The latest update of Firefox (FF 17.0) has brought in the new Social API which brings the Facebook Messenger into Firefox and allows you to check Facebook Notifications and chat from the browser on any webpage without opening Facebook.
This move has left many Socially tagged web browsers like Rockmelt which were specially designed to integrate Social Networking into daily web browsing. As always Firefox likes to give its users many choices hence this feature is highly optional and doesn’t come as default with the latest firefox update. You have to enable it manually.
How to Enable Facebook Messenger on Firefox.
Step 1. Update your Firefox to the latest version, To do this Click on Help > About Firefox, It will automatically start updating itself if its not already updated. You need to restart the browser in order to complete the update so Save any important Emails/Filled forms or other work on the browser.
Step 2. After restarting, Visit the Facebook Firefox Messenger Page. Click on the Big Green Turn On button. You will get the popup on the Firefox near the Google Search Box.
Step 3. You have successfully installed the Facebook Firefox Messenger, Now you should have got the Chat Sidebar, Notifications, Message Inbox and Friend Request buttons on the Firefox Toolbar.
Note : The Facebook button with the FB Logo can be used to Enable/Disable the Facebook Firefox Messenger. Show/Hide Facebook Chat and Desktop Notifications.The chat sidebar is resizable and can be turned off from the Fb button if its getting in the way of your normal browsing.
You have to login to your Facebook once in order for this API to work well, After that just fly away from the Facebook site and you will still be notified of any Notifications,Messages,Friend Requests and Chat from the browser itself.
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