Facebook Chat Supports Jabber Protocol… eBuddy Already Supports It

With the popularity of Facebook Chat this was the obvious next step. Turns out that Facebook chat is now compatible with the Jabber protocol meaning that it can be connected to using a Jabber client. This means that BeejiveIM and IM+ should now be able to connect but no promises. If they don’t already work they probably will support it soon…

I have not been able to find a ton of details on this but eBuddy already supports Facebook chat. You can pick up the eBuddy client with Facebook chat at get.ebuddy.com but I have not had a chance to try it myself to see if it works.

Just a heads up!

via Mashable

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  1. I can’t get eBuddy to work. I have an 8320 with, and eBuddy tires and tries to connect after I’ve install it and no connection works. Any suggestions?

  2. Bah, got my hopes all up. They announced jabber “support” back in May. Until they release server/login info…

  3. While the eBuddy app for BB will not work on my 8320 (can’t connect) I was successfully able to chat with Facebook friends via the eBuddy web portal. I didn’t think you could do that, but you can login to Facebook chat, see your contacts, write them, and the page reloads fast enough for you to carry on a conversation. I’m not so sad the app didn’t work. Apps take space, while web chat does not.

  4. I have a pearl and it won’t connect either. I guess it’s something temporarily not resolved yet. I’ll check it out in a couple of days.

  5. There are some setting you will need to edit before BB allows the app to connect to the internet.
    Go to options – Advanced Options – Applications.
    Highlight eBuddy and press the BB button (with 7 squares on it) and select to edit permissions.
    Select connections and put all on allow.

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