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Enable Facebook Chat on your iChat and Adium for Mac OS X

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FB_CHATFacebook official blog announced that Facebook chat now supports XMPP (also known as Jabber). we can now add native Facebook chat to any Jabber client. Since iChat and Adium uses a XMPP protocol for user discovery, we can integrate Facebook Chat. Follow the following instructions and you should be able to communicate with your Facebook friends over iChat. Windows user check our how to guide with Pidgin to enjoy Facebook chat in your IM.

To get it working with iChat follow these steps

  1. Navigate to iChat > Preferences > Accounts
  2. Click the plus icon in the bottom left hand corner, to add a new account
  3. Select Jabber as the Account Type
  4. Enter <username@chat.facebook.com> in the Account Name (where username is your facebook username).
  5. Enter your facebook password in the password box.
  6. Click the arrow next to "Server Options" and enter the following info.
              • Server: chat.facebook.com
              • Port: 5222
              • (Uncheck the box labeled "Use SSL")

              To get it working with Adium follow these steps

              1. Go to the Adium menu and select "Preferences."
              2. Click the "+" at the bottom of the Accounts tab and select "Jabber" from the pull-down menu.
              3. Fill in the following information:
              4. Jabber ID: <username@chat.facebook.com> (where username is your facebook username).
              5. Enter your facebook password in the password box.
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              Tags: Chat, facebook, IM, Mac OS

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