I use Pidgin for chat on Facebook. Often when people write to me, I just read it and close the window that displayed their message (typically: me: by them:by -->[I close the window]). Now this leads to a red Facebook notification on the web about unread message - but I have read it.

Is there a way to achieve such behaviour (possibly with other clients)?

Or is it something that Facebook just does not permit?


Facebook has it's own application, and at least for that one, it correctly tracks messages as being read or not. That application can be downloaded here: https://www.facebook.com/about/messenger

  • Well, so it seems to be possible. I will open a bug with Pidgin. I actually cannot use this application as I am on Ubuntu, but thanks for the answer!
    – sup
    Jan 15 '13 at 16:56

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