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

Ottavio Caruso ottavio2006-usenet2012 at yahoo.com
Mon Jul 29 15:33:53 UTC 2013


On Jul 29, 2013 4:21 PM, "Torsten Bronger" <bronger at physik.rwth-aachen.de>
wrote:
>
> Hallöchen!
>
> Ottavio Caruso writes:
>
> > [...]
> >
> > 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.
>
> 1. You need a FB account.  FB chats only works between FB accounts.
>
> 2. Server is chat.facebook.com, login is your FB login (not the
>    email address) and password ist the FB password.
>
> 3. Xabber and Gajim work, probably most others, too.  Of course, the
>    native FB clients always work.
>
> 4. It is shaky.  Third-party clients are not the primary target of
>    FB because they cannot show ads in them.
>
>    Currently, I have the issue that I don't see the proper names of
>    my buddies, but names like "-1213369715 at chat.facebook.com"
>    instead.  This is because the VCard is only properly set for
>    offline buddies, and emptied once they go online.  I observe this
>    for a couple of days now.
>
>    There were times when I could not login for a week, or when
>    online contacts were not propagated to third-party clients.
>
>    But in 95% of the time, it has worked nicely for the last 3
>    years for me.

Thanks. No way I'll get a Fb account. I'll check if xabber still connects
to Hangouts
>
> Tschö,
> Torsten.
>
> --
> Torsten Bronger    Jabber ID: torsten.bronger at jabber.rwth-aachen.de
>                                   or http://bronger-jmp.appspot.com
>
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