Show messages written from the Facebook web application

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Thunderbird
Instant Messaging
6 years ago
6 years ago

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(Reporter: Tobbi, Unassigned)

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6 years ago
I found that when I use Thunderbird and Facebook simultaneously, Thunderbird shows what the other person wrote to me in Facebook, but not what I replied to him / her in Facebook. If I only write in Thunderbird, everything's fine.

Is there a way for us to show the messages written in Facebook as well?
We don't receive that information, as far as I know, so there isn't any way for us to "fix" that. (This isn't just a Thunderbird issue btw, I often see this between Instantbird, my phone and the Facebook website...)

Any reason you're not just replying in Thunderbird? :)
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Comment 2

6 years ago
(In reply to Patrick Cloke [:clokep] from comment #1)
> We don't receive that information, as far as I know, so there isn't any way
> for us to "fix" that. (This isn't just a Thunderbird issue btw, I often see
> this between Instantbird, my phone and the Facebook website...)

Hmm, so there's no Facebook API available that would allow us to hook up to messages sent?

> Any reason you're not just replying in Thunderbird? :)

Laziness ;) If Firefox is in the background with Facebook open, I will use that.
(In reply to Tobias Markus (:Tobbi) [hiatus beginning January 2013] from comment #2)
> (In reply to Patrick Cloke [:clokep] from comment #1)
> > We don't receive that information, as far as I know, so there isn't any way
> > for us to "fix" that. (This isn't just a Thunderbird issue btw, I often see
> > this between Instantbird, my phone and the Facebook website...)
> 
> Hmm, so there's no Facebook API available that would allow us to hook up to
> messages sent?
We don't use the Facebook API at all right now, we connect via XMPP (and this is standard behavior for XMPP, by the way).

Facebook treats everything as conversations and logs everything. So we can probably query for conversations somewhere, but I doubt we'd know when to query, unless you poll...but that's pretty awful.
(In reply to Tobias Markus (:Tobbi) [hiatus beginning January 2013] from comment #0)

> Is there a way for us to show the messages written in Facebook as well?

I wonder if this information is provided by some of the non-standard iq stanza that we receive from the Facebook servers (and currently drop).
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