Facebook Chat Now Supports iChat

Posted on February 16, 2010 by

Facebook Chat finally supports iChat, and any other chat client with the Jabber protocol.

Until now, Facebook used it’s own poorly written chat protocol, and didn’t support any third party chat programs. Now that they support Jabber, you will be able to use it on just about every chat client on your Mac and iPhone.

Some chat clients like Adium for Mac and Beejive IM for iPhone would allow you to connect to Facebook Chat, but they didn’t work very well and you couldn’t be logged onto the chat client and Facebook at the same time.  But now that they have Jabber support, you won’t have that problem.

For full details and setup instructions, check out the Facebook Chat page here.