I actually haven’t known that Facebook chat has supported the XMPP standards for quite some time now. Now it enables desktop chat clients like my favorite Pidgin to connect to your Facebook friends without a need for any plugin (which sometimes break).
Thanks to How-To Geek, now I know.
What is Pidgin?
Pidgin is an easy to use and free chat client used by millions. Connect to AIM, MSN, Yahoo, and more chat networks all at once.
I have long been an advocate of Pidgin as a desktop chat client. The reason why? Read more to know why and how to use Pidgin to chat with Facebook friends »