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

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I dont know if your still looking, but here's your answer. It's "un-officially official", from my understanding its not an official Facebook app, but it was developed by one of the facebook developers. I use it everyday and I love it.

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Here is the link to the site I used to download it.


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discontinued since march 2014 –  Luceos Oct 21 '14 at 6:20
HAS BEEN DISCONTINUED. –  Morgan Christiansson Oct 31 '14 at 20:59

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

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Like pidgin, its based on an IM paradigm. I'm looking for a 'Facebook Messenger' paradigm (like the app). In this, it is based around my conversations, not who is online at the moment. If I click on a person it doesn't show my recent history and I pretty sure that since Facebook messages aren't chat, it doesn't handle them. –  superbriggs Mar 31 '13 at 18:54
uhm, @superbriggs what about integrating with firefox ? i.e. look at edit –  geoh Mar 31 '13 at 19:20
I try to connect to FB with Pidgin and Empthy after every update. But they never seem to work for me. –  thefourtheye Jul 7 '13 at 9:08
haha, well sad actually, report a bug ? –  geoh Jul 7 '13 at 18:13

According to fb messenger API being disabled march 2014

the fbmessenger app on windows and linux wil no longer work after that date

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Facebook Messenger

Is a Launchpad Application

Can be installed with:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:rri/facebookmessenger

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install fbmessenger

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HAS BEEN DISCONTINUED. –  Morgan Christiansson Oct 31 '14 at 20:59

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