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Facebook desktop chat client suggestions


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Do you guys use a desktop client for your Facebook contacts? This is when I don't want to be distracted with the news feed. Suggestions?

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Trillian?

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Adium on Mac...

On Windows I'd suggest using Pidgin (slow development sometimes it seems...) or Trillian. :)

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Facebook do their own desktop chat client. It's simple and works well. However, I choose to use Trillian instead

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Adium on Mac...

On Windows I'd suggest using Pidgin (slow development sometimes it seems...) or Trillian. :)

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I think people should avoid Pidgin at the moment; what with all the security issues in the purplelib ;)

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Adium for Mac. But then I got rid of it because I found it pointless to use a chat client for FB.

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Thanks for the suggestions. I'll look into Trillian. and Facebook's own client.

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Or if you're on MSN (or whatever it's called these days), just use Messenger to connect to FB.

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I use trillian 5, its got great facebook integration (and also supports pretty much every other network) and is also very light on resource usage.

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I use Trillian 5 as well. Love it.

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I'm on Trillian 5 too and it's good enough for me. :)

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I just uninstalled the Facebook messenger that Facebook developed themselves. No matter what I did, I couldn't get the thing to stop popping up on start up.

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I just uninstalled the Facebook messenger that Facebook developed themselves. No matter what I did, I couldn't get the thing to stop popping up on start up.

Use CCleaner to disable it on startup.

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The facebook deskop one itself is really good i used it for a while, i use Pidgin now though

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Adium on Mac...

On Windows I'd suggest using Pidgin (slow development sometimes it seems...) or Trillian. :)

Glassed Silver:mac

"Messages" (iChat) in Mac OS supports Facebook chat very well (Jabber protocol), no need for a third party software ;)

http://brajeshwar.com/2012/setup-facebook-chat-with-messages-in-os-x-mountain-lion/

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I use fTalk. Has video chat too. Just avoid installing the toolbar.

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"Messages" (iChat) in Mac OS supports Facebook chat very well (Jabber protocol), no need for a third party software ;)

http://brajeshwar.com/2012/setup-facebook-chat-with-messages-in-os-x-mountain-lion/

I'm aware of that, however, as much as I like the benefits of Messages, you can't get me to move towards it as I'd lose some precious features and I like to keep my messaging as open (as in OSS) as possible.

Adium is open-source, so even if they stopped developing it, it'd be fairly easy to export the chat logs to sensible formats.

I REALLY like the integration with Mail though, as in seeing that someone is online or offline.

Totally dig that, but oh well... :(

Can't have everything I guess...

Glassed Silver:mac

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