Facebook not working on pidgin

Nicolai Knaggs nicolai.knaggs at gmail.com
Sat Jul 11 11:35:44 EDT 2015


After working through the instructions below for windows I still get a message saying that the user name or password is incorrect. I tried the following:

-Restart Pidgin
-Restart Computer
I tried the following for user names:

- Username at chat.facebook.com\pidgin
- Username at chat.facebook.com/pidgin
- Username at chat.facebook.com
- Username/pidgin
- Username\pidgin
- Username
- Email

and I still get the user name is incorrect message. Did I miss something?

I followed the following from you link.

Basic usage

    Install the plugin (see the corresponding section below)
    Restart pidgin

    Add a new account or modify your existing one with the following details:
        Protocol: "Facebook" (NOT "Facebook (XMPP)")
        Username: Either your email, facebook username or phone will work. If you had "username at chat.facebook.com", remove the "@chat.facebook.com" part.

Installing on windows

    Download: libjson-glib-1.0.dll
    Copy the downloaded libjson-glib-1.0.dll to C:\Program Files\Pidgin
    Download the latest libfacebook.dll from the releases
    Copy the downloaded libfacebook.dll to C:\Program Files\Pidgin\plugins

Note: Program Files will be Program Files (x86) on 64-bit Windows.


Nicolai Knaggs

-----Original Message-----
From: Michael McConville [mailto:mmcconville at mykolab.com] 
Sent: Thursday, July 09, 2015 10:17 PM
To: Nicolai Knaggs
Cc: support at pidgin.im
Subject: Re: Facebook not working on pidgin

On Thu, Jul 09, 2015 at 09:38:00PM -0500, Nicolai Knaggs wrote:
> This just started happening today. It was working fine yesterday. It tries
> to login for a long time then I get an error message saying the server
> closed the connection.
> Can you help me get it working again;

What operating system are you using?

Facebook dropped XMPP support (which Pidgin uses) a while ago and seems
to have finally shut it off in the past day or two. They only use a
custom closed protocol now.

James Geboski is adding support for it as a Google Summer of Code
project. Last I heard, it was already usable. Here's the repo:


See the README for instructions.

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