6 Replies Latest reply: Dec 31, 2012 1:12 PM by Ralph Johns (UK)
val_h7 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

can i connect Facebook chat to iChat?


MacBook Pro
  • Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (69,010 points)

    Hi,

     

    For Text chats, yes.

    Add your ID as a Jabber ID  after you have Enabled "Chat" on your Facebook Settings.

     

     

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    10:13 PM      Saturday; December 29, 2012


    Please, if posting Logs, do not post any Log info after the line "Binary Images for iChat"

     

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  • val_h7 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    how do i do that?  what is Jabber?  i use chat on Facebook, is that considered as enabling it?

  • Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (69,010 points)

    Hi,

     

    If you use Chat on Facebook you have probably enable the "Chat" option.

     

    Jabber is an IM (Instant Message) service.

    Facebook run a  Jabber server using the Facebook IDs as valid Jabber IDs on their Server.

     

    Therefore your Facebook ID is a valid Jabber ID and can be used in Apps that can use the Jabber Service.

     

    iChat and Messages in Mountain Lion can access Jabber servers.

     

    You add your Facebook ID under the Jabber option.

     

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    7:45 PM      Sunday; December 30, 2012


    Please, if posting Logs, do not post any Log info after the line "Binary Images for iChat"

     

      iMac 2.5Ghz 5i 2011 (Mountain Lion 10.8.2)
     G4/1GhzDual MDD (Leopard 10.5.8)
     MacBookPro 2Gb (Snow Leopard 10.6.8)
     Mac OS X (10.6.8),
     Couple of iPhones and an iPad

    "Limit the Logs to the Bits above Binary Images."  No, Seriously

  • val_h7 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    what do you mean, my Facebook ID?  i tried to do it and i plugged in the email i'm using for Facebook, and it was using the mail system for the email i plugged in.  what's my Facebook ID?

  • Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (69,010 points)

    HI,

     

    How do you log in to Facebook when you use a Web Browser ?

    This must be with some form of ID that only works at Facebook.

    This would be your Facebook ID. 

     

    I would expect it to be in the form of username@facebook.com

    However Defcom's iClarified Link suggests it maybe username@chat.facebook.com

    The pics shown are from iChat 5 but apply exactly the same. (It shows MobileMe and @mac.com options under AIM)

     

    It is likely to be the name/ID you use with their Chat option.

     

    My understanding is that the Chat option is a setting in your Facebook Account settings that is called "Chat" and has to be enabled.

     

     

     

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    9:12 PM      Monday; December 31, 2012


    Please, if posting Logs, do not post any Log info after the line "Binary Images for iChat"

     

      iMac 2.5Ghz 5i 2011 (Mountain Lion 10.8.2)
     G4/1GhzDual MDD (Leopard 10.5.8)
     MacBookPro 2Gb (Snow Leopard 10.6.8)
     Mac OS X (10.6.8),
     Couple of iPhones and an iPad

    "Limit the Logs to the Bits above Binary Images."  No, Seriously