Chat with your Facebook Friends in iChat

Published Tuesday, February 16, 2010 2:51 PM
Facebook has opened it's doors to AIM and now you can add Facebook chat to iChat. iChat has not officially added support but you can make ichat provide that support by creating a custom account.

I am a big fan of using Adium, a multi-client chat program, that has had Facebook integration for a while. I think you should go and checkout Adium specially if your not that happy with ichat's features. 

If you are a fan of the native chat program ichat then you might want to take a look at this.

How to add Facebook chat to iChat
If you want to add Facebook chat to ichat just follow these simple instructions.
  1. In iChat, open Preferences, and go to the Accounts tab. Click the plus sign at the bottom of the window to add a new account.
  2. Select Jabber Account from the Account Type drop-down menu.
  3. Enter your_username@chat.facebook.com in the Account Name field, and enter your Facebook password in the Password field. Replace your_username with your Facebook username, obviously.
  4. Click the triangle next to Server Options to reveal those settings. Enter chat.facebook.com in the Server field, and 5222 in the Port field. Make sure the Use SSL box is not checked.
  5. Click Done.

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