Facebook Chat works on the iPad - here's how.

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Anthony1987, May 11, 2010.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Not sure if anyone knows about this, so I decided to share with everyone. To access Facebook Chat, login to your account, then type this in your address bar - http://www.facebook.com/presence/popout.php

    It looks pretty nice and let's you talk with multiple people easily.
     
  2. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Also, make sure your not logged in on a different computer at the same time. It will give you an error on your iPad. ;)
     
  3. macrumors member

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    Also works with the free AIM app or IM+. Isn't using the browser interface a pain in the ass?
     
  4. macrumors newbie

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    Also works using atomic browser with IE8 Settings.
     
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    slpdLoad

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    For those using Atomic Web browser, you can get chat on the regular FaceBook page by changing to Browser Type to identify as one of the desktop variants instead of a mobile browser.
     
  6. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I didn't know that about the Atomic Browser, thanks! That makes life a little easier on te iPad...
     
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    medicscott

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    this is great news! works great in safari
     
  8. macrumors member

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    Sweet
     
  9. macrumors regular

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    thanks i was wondering about this!
     
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    Have you noticed a problem while scrolling? On the Atomic Browser when I scroll on the News feed the chat bottom bar does not stay at the bottom (like on a regular browser) it actually stays stationary blocking the page. This happens no matter what profile I use for the browser.
     
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    iTunes-Luv

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    This is a nice trick. Thanks for sharing ;)

    Want to share one more thing to make it even better

    Download the app Duo Browser or Browser Duo. It's a split screen browser, you can have Facebook open on one half of the screen and chat open on the other half.
     
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    It just says loading with me, I can't get passed that? Any ideas? Be delighted if I could get this working.
     
  13. macrumors 68000

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    Just says loading in safari.
     
  14. macrumors newbie

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    I clicked the site yall put but all it says is load and it doesnt load. What do i do??
     
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    WiiDSmoker

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    Facebook chat works using Friendly for iPad as well.
     
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    Agent-P

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    In addition to "Friendly for iPad", "MyPad - For Facebook" also has working Facebook chat.
     
  17. macrumors newbie

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    I think a better solution than all of these is iswifter app... Not free but not unreasonable and also allows you to play most Facebook games that require a flash player...chat works perfectly and doesn't have the scroll issue that a couple of people have mentioned. It starts as a free trial but then you have 30 mins before u have to buy it and it works faster and better after you purchase...
     
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    Kyotoma

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    Better yet, why not just use the Facebook App from Facebook? It may be buggy sometimes but it's still better than anything mentioned here.
     
  19. macrumors regular

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    Someone resurrected an old thread...the iPad Facebook app didn't yet exist when most of these posts were made.
     
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    Kyotoma

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    I am well aware of that. I was merely contributing to the thread by mentioning it.
     

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