Facebook is one of the most used social networking site that has more than 700 million active users. And daily millions of members use Facebook. But the chat service provided by Facebook has been deteriorating immensely. Sometime it shows online friend offline and vice versa and there are other errors on Facebook chat. So today I am discussing here some alternatives for Facebook chat. So lets start.
Ebuddy, is a pioneer of sorts although it has been waning in recent years with the advent of newer alternatives. Once you get past the slow startup, the experience is very realistic. Especially impressive is the way you can switch between conversations. Also, its pop-out feature makes it useful while multitasking.
Mig33 is another browser-based chatting service. Its one major hassle is that you need to create a separate account. However, it is smooth sailing after this as you get easy access to your Facebook account. Glitches are rare with this site and since it is relatively lightweight, it will not burden your internet connection.
Nimbuzz supports accounts from several networks such as (MSN), Yahoo, ICQ, AIM, Google Talk and Facebook. An independent application, Nimbuzz not only allows you to webchat via your existing accounts, it also has calling features and a mobile application.
Chit Chat for Facebook
Chit Chat is an independent platform software offering an instant messenger service adapted specifically for Facebook. It’s lightweight, doesn’t take much processing capabilities and is even ideal for slower computers. Its interactive menus make it pleasing to use, and it provides a real-time chatting experience. Although the initial setup can be tricky, its small installer file (3.2 mb) and its easy accessibility make it ideal.
As far as web browsers go, Iloveim.com is one of the most popular and efficient. It comes with a standard package: multi-account chatting, nudges, different fonts, blocking, and varying online status, which are not available on the Facebook webpage. Known particularly for its relative reliability compared to other web browsers, you can also use pop out chat here although it’s limited to only one contact at a time.
Digsby is a freeware proprietary multi-protocol instant messaging application developed by dotSyntax. Its highlight is the all-in-one feature that includes IM (instant messaging), email and social networking. While this might be appealing for some, it is not recommended for inexperienced users.
Pidgin helps you bundle up your Facebook, MSN, Yahoo and other accounts into a single window frame. Available for Windows, Mac, Ubuntu and Linux, this software is equipped with a very simple interface. This ease of access is at the root of its popularity in the multi-messenger industry.
Similar to Mozilla’s prism project, Gabtastik is a Site Specific Browser (SSB) for chat services that enables chatting outside your web browser. Currently, it allows Facebook and Gtalk and is available for both Windows and MAC OS X. It also claims minimal screen real estate and system memory.
Asuim (MAC OS user)
A viable alternative for Mac users is Aduim which is a free software . It is user friendly and lightweight.
Vchatter is one of the newest kids on the block and provides a web-based chatting service that goes beyond simple text conversations. Through Vchatter you can adapt your Facebook account chat for video and audio capabilities much like the popular chatting service Skype. It’s amazingly simple to use and also allows group chatting.