Have facebook friends in a separate group

Mark Doliner mark at kingant.net
Tue Mar 30 13:39:25 EDT 2010

On Tue, Mar 30, 2010 at 6:49 AM, W.H. Kalpa Pathum <callkalpa at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I enabled Facebook chat in pidgin using XMPP according to the
> instruction provided at the news page of pidgin.im. Earlier I uses the
> third party plugin to have facebook chat in pidgin and there my
> facebook friends were showed under a separate group called "Faecbook".
> But when I moved to this XMPP, all my facebook friends are shown in
> the "Buddies" group mixed wiith my other buddies. I want to have my
> facebook friends as a separate group. How can I get this done?

In this case the buddies are not in any specific group, so Pidgin uses
the default of "Buddies."  It is not possible to change this default
value apart from editing the source code and rebuilding.

The only way I know of to put these buddies in a different group is to
log into chat on www.facebook.com, create a Friend List, and drag each
buddy into it one by one.


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