this howto, plus more graphical instructions, i recommend you to visit http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/12527/easily-add-facebook-chat-to-pidgin/
- Posted by fredilan
- On January 5, 2011
- 2 Comments