Messages is one of the features is available in the recently announced OS X Lion mountain, it allows you to integrate Facebook Chat, so you can chat with your Facebook friends without the help of web browsers. But you may have to wait a little for Mountain Lion. Still, there is no reason why you cannot take advantage of the pleasure of Messages can offer before the release.
You may wonder how to configure Facebook Chat on your Mac, which is a good idea, so you'll always have to connect to Facebook whenever you want to chat with your friends. There is no installer available or provided by Facebook that will allow you to install only the chat on your computer.
This is where Messages come into play. Beta is a customer of cool messaging for Mountain Lion, which will allow you to send messages through many Apple products, free of charge. It also allows to add Facebook Chat, so you can chat directly with your Facebook friends. Messages Beta is now available for download, so why wait?
Before that you can configure Facebook Chat on your Mac, at the top of page Beta Messages to download and then install. When the installation is done, you will see the icon for Messages on the your Mac Dock.
Now, you already have some Messages Beta installed on your computer. Since this is your first install, you will be asked to register with Messages Beta. Click "continue".
Now to complete the installation process, fill your Apple ID and password, and then click on the button "Sign In".
It is, click "Done" and your Messages Beta is now ready to use.
While the message is still open, go to menu main and then "Preferences".
The Preferences window is displayed; Click on "Account" and then the plus (+) button to add the new account to chat.
Now, there is a form that you fill, use the following information.
Account type: select "Jabber".
Account name: fill with email@example.com (don't forget to replace 'username' with your own Facebook user name)
Password: enter your Facebook password
Server: Use chat.facebook.com
You can leave "Use SSL" and "Use Kerberos v5…" "disabled.
When finished, click "Done" and you are now ready to discuss with your Facebook friends. Open your beta Messanger chat window and you will see your friends online on the list and ready to discuss with you.
With the integration of Messages Beta and Facebook Chat, you can now chat with your Facebook friends without even visiting your Facebook account. You can also add to Google Talk, Yahoo! and AIM chat and manage everything with a simple Mac mail client.
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