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July 9, 2008

Facebook chat on Pidgin

Filed under: Uncategorized — mifan @ 11:33 am

My friend Gunith mentioned that there was a plugin to integrate Facebook chat into the Pidgin instance messenger – and obviously, I tried it the very next day, and am glad to mention that it rocks 🙂
Pidgin is an all-in-one instance messenger client, formally known as GAIM. Facebook-chat is one of the latest additions to its ever-growing list of supported protocols. To install the Facebook plugin for Pidgin (assuming you have Pidgin in the first place), select the appropriate package from Google Code and install it. If you use Debian/Ubuntu, then grab the .deb package, and install it via
sudo dpkg -i [name of package]
Next, go into Accounts->Manage in Pidgin, and add a new IM account. You should see Facebook-chat as an option in the protocol section. Select it, enter your account details, and accept it, and hey presto, your Pidgin should be Facebook-chat enabled.

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10 Comments »

  1. Thanks Mifan.. Tried it and it surely rocks.. Thanks for the guide..

    Comment by Nazly — July 9, 2008 @ 12:44 pm | Reply

  2. Certainly does rock – and supposedly there is a Skype plugin out there as well for Pidgin 🙂

    Comment by Mifan Careem — July 9, 2008 @ 7:52 pm | Reply

  3. I was thinking how to catch the online girls in the facebook without login… lol.. Now it seems quite easy…;)

    Comment by Ishan — July 19, 2008 @ 4:09 am | Reply

  4. hi mifan, i came across your site from bluepoint. i’m an american in my twenties with no formal edu but, self taught on lots of things. i’m interested in bluepoints’ RoR crash course but dont see any information on it, or any way to contact bluepoint. i would fill out admissions, but i dont know the price of RoR crash to boot! you guys look like an exciting group, and a great site you have here. i am in manila. please get in touch with me. appreciated, eric

    Comment by Eric — October 25, 2008 @ 3:17 am | Reply

  5. Thanks Mifan >>This addition will create an atmosphere of fun

    Comment by al3boshi — September 16, 2009 @ 9:30 am | Reply

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    Comment by Advertise on Facebook UK — February 18, 2011 @ 3:20 am | Reply

  7. Its quite cheap in compare to facebook.com just login now or send us mail and promote your business over the europe.

    Facebook UK Team

    Comment by Advertise on Facebook UK — February 18, 2011 @ 8:27 am | Reply

  8. Make sure to email me as I like your blog.

    Comment by how to advertise your business — March 15, 2012 @ 5:27 am | Reply

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    Comment by Axel — July 9, 2013 @ 4:57 am | Reply

  10. hey..

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    Comment by dennzy — July 16, 2013 @ 5:23 am | Reply


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