Facebook dropped the XMPP support. Since pidgin solution is to merge with purple-facebook... and empathy uses libpurple... can I somehow use empathy with purple-facebook?

I installed the package but there's no new protocol showing in empathy. With pidgin it works fine, this question doesn't regard pidgin.

  • Yes you can. Through telepathy-haze. After installing just run empathy accounts in terminal. And then set up facebook. – Khurshid Alam Jul 31 '16 at 19:46

To install the purple-facebook plugin, choose one of the following:

To make 'facebook manager' show up when adding a new account:

  1. Download haze-accounts-extensions-facebookmessenger-0.4-1.noarch.rpm (or any later version) on https://openrepos.net/content/nodevel/facebook-messenger-account
  2. Extract it into your file-system root, i.e. /.

This should work for empathy and any other client that uses telepathy-haze.

  • I'm sorry, I don't use empathy any more - did you actually try it? Does it work? If so, I'll mark this as a solution. Otherwise I'd prefer to wait for someone to confirm it works. – cprn Nov 29 '16 at 18:42
  • I tried it with kde-telepathy, for which it works. I didn't try with empathy, though empathy uses the telepathy backend, so it should work. – bcmpinc Nov 30 '16 at 15:59
  • Doesn't work for me on Empathy/Unity with purple-facebook installed from the PPA of jgebovski. – Martin Pecka Dec 21 '16 at 18:31
  • Did you install haze-accounts-extensions-facebookmessenger? – bcmpinc Dec 26 '16 at 22:03

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