Facebook Chat in Messages, working?

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by petsk, Sep 22, 2012.

  1. petsk macrumors 6502


    Oct 13, 2009
    Northern Europe
    Anyone tried connecting Facebook chat with the Messages app (under OS X 10.8.2)? For some reason Messages can't log on to my Facebook chat, I haven't tested on earlier OS X versions.
  2. Jenni8 macrumors member

    Apr 27, 2011
    Works for me!

    I found this page and it worked fine for me.


    I'd recommend turning off most of the notification sounds from within Messages though as I found it kept making door noises and such when people were logging in and out of Facebook.

    Once setup you will need to open up the buddies box to see who is on line and to initiate a chat. Otherwise you can't see them.

    Not only can you save the entire conversation through messages, but the conversation shows up archived within Facebook.

    Hope it works for you. If not I'd check my firewall settings.


    I thought it would have been integrated within messages too, but maybe that is for a later update, as I don't see the integration very noticeable unless you set it up and even then I haven't figured it all out.
  3. w00t951 macrumors 68000


    Jan 6, 2009
    Pittsburgh, PA
    I use this method, and it still works even though iChat changed to Messages. Just turn off all of the notification noises because the app goes crazy as people log in an off Facebook.
  4. petsk thread starter macrumors 6502


    Oct 13, 2009
    Northern Europe
    Thanks! Seems like the problem was a special character in my Facebook password.
  5. chenks macrumors 6502a


    Oct 23, 2007
    i'm still trying to work out if it's possible to get a visual notification when a facebook user signs on (or off).

    i always have my buddy list minimised so I can never tell who is coming on without having the bring the buddy list up again.
  6. damson34 macrumors 6502

    Jul 18, 2002
    Houston, TX
    Facebook has instructions on how to Facebook chat on their website. Google "Facebook chat ichat" and it will show you the page
  7. nyolc8 macrumors regular

    Jul 20, 2012
    I use facebook chat without problems in Messages since the beta came out for Lion.
  8. polfi macrumors newbie

    Oct 10, 2012
    Best chat for Facebook

    Hey guys, just try ChattAR

    Chat Room (Local Chat)
    Map Chat (Chat on Google map or Bing map)
    AR Chat (Chat in Augmented Reality)
    Facebook integration - shows your friends’ check-ins on the map and in the chat.


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