Facebook IM in iChat?

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  1. Benjamindaines macrumors 68030

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    How can I use iChat to connect to Facebook IM via jabber? Adium supports this by default and Facebook's press release says that you will be able to connect via Jabber, so naturally I assume Adium is using Jabber. Am I correct in assuming I can do this with iChat too?

    --Thanks.
     
  2. m1ss1ontomars macrumors 6502

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    Can't yet. Watch the news page (http://www.facebook.com/news.php) for further info.

    Also, Adium doesn't support Facebook IM yet, unless you're using a nightly of 1.3, in which case it's certainly not default, is it?
     
  3. Benjamindaines thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I am using a 1.3 nightly; the facebook account option is standard, you add it just like anyother account and it works perfectly (including pulling status and profile pictures.. Which makes me think that its not hacked and therefor a way to get it in iChat)

    But thanks for that link.
     
  4. m1ss1ontomars macrumors 6502

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    Well, what makes you think it's not hacked? AIM, Yahoo, and MSN are all hacked and they behave the same way.

    http://coderrr.wordpress.com/2008/05/06/facebook-chat-api/

    That's an explanation from the guy who reverse engineered it.
     
  5. Benjamindaines thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I thought they were using official APIs. Thanks again. So I'm pretty sure there's no way to use his hacking in iChat, correct?
     
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    you are using adium 1.3?

    it states that adium 1.3 will support facebook IM but from my knowledge it hasnt been released yet?
     
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    beta.adiumx.com
     
  8. Catfish_Man macrumors 68030

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    Facebook changed their protocol again, btw, so it won't be working until b4 is out.
     
  9. ravikc Guest

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    gotcha - looks like ill wait for an official rls
     
  10. l008com macrumors member

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    So I wonder what the hell is taking so long? They announced the feature in march and its almost august. What could possibly be the holdup?
     
  11. m1ss1ontomars macrumors 6502

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    Duh, so they can make more advertising money. If they let anyone connect to Facebook chat without visiting Facebook, then plenty of people will spend less time on Facebook and thus see fewer ads. And I'm guessing that not enough people are actively complaining, so they don't have much reason to get it done.
     
  12. l008com macrumors member

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    I disagree, I think that jabber support will help make facebook even more popular. I think more people being online more often, with updates in their buddy list, will drive people to facebook's website all day long. And facebook chat could actually challenge AIM i think as the defacto IM service.
     
  13. m1ss1ontomars macrumors 6502

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    I didn't say Facebook in general would be less popular, but it's undeniable that part of the reason some people keep staying on Facebook is to use Facebook Chat. I rarely visit Facebook since I started using Facebook Chat in Adium. Even status updates can be shown right from within Adium, so I really have no reason to visit Facebook more than once a day (to check for birthdays). There's no reason that, once updates are received via Jabber, anyone would actually still go to Facebook when they could just IM the person from the comfort of their IM client.

    What would you be able to do only by visiting Facebook that you wouldn't be able to do from within a Jabber client? Only check the news feed, and not everyone who currently visits Facebook cares about the news feed. With those people not visiting, Facebook's ad revenue will go down. It's quite simple.

    Anyway, why don't you write them an email, if you're so concerned about it? Here's their contact info from their original blog post.

     
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    No, but i'm over it now anyway. Now that most people have turned off facebook chat.
     
  16. Benjamindaines thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Probably isn't going to happen.
     
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    Don't know what this is all about, but my Adium works perfectly fine with Facebook.
     
  19. jashsayani macrumors regular

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    Any update to this ?

    Is there an iChat plug-in or something that adds Facebook chat to iChat ??

    Thanks.
     
  20. jareddigby macrumors newbie

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    1.3 been out they are working on 1.4
     
  21. devburke Guest

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    Yeah, this is an old thread.

    As for Facebook Chat using Jabber like they promised a year and a half ago, I think they’re not gonna deliver on that one. [URL="http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=11586172524”]This Facebook group[/URL] is somewhat of a petition, but it hasn’t done any good.

    Lame Facebook devs, lame. It would be bad enough just keeping your little chat world closed, but promising to open it up and never doing so is just mean.
     
  22. justinfreid macrumors 6502

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    Better late than never...

    Facebook has officially added Jabber support so you can use Facebook chat with iChat (among other instant messaging clients):
    http://www.facebook.com/sitetour/chat.php

    You can add your Facebook friend's Facebook chat Jabber IDs to Address Book so you can see their status in OS X, too.
     
  23. Aniday macrumors regular

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    Awesome. Works nice for me. Thanks for posting this.
     
  24. justinfreid macrumors 6502

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    You're welcome. Feel free to friend me, ha.
     
  25. AJasken macrumors newbie

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    I've followed the steps to a T and can't get it to work. iChat keeps telling me that my Facebook password isn't correct even though it is. Anyone have this problem? Any fix?

    -Thanks
     

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