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Does FaceBook chat allow access through an IM client like GTalk does? Specifically is there a way I can access it from Pidgin/Finch?

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From the Facebook Chat Support information...

In Pidgin:

  • Go to "Accounts" and select "Manage accounts".
  • On the Basic tab, enter the following info:
    • Protocol: XMPP
    • Username: [Your Facebook short URL/number]
    • Domain: chat.facebook.com
    • Resource: Pidgin
    • Password: [your Facebook password]
    • Local alias: [Your name]
  • Click the Advanced tab, then enter the following info:
    • Connect port: 5222
    • Connect server: chat.facebook.com
    • (Untick the box labelled "Require SSL/TLS")
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Detailed instructions on how to set up facebook chat with most clients that support it can be found in their site tour section.

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Digsby also has Facebook chat support.

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