Facebook Goes After GTalk, Launches Chat With Jabber Support

Quite recently, Google released , a direct competitor to sites like , and FriendFeed. However, it looks like Facebook has given a tit for tat to Google with the launch of a Global Facebook Chat with support for the Jabber protocol and XMPP protocol.

Facebook Global Chat

Google Talk is IMHO one of the most easiest and simplest way of communicating with people. Google Talk worked everywhere and anywhere. Facebook Chat on the other hand was only limited to Facebook, however, with the opening up of Facebook Chat, Google Talk and for that matter other chat services like Yahoo will run into a major competitor with a solid user base of over 400 million users.

However, the means of communication has quickly grown and people use several modes to communicate with each other. Facebook chat just adds another way with which you can communicate with people. However, with so many different ways to communicate it definitely becomes difficult to manage everything.

What is your preferred way of communicating? Do you prefer email, instant messaging, social networking or any other forms of communications? Do let me know through your comments.

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  • KJ

    I just more people used Google Talk, Buzz, and Wave.

  • Is it only me or everyone sees that facebook chat is too lag? I've never felt comfortable chatting on facebook.

  • Paul Johnson

    For this to be a "tit for tat" fight, then Buzz would need to allow people who don't use GMail, and Facebook Chat would need to send the buddy list over XMPP and allow messages to and from domains other than "chat.facebook.com"

  • Just don’t like to use facebook. Putting real name on internet just make me not feeling right~