[Juser] Can I communicate with a Facebook user using a Jabber client

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at stpeter.im
Mon Jul 29 14:30:07 UTC 2013


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On 7/29/13 4:16 PM, Ottavio Caruso wrote:
> My first post and apologies for the newbie topic.
> 
> I used to chat with a relative of mine using Gtalk (me on Android,
> she on Windows) using a standard gmail account.
> 
> Recently Google has forced an upgrade from Gtalk to Hangouts,
> which the both of us, for different reason, have refused.
> 
> Of course we could probably use a third party Jabber client
> compatible with Google hangouts to chat, however I wonder if I,
> using a Jabber client like Xabber on Android, am able to connect to
> Facebook chat, using my Gmail address as a login and without
> registering to Facebook.
> 
> I must read somewhere that Facebook used to be XMPP compatible but
> not any more.
> 
> Any input appreciated.

You can use *some* XMPP clients to log into Facebook Chat, but
Facebook does not offer server-to-server communication (so you can't
log in to Facebook Chat and send IMs to people on, say, jabber.org or
gmail.com).

Peter

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