As our social graph grows on Facebook, so does the usefulness of Facebook Chat. The Facebook Chat service was launched nearly 2 years ago, and since then there have been steady updates since launch, including lists, an open API and more. Specifically, the open API enabled external chat applications to integrate Facebook Chat, and we take a look at the 10 best desktop chat clients that do just that.
We recently reported that ICQ integrates Facebook Chat, and the layout it smooth. After you connect to Facebook using Facebook Connect, you’re able to see your Facebook friends listed alongside your ICQ friends.
AOL Instant Messenger (AIM)
As we reported earlier this year, AOL now supports Facebook Chat in their AIM chat client. Their rationale was the fact that 70% of AOL users use Facebook, and this means that AOL users should be able to connect with a vibrant community of people they know when they connect their AIM with Facebook.
Gabtastik is a great tool for the minimalists out there, or the people with limited system resources. By hosting your Facebook Chat or Google Talk chats in small limited function browser windows, the program allows you to save memory from having to open your big browser to chat. Furthermore, because it’s a Windows application, you can get system notifications of chats from your system try.
Meebo is one of the most popular desktop chat aggregators out there, and supports