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Facebook goes XMPP?

MacBook:~ nicolas $ telnet 5222
Connected to
Escape character is '^]'.
<stream />
<?xml version="1.0"?><stream:stream id="F6DE2CB5" from="" xmlns="jabber:client" xmlns:stream="" xml:lang="en"><stream:error><invalid-namespace xmlns="urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:xmpp-streams"/></stream:error></stream:stream>

Connection closed by foreign host.


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  1. sdf says

    facebook chat has been jabber from the start (well, since they started the official chat functionality)

  2. Nicolas says

    @sdf: I heard they used XMPP as the internal protocol (hidden behind HTTP/AJAX, not sure whether they use BOSH), but has it always been available as a public XMPP service?

  3. tretle says

    Wow… how long has it been since they first told people they were going to implement this.. Its about time :D

  4. tretle says

    @ Nicolas – It was not always available as a public xmpp service, this is new :D

  5. Eetu Huisman says

    If it actually is becoming reality, I have tw… three words: about fucking time:

    I have no idea whether they have used XMPP as the internal protocol, but for sure it hasn’t been publicly available and still isn’t. See for more information

  6. KDE user says

    lets pray it will happen…

  7. omnë says

    Here you can find a pidgin (and telepathy) plugin for facebook :

  8. Ian Monroe says

    I wonder if this has been up for months and we just stumbled across it now? In other words… there is actually no news at all.

    I tried and [facebook id #], neither worked.

  9. Daeng Bo says

    Did you try the e-mail address?

  10. LGB says

    it would be cool to have public jabber/xmpp service! The pidgin facebook chat plugin is a nightmare, it causes for me to have crash in every hour or so, going online/offline every time, almost impossible to use, which is a problem since I have many fb friends, but I don’t wanna use web browser to chat, it’s so uncomfortable ….

  11. Chaser Cruz says

    Its a good news if they really want to used such plug in for facebook chat for more accessibility. But just like what others say, up to now it was not yet implemented and time running day after day.

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