Easy way to chat on Facebook?

macOS & Mac Apps
Hello Just wondering if anyone knows of a way/app to make it easier to chat on facebook. Right now when I am on the messages page, I'd have to interact with "scrollable region" then go down all the way to the bottom to read the messages . THen stop interacting and VO + Right to "Write a reply" to type a message. I'd repeat this everytime I receive and need to send a new message. Thanks



Submitted by Ro on Friday, March 21, 2014

Hi, I use a chat client called Adium on the Mac. It allows you to log into your Facebook account and treat FB chat like an IM client. It's fairly straightforward and easy to use.

Submitted by Kerby on Friday, March 21, 2014

facebook messenger is good. You can't go wrong with that and it's very easy to use and very accessible.

Submitted by Siobhan on Friday, March 21, 2014

Hi. Have you tried to start a chat with an online person? If you just click on their name it should pop up and be easy to navigate. I admit to not trying this, but it seemed simple enough. i hope i haven't made you more confused? :(

Submitted by KE7ZUM on Friday, March 21, 2014

They have facebook messenger for osx? Do tell more. and as for adium I think something broke as I can no longer get fb to work, but I think it's because Im using a nightly build no the public build you guys have.

take care.

Submitted by Isaac Hebert (not verified) on Friday, March 21, 2014

Yes adium and to answer you're question about Facebook messenger it is for iOS.

Submitted by Jakob Rosin on Friday, March 21, 2014

In reply to by Isaac Hebert (not verified)

Hello. No, there is one I found. I don't know if it is the one Kerby meant but there exists one. I don't know of its accessibility though. https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/messenger-for-facebook/id635766841?mt=12

Submitted by KE7ZUM on Friday, March 21, 2014

Don't buy it. it's $5 and all the reviews are very very bad. Tha'ts bad news for an app. It is amemmory hog, does not even open and just plain does not work.

Submitted by mehgcap on Saturday, March 22, 2014

Member of the AppleVis Editorial Team

Hello, I have not used this extensively, but I just successfully set up my Facebook account in the OSX Messages app.

  1. Open Preferences, go to Accounts, and then Add New Account.
  2. Choose the "Other" radio button and hit continue (or just enter).
  3. VO-left to the "type" popup menu and open it. Choose Jabber.
  4. In the Account Name field, which really should be called the Username field, enter user@chat.facebook.com. Replace the "user" part of that with whatever your Facebook username is.
  5. Enter your normal Facebook password in the password field.
  6. In the server field, put chat.facebook.com, and in the port field, enter 5222.
  7. Leave the two checkboxes unchecked, and add the account. You should now be all set.