Quick Peak: Using Facebook Talk With Messages on Mac

Quick Peak: Using Facebook Talk With Messages on Mac

Apple introduced a fresh messaging app, Messages, coinciding with the release of OS X Lion. Messages, which substitutes iChat, has been designed to integrate Apple’s iMessage service across its desktop, portable and mobile devices.

OS X and Facebook both have good messaging systems, but wouldn’t it be excellent if they would work together? In this tutorial, I’ll display you how to set up Messages app, on your Mac, to work with Facebook talk so that you can keep your Facebook conversation going outside of the web browser.

1. Find Your Facebook Username

Before commencing to configure the Messages App, you’ll need to know your Facebook username. If you do not know your username, open your dearest browser, log in to Facebook using your credentials and go to your profile page.

Now copy your.Facebook.Username from the URL top bar of your browser. The pic below shows you where you can find the username.

Get Facebook Username

Two. Configure Messages

Now that you have your Facebook username it’s time to configure Facebook Talk on Messages. Go after the steps below to finish the process.

Step 1

Very first, launch the Messages App from your Application folder of your Mac and open the Preferences panel (Messages > Preferences).

Open Messages Preferences Panel

Step Two

Inwards the Preferences panel now select the Account tab. In the left side of panel you can find a list of your accounts previously set. Click on the + button to add a fresh one.

Add a fresh Account

Step Three

Clicking on the + button a fresh pop-up window emerges. You can now configure a fresh account to begin talking with your Facebook friends. To accomplish all fields correctly you have to:

  • Select Jabber from the Account Type list.
  • Accomplish the Account Name field with [email protected]
  • Accomplish the Password field with your Facebook password.

Confirm the process clicking the Done button.

Configuring fresh Account

Step Four

Close the Preferences panel and wait a few seconds until the Jabber status switches to Available. Once the connection is made you are ready to begin your very first Facebook talk from Messages.

An interesting feature is when you begin typing a name of your friends. Messages searches all of your Facebook contacts and makes suggestions as to the person for whom you are searching.

That’s it!

By successfully following those few simples steps, you should now be able to talk with Facebook friends using the Messages app. Whilst Apple has integrated Facebook into the latest major releases of OS X, it has not included all of the features available in Facebook. The talk feature is one of most significant.

As Facebook uses Jabber technology, for its instant messages service, it is possibile to configure Facebook talk on any Mac Application that has Jabber support. In this Quick peak, I’ve shown you how to configure the Messages App for Facebook talk; you can easly adapt all steps above with another instant messages client that includes Jabber protocols. Let me know, in the comments below, how you get on.

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