Jan 26 2012

Digsby: How to manually setup Facebook chat to use Jabber


Digsby is effortlessly one of my favorite Instant Messenger applications, but a few weeks ago I just couldn’t handle the amount of Facebook stuff it was throwing in my face. There were pop-up’s and distractions from the application I just found too distracting. And while I could’ve gone in to the settings and turn off a bunch of the notifications; I chose to simply disable the account and go with the Facebook ‘jabber’ Instant Messenger option.

I had to find the settings, but after a change or two I had them…

Here they are; I’m just sharing this…

In Digsby, open the menu for tools and then go to preferences…


At the top you click on the light bulb/jabber protocol…


You’ll need to know your Facebook account ID and password… if you have the ID, tack on the @chat.Facebook.com and you have the jabber id you’ll need. Of course you’ll need  your Facebook password.


Now make a few minor changes in the account settings and you should be ready to go.

IM Server: chat.Facebook.com

PORT: 5222

Resource: Digsby

Data Proxy: No encryption

Save your settings and you should be set… if your settings look just like the ones above, you should be good to go. The Facebook chat works exactly the same way as before.

I hope this helps…


Thank you,
Larry Henry Jr.

…via Dragon NaturallySpeaking 11

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