So, Facebook got a new feature, Facebook Chat. It looks a lot like Gtalk, but it can only be accessed online on the facebook website. It also comes with an annoying gray bar which covers the entire bottom of the screen and can’t be permanently removed. Joy.
So, I thought it would be a great idea to have Jabber support for this thing. I told them as much.
Will Facebook chat support Jabber in the future?
It would be a shame if it were browser-only or used some proprietary desktop client not compatible with Linux.
Thank you for your interest in Facebook Chat. Unfortunately, the features offered by Facebook Chat do not necessarily match those of other chat clients. Additionally, Facebook Chat cannot currently be integrated with third party chat applications. We will keep your suggestion in mind and welcome your feedback as we continue to improve this feature. Let me know if you have any further questions.
Features? Facebook Chat has features? Additionally, I distinctly remember the word “future” being in there someplace. Meh. Open standards! Interoperability! Pretty please?