Alternatives to apple messenger for facebook chat as it no longer plays nice!

macOS and Mac Apps

As facebook chat no longer works in apple messenger on the mac, I was wondering what alternatives there were? Any suggestions?



Submitted by KE7ZUM on Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Use the website. I use and switch the user agent to firefox for windows. I also use menu tab for facebook, as well which also works quite well.

Submitted by Oliver Kennett on Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Sorry, could you explain switching the user agent? That confused me a little and, I'm assuming you meant as the link you provided hit a dead end. :)

Submitted by KE7ZUM on Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Yeah. Launch safari and go to prefs, then go to advanced. Now check the show developer menu and close the prefs window. Now go to and go to the develop menu in the menu bar. Choose user user agent, and choose firefox for windows and hit enter. This will work across the same browsing session but not when you launch a page in to a new tab or window.

Submitted by Usman on Thursday, December 10, 2015

If I'm not mistaken, going the route requires refreshing the page manually. Is there no other real time messaging app that supports facebook messenger? this is one of the reasons why I loved using the messages app for facebook messenger as one isn't forced to keep refreshing the page.

Submitted by KE7ZUM on Thursday, December 10, 2015

There's menu tab for facebook which also works. I like that one to. As for refreshign tghe page I really don't care as this keeps me on the time on task mode.

Submitted by Anthony on Thursday, December 10, 2015

Are use Skype if I messaging someone from my mac on Facebook but sometimes it's a hit and miss pending on if they're on and off or are you with my phone I meant or I just use my phone Within the messaging app the day have out for the phone Skype app on the mac what I meant