Ubuntu: Is there a Facebook messenger app



Question:

I am looking for desktop application for Facebook messenger. I know Pidgin can work with Facebook chat, but it cannot work with any messenger with a person who is offline. Is there a program which can do this?


Solution:1

I don't know if you're still looking, but here's your answer. It's not an official Facebook app, but I use it every day and I love it.

enter image description here Here is the link to the site I used to download it


Solution:2

General way

So what about Empathyinstallit ?
Usually empathy is installed in Ubuntu when it comes. But if no go ahead install it from here. Or just click button

download button
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Note you can't write to offline person. But I think if you will have conversation already opened you can.

Alternative way

So here is alternative way: integrating facebook chat with firefox, read more here
And install plugin from here
facebook in firefox


Solution:3

Yes there is !

Here is an "un-official official facebook messenger" app.

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You can download from here: http://messengerfordesktop.com


Solution:4

There seems to be something interesting going on here: http://messengerfordesktop.com/#download

Actually it's just an unofficial desktop wrapper over this site: https://www.messenger.com/login/#

Still it's kinda nice to have that as a separate window.


Solution:5

For me the best alternative for now is Franz:

http://meetfranz.com/

It is a cross-platform program and supports many other messengers.


Solution:6

If you're still interested, I think I found a solution. Open the https://www.messenger.com site on Chrome or Chromium, the same site which the above-mentioned app (which is somewhat unreliable) is just a wrapper for. Then you click on the top right options in Chromium, select more Tools -> Add site to Desktop.

Then if you search your launcher, there'll be a web app called 'Messenger' which loads up exactly what you're looking for. It's basically the original Chromium page but without any toolbars, very minimalist ...


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