Facebook Chat Settings

Klearchos-Angelos Gkountras kag at grrlz.net
Wed Jan 29 13:39:01 EST 2014

Personally i dont have facebook

>From ArchWiki [1]

1. Go to "Accounts" and select "Manage Accounts."

2. On the Basic tab, enter the following info:

    Protocol: XMPP
    Username: Your FacebookID (without e-mail domain, e.g. @yahoo.com, etc)
    Domain: chat.facebook.com (make sure you haven't typed any extra space)
    Resource: Pidgin (leave this empty if you get
"username at chat.facebook.com/Pidgin Not Authorized" error message)
    Password: Your Password
    Local alias: Your Name

3. Click the Advanced tab, then enter the following info:

    Connect port: 5222
    Connect server: chat.facebook.com (make sure you haven't typed any
extra space)
    (Uncheck the box labeled "Require SSL/TLS")

Notes please check archwiki [1]
>     Newer versions of Pidgin do not have a "Require SSL/TLS" box. Instead, select 
>"Use encryption if available" from the Connection Security dropdown in Advanced
>     Changing your Facebook privacy settings to "Turn off all apps" (under Apps and
> Websites), will disable your ability to send messages via jabber. (see Why can't Pidgin seem to send Facebook messages)
>     You may notice that all Facebook contacts are in a separate group every 
>time you login with your xmpp account even though you moved 
>them to other groups or created meta-contacts. 

>If you want to be able to group contacts and create meta-contacts 
>you can use the plugin available here: pidgin-xmpp-ignore-groups 
>(after installing the plugin activate the option Ignore server-sent groups on the
> Advanced tab in your xmpp-account settings). It essentially ignores the group data sent 
>by the server roaster and preserves your local changes.

[1] https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Pidgin#Facebook_XMPP

Klearchos-Angelos Gkountras
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Gnu/Linux is not user-friendly.
It _is_ user-friendly.
It is not ignorant-friendly and idiot-friendly.

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