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Facebook Chat via Jabber on Empathy

Facebook chat via Empathy, unlike Pidgin, is actually very easy to set up.

First, go to Edit > Accounts, then click Add… and select Jabber as the protocol.

Fill in the screen with your Facebook username (NOT your email address) in username@chat.facebook.com format, and optionally check the Remember password checkbox and fill in your password.

That’s it, you should be all set! If you get a certificate error when signing in, see this article for how to resolve it.

Questions, comments, and feedback are welcome and appreciated!

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