I need a chat application other than Empathy and Pidgin for my Ubuntu 14.04. I used both and don't like them at all.

So I need a new IM and its specifications are -

  • It should support facebook
  • It must be fast
  • It should be easy to use
  • It must show previous chats(for example- Facebook Messenger. It shows all the conversation from the beginning)
  • It should support the Facebook stickers(Pidgin is not doing this. So I removed it)

So is there a good IM that supports my needs ?

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    Will you be solely be using this app? I can't think of anything that will sync a conversation that happened on facebook. May 23, 2014 at 7:43
  • At the risk of trolling, aren't there requirements what <insert non-Facebook messaging platform here> does better anyway?
    – Caleb
    May 23, 2014 at 8:06
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    Facebook is XMPP, as I told the OP previously. I'm a little confused by what he means by pidgin being slow since I've personally never had issues with it. May 23, 2014 at 8:39
  • @JourneymanGeek What is XMPP ? Is it possible to view recent chat sessions(previous conversations) in Pidgin ?
    – TomJ
    May 23, 2014 at 8:54
  • XMPP = jabber = the protocol facebook uses. And I think you'd want to read the comments to my answer to this question again, where I've covered it May 23, 2014 at 9:10

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I have used Ubuntu for years and what you are looking for has always been a weak spot in Ubuntu. I have never found anything that would work for chat's. Even skype has it's problems. It is something that I hope the Ubuntu team fixes, but for now I would have to say that the answer to your question is no there isn't.

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