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 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!