Facebook messenger, umm, app?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by SS4Luck, Sep 4, 2014.

  1. SS4Luck macrumors regular

    SS4Luck

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    Okay, so Im always on my laptop doing some sort of homework or BSing around the internet and its frustrating how any FB message/notification I get pops up in the top right and out of habit i click on it and it opens up safari and FB etc and its annoying and frustrating. Is there something I'm missing that makes especially FB messaging App or integrate it into messages? I breed and sell snakes so I'm always talking to people about care/sales/etc.

    thanks
     
  2. Sheza macrumors 65816

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    I use Flamingo, though it doesn't seem to work with Group conversations.

    As far as I know there's no official app.
    A free alternative is probably Adium.
     
  3. simonsi macrumors 601

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    I think I remember seeing a Facebook chat app in the Mac App store...
     
  4. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    Use the built-in Messages app for Facebook chat. Set it up as a jabber account and you're good to go.

    For the username, it's username@chat.facebook.com
     

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  5. johnnnw macrumors 65816

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    This is pretty neat, didn't know you could do this.

    I set it up and it says it's online etc, but when I choose a contact and type a message, when I hit the send the message just disappears and they don't get it.

    Just figured out this doesn't work for group messages. It's working to single people but no go on when there's 2 in a convo. Big flaw there.
     
  6. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    Yup, it doesn't work for groupchats.
     
  7. johnnnw macrumors 65816

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    Shame. That's all I use facebook for. Would have been nice to use Messages instead of even needing to go on fb.
     
  8. SS4Luck thread starter macrumors regular

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    Perfect! I thought it was a little funny that you could sign into FB though OSX but there really wasn't anything it did other than annoying pop ups lol
     

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