How to Get Facebook Chat on an Android

Print this articleSmartphones running the Android operating system can access the Facebook website so you can check your messages and other updates on your news feed. However, the Facebook mobile site doesn't provide a chat sidebar. Install the official Facebook application or any other Android application that lets you use your Facebook account details to chat with any other of your online Facebook friends.

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Download and install Facebook for Android so you can access your Facebook account without using your phone's browser. Facebook for Android provides an icon interface that links you to the various areas of Facebook such as the news feed, notifications and profile. Facebook added the chat feature as a free update back in December 2010.


Use BeejiveIM for Facebook Chat if you prefer an Android application that has Facebook chatting as the only feature. BeejiveIM for Facebook chat is a free application that lets you receive Facebook chat messages as notifications even if you close the application. It can also reconnect to the Facebook chat service if you disconnect temporarily and regain your connection.


Use AIM for Android if you want to log into your Facebook chat account and your AOL Instant Messenger account at the same time. This free Android application lets you chat with any of your AOL Instant Messenger buddies along with your Facebook friends. It also lets you send status updates to Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare and MySpace.

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