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Is there a native Linux application which allows chatting on Facebook Chat? A feature which I particularly require is being able to chat in conversations which include multiple people.

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Pidgin supports Facebook chat, but I don't know whether it supports multi-people conversation. – Renan Feb 3 '13 at 19:36

Facebook Chat is based on XMPP. Any XMPP client will work for normal chatting. Group chat is possible with XMPP (specified in XEP-0045) so you will need to look for a client that supports XEP-0045. Pidgin should support this (as there are closed bug reports for fixed history issues relating to Multi-User Chat [MUC]). Empathy and most popular XMPP clients should support this feature though.

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