Wednesday, February 10, 2010

How to set up your chat clients to chat anywhere with your facebook name

Setting up pidgin for facebook chat

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1.
* Go to "Accounts" and select "Manage Accounts."
2.
* On the Basic tab, enter the following info:
* Protocol: XMPP
*
Username: yourfacebookusername
* Domain: chat.facebook.com
* Resource: Pidgin
* Password:
* Local alias: Facebook Chat
3.
* Click the Advanced tab, then enter the following info:
* Connect port: 5222
* Connect server: chat.facebook.com
* (Uncheck the box labeled "Require SSL/TLS")

http://www.pidgin.im/

Configure Adium on a Mac
*
1.
o Go to the Adium menu and select "Preferences."
2.
o Click the "+" at the bottom of the Accounts tab and select "Jabber" from the pull-down menu.
3.
o Fill in the following information:
o
Jabber ID: yourfacebookusername@chat.facebook.com
o Password:
* Download Adium if you don't already have it.
http://adium.im/


configure ichat on a mac
1.
* Go to the iChat menu and select "Preferences."
2.
* Click "Accounts," then click the "+" at the bottom.
3.
* Select "Jabber" from the pull-down menu, then enter the following info:
*
Screen Name: yourfacebookusername@chat.facebook.com
* Password:
4.
* Click the arrow next to "Server Options" and enter the following info:
* Server: chat.facebook.com
* Port: 5222
* (Uncheck the box labeled "Use SSL")


For any other chat client

1. * Start your instant message program and locate the menu where you can add a new account (usually in preferences or settings).
2.
* Create a new account by entering the following info:
* Protocol: XMPP or Jabber
*
Username: yourfacebook name
* Domain: chat.facebook.com
* Jabber ID: yourfacebook name @chat.facebook.com
* Password:
3.
* Enter the following server info, as requested:
* Port: 5222
* Server: chat.facebook.com
* Use SSL/TLS: no
* Allow Plaintext Authentication: no

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