You can stay in touch with your Facebook friends using Pidgin but let’s face it, the experience in not very Facebook-ish. The new Facebook Messenger client for the desktop changes the game. It’s a third-party solution, but has in rich in features and in multi-platform. It brings many of the features available in the web based messenger to the desktop. Behind the scenes it’s a port of the messenger.com mobile app to the desktop.
- Know when your messages are read
- Make HD calls with voice and video
- Take photos and videos
- Thousands of stickers
- Record voice messages
- Chat with favourite groups
- Runs on Linux, Windows and Mac
To run on Linux, download from here.