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How to use Facebook Chat with iChat Apps
First, find your Facebook username by going to http://www.facebook.com/your_user/. Next, Open iChat, then select iChat » Preferences and click on the Accounts tab.

Click on the + (plus) sign to add a new account, with these settings:
  • Account Type is Jabber Account
  • Account name is your_user@chat.facebook.com, and enter your password
  • Click the drop-down arrow to reveal Server options. Enter chat.facebook.com as the server name.
  • Enter 5222 as the port and click Done.
Click Done again, and you are good to go.
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How to use Facebook Chat with iChat
Authored by: Andrew J Freyer on Feb 12, '10 07:58:35AM

This is truly an excellent hint.



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How to use Facebook Chat with iChat
Authored by: applebit on Feb 12, '10 08:43:18AM

I second that!

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How to use Facebook Chat with iChat
Authored by: everkleer80 on Feb 12, '10 10:44:04AM

Sweet, can't wait to try it out!



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How to use Facebook Chat with iChat
Authored by: ret on Feb 14, '10 12:46:31PM

Brilliant. I'm also impressed how iChat automatically categorises your FB friends according to your Lists.

Thanks for the tip.

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How to use Facebook Chat with iChat
Authored by: dronkert on Feb 12, '10 08:06:54AM

Entering the server and port isn't even necessary, iChat picks that up automatically.



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How to use Facebook Chat with iChat
Authored by: Geobunny on Feb 12, '10 08:16:08AM
Excellent hint! I went looking a bit further and found this on the facebook page which means you don't have to faff around trying to find your username and gives you setup instructions for a number of other Jabber clients as well.
http://www.facebook.com/sitetour/chat.php

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How to use Facebook Chat with iChat
Authored by: jacobsdm on Feb 12, '10 05:31:11PM

Thanks for that link! This is AWESOME!!



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How to use Facebook Chat with iChat
Authored by: ab on Feb 12, '10 08:16:59AM

unfortunate that ssl/tls is not supported by their server



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Incorrect instructions on how to find your user
Authored by: lullabud on Feb 12, '10 10:14:12AM

The instructions say "find your Facebook username by going to http://www.facebook.com/your_user/", but if I don't know my user name how can I go there? All I have is a profile ID.

I'm honestly not sure how to find my username, so I don't have a solution, and once I saw that they didn't support SSL I figured the issue wasn't worth resolving.



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Incorrect instructions on how to find your user
Authored by: dronkert on Feb 12, '10 10:22:40AM

Go to http://facebook.com/ and click on Profile in the upper right corner. Or go to https://register.facebook.com/editaccount.php and edit your username (you may change it once).



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Incorrect instructions on how to find your user
Authored by: RayCon on Feb 14, '10 01:24:19PM

You can find your user name by going to your settings. You'll get a list of all your account info.



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How to use Facebook Chat with iChat
Authored by: Nem on Feb 12, '10 01:23:25PM

Seems to be much more stable than the Facebook method built into Adium. Thanks for sharing!

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How to use Facebook Chat with iChat
Authored by: clicli on Feb 13, '10 02:06:00AM

I managed to get iChat to work with my facebook account. However, it doesn't seem to work with my partner's account.

I get the following popup:

"chat.facebook.com Login

iChat can't log in to chat.facebook.com because your login ID or password is incorrect.

Login ID: <xxxx@chat.facebook.com>

Password: [blank]"

I type in the password, and still the window pops-up and iChat doesn't login.

There is no problem loging into the facebook site though.

Anyone else have this problem?



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How to use Facebook Chat with iChat
Authored by: Alemany on Feb 13, '10 06:18:42AM

I have same issue - tried everything i can think off and it still asks me for PW. it works on Adium though....



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How to use Facebook Chat with iChat
Authored by: bill10d on Feb 14, '10 12:54:45PM

I add the same problem. I solved it by deleting the Jabber account I'd been trying to set up, and starting over again from facebook with this URL: http://www.facebook.com/sitetour/chat.php

After that, it worked without a hitch!



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How to use Facebook Chat with iChat
Authored by: clicli on Feb 14, '10 01:13:53PM

Sadly, still didn't work ;-)



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How to use Facebook Chat with iChat
Authored by: qwerty55 on Nov 04, '10 01:55:03PM
Try the instructions on this site, fixed mine when it had that problem http://res-res.blogspot.com/2010/11/facebook-chat-on-ichat-and-other-jabber.html

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How to use Facebook Chat with iChat
Authored by: zpjet on Feb 13, '10 03:10:58AM

oh, it was about time they enabled jabber! the beauty of this hint is not really in getting the settings right but that someone had the patiency or luck to discover the moment they enabled it! i personally gave up a year ago...



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How to use Facebook Chat with iChat
Authored by: Yorkshireman on Feb 13, '10 10:42:54AM

Awesome tip.

I don't really use Facebook chat but I may start now.

If you could suggest ways to use WLM with iChat that'd be great. (A)



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How to use Facebook Chat with iChat
Authored by: johnn00y on Feb 15, '10 12:15:53PM

Same thing...but in video tutorial format: http://www.woopid.com/video/2337/Facebook-chat-in-iChat



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How to use Facebook Chat with iChat
Authored by: dhirajpatil on Feb 16, '10 04:20:30AM

Very Unstable. just like Browser Chat. Keeps getting disconnected every now and then.
Do I need to be on facebook page when I want to chat with my online friends?



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How to use Facebook Chat with iChat
Authored by: solsang on Feb 17, '10 12:25:26AM

i use facebook on adium, also reconnects all the time, and firefox drops the remembering login; seems facebook only fully accepts one login at the time...



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How to use Facebook Chat with iChat
Authored by: tbonemercy on Mar 07, '10 11:53:39PM

I have trouble just chatting. Whenever I click on someone it states "user offline". I got the jabber to work and I'm logged in. The same thing happens to both Jabber and facebook chat. I'm using Safari. The weird thing is, I was able to chat before and the last time I did was October or November. So I'm not sure what the problem is.



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How to use Facebook Chat with iChat
Authored by: ragmaxone on May 24, '10 02:15:44PM

it's "stable" for me but the problem is that from time to time it starts using all the bandwidth for nothing ... even iChat starts consuming half of the processor resources :o(



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You need to log off
Authored by: krischik on Jan 07, '11 11:28:20PM

There is an important precondition missing in the hint: You need to log off from Facebook chat in the browser. You get a password error if you are logged in but this is not helpful when trying to find out why the login does not work.



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How to use Facebook Chat with iChat
Authored by: ajk on Jan 09, '11 08:14:01AM

Note to anyone having problems signing in, ichat constantly asking for the password etc. Just sign out and back into facebook via your browser, seems to work every time for me.



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How to use Facebook Chat with iChat
Authored by: hugocole on Apr 04, '11 08:46:08PM

I am trying to add facebook chat to ichat and I keep getting the message "ichat can't verify the identity of 'chat.facebook.com'". When I click on "continue" the same window pops up again and again. Happens whether I'm signed into facebook or not. I search this message on google and don't get a single hit. WTF? I am running OSX v. 10.5.8, BTW. iChat version 4.0.9 (622).



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How to use Facebook Chat with iChat
Authored by: hugocole on Apr 04, '11 08:52:24PM

OK, I figured it out. I had to select "view certificate" and then specify to "always trust" chat.facebook.com (who can truly say that?) and now it's fine.



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How to use Facebook Chat with iChat
Authored by: 5chm31din6 on Oct 19, '11 07:44:36PM
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How to use Facebook Chat with iChat
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