How-to: Facebook chat with Apple’s new Messages app

You can use Apple’s new Messages app to chat with your friends on Facebook.

Here’s how to set it up:

  • Go to Messages in the Messages
  • Click Preferences (or use the keyboard shortcut: ⌘,)
  • Select Accounts
  • Add an account by clicking the + sign, which takes you here:

  • Account Type: Jabber
  • Account Name:
    • Get your Facebook chat address here by clicking “iChat” under “Connect to your client”
  • Enter your password
  • Server options:
    • Server:
    • Port: 5222
    • Leave “use SSL” unchecked
  • Click “Done”

Don’t have the Messages app?

Get the beta from Apple or follow a set up iChat with the same settings.

More about Messages

Apple just released a beta of Messages, a new version of iChat . It will be included in Apple’s next version of OS X, Mountain Lion.

(See also: Messages, a new app)

If you and your friends have iPhones, Messages is worth getting. It lets you text your friends (that have iPhones) straight from your computer. The app uses iMessage to do this, which essentially makes texting between iPhones more like chatting online.

More on iMessage:

iMessage, 3 reasons it has changed my life

iMessage to destroy text messaging plans?

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  • Koko Mercado


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  • bailey martin

    My iphone is saying iPhone is disabled connect to ITunes and I do not have a computer my iphone is the firstone that ever came out