Facebook Chat on Pidgin – Setup Tutorial

Just like what we said before, Facebook Chat now available in all Jabber (XMPP) Client. Pidgin that also supports XMPP can be also to used Facebook Chat. Here are the steps that you have to do to setup your Pidgin to make it able to use Facebook Chat:

  1. Go to “Accounts” and select “Manage Accounts.”
  2. On the Basic tab, enter the following info:
    Protocol: XMPP
    Username: yourfacebookusername
    Domain: chat.facebook.com
    Resource: Pidgin
    Password: your Facebook password
    Local alias: Your Facebook Nickname
  3. Click the Advanced tab, then enter the following info:
    Connect port: 5222
    Connect server: chat.facebook.com
    (Uncheck the box labeled “Require SSL/TLS”)

Source: Facebook