[Pidgin] How to Add Facebook (Not-XMPP) Support in Fedora 23 (x86-64)

Bismillahirrahmanirrahim.

Lately, even Empathy in Fedora 23 could not start Facebook chat (2015 Dec). Empathy asked for password every time it wanted to login; although you already had entered the password correctly, Empathy rejected it.

facebook-chat-error
Empathy could not connect to Facebook Chat.

How about Pidgin?

What you need is libfacebook.so (could be downloaded here). Copy it into “/usr/lib64/purple-2” (need root mode). If you already have Pidgin run, restart it.

(Additional note) Debian-based user should place the corresponding file into “/usr/lib/purple-2” instead of lib64.

In-sha-Allah this would enable Facebook support for Pidgin.

purple-facebook
With additional ‘libfacebook.so’ plugin, we can now add a Facebook account (not the XMPP one) to Pidgin.

Original source: https://github.com/jgeboski/purple-facebook/wiki

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