The other day I noticed that I am somewhat dependent on Facebook Chat for University projects. As so, I need to check what's up with my colleagues every now and then. Having to open Facebook for that is not very convenient, and even though I could use iMessages or another chat app, I prefer to never leave Emacs, my true Operating System.
As so, I found out about
jabber.el - an XMPP client for Emacs. As so, I configured Emacs to connect to my Facebook account.
;; Define a list of my jabber.el accounts
(setq jabber-account-list '(
(:network-server . "chat.facebook.com")
(:connection-type . starttls)
(:port . 5222)
(:password . "your_password"))))
;; Disable jabber.el presence notifications
;; Connect to all my jabber.el accounts on startup
account_name_or_id defined above is simply your Facebook Account ID, which you can either be a custom string or a default number, just look it up on your Facebook Settings.
You can use
jabber.el for Google Talk and other XMPP-based chat services. However, you should be loading your password string from a hidden file and not in your
That should be all you need to have Emacs connect to Facebook on startup. However, as I'm on OS X I had to add the following before all that:
;; Define location of gnutls-cli on OS X, instaled via brew
(setq starttls-use-gnutls t
Basically, it seems that
gnutls-cli is installed somewhere
jabber.el is not expecting, if installed with