Facebook Chat For Windows Mobile: Fim v2.28 + WM6.5 CHome plugin (8 SEP 2012)

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By blutz, Senior Member on 7th February 2009, 11:54 PM
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Facebook Instant Messenger

Features: Facebook Chat, Status Feed, Notifications & New Messages Indicators, Picture & Video Uploads Directly From Your Phone,
Integrated Browser, All Display Resolutions, Touch Friendly, No 3rd Party Registration, AppToDate Support


Download the mobile installer (.cab file) to your desktop. Sync with your mobile phone and copy the .cab installer to your phone. From your phone go to Programs -> File Explorer, navigate to the .cab file and select it. The Installer should do the rest.
or navigate to on your Windows Phone, choose open, the installer should do the rest.

Optional: WM6.5 CHome ("Titanium") Plugin

If you like this software, Please Donate, so i can keep maintain it. thanks


* To move between tabs you can use horizontal swipe gesture. in some cases you can also use Tab key,left arrow key & right arrow key.

* To access some friend related features, make a long press ("context menu") on his name in the friends list. you can also second-click his icon on the black bar.

* When browsing, click the fim icon on the black bar for browsing related functions (back, refresh, zoom-in, zoom out, open in new window, close)

* Double click on black bar toggles full screen mode

* On some devices you can send the chat message by long click on hardware-enter-key

* You can copy line from chat by selecting the line, and do a long press on it. that way you can also paste text to the input box.

* If you received a chat message with link in it, double-click will open it in your web browser.

* Facebook emoticons doesn't show on fim, but your chat companion will see it on his desktop chat.


"Connection Failed": usually due to email or password typed incorrectly. if you are positively sure you entered everything correctly then if you have special characters in your email or password replace them. only numbers, English letters and of course @ at the email allowed, also keep in mind that facebook passwords are case sensitive.

WM BUILDS 6.5.3 / 6.5.5 blank web pages: to fix the internal browser problem use the cab from this post

touch/x/iphone/ doesn't open the way you expect in the integrated browser, which is the same as explorer in wm6.1, so there is not point integrating it.

WAP: fb chat needs solid 3g/wifi/gprs internet connection. even if your operator allows some facebook features thru its wap proxy, not sure it will be enough to use chat feature of facebook

3G: some 3g issues were fixed since version 2.2.8, If you still can't connect over 3G, check the settings on: Start->Settings->Connections Tab->Connections->Advanced->Select Networks->Programs that automatically connect to the Internet should connect using.. You should choose your operator's internet connection and not its wap portal.

WM 2003 SE: Setup CAB will not work, unpack it and use standalone executable (fim.exe)

Smart Phones (Windows Mobile Standard with no touch screen): supported since version 2.2.7, if you have problems/comments/suggestions post them in this forum

Photo/Video Uploads: If you are having problems with photo or video uploading, update your .NETCF to 3.5

questions / comments / bug reports are welcome.
* please post on this thread, and not on a private message
* report any error messages you got from the software
* when reporting first check if your question haven't been asked or your bug haven't been reported yet.
* make sure you have installed the latest FIM version available by checking menu -> about
* don't forget to mention your type of device, os/rom version and type of internet connection used.

Site Owners / Distributors:
When posting this app on your site, u are obligated to add a link to this site. also make sure you always host the latest FIM version.

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8th February 2009, 12:07 AM |#2  
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thanks for sharing
8th February 2009, 01:47 AM |#3  
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Nice job man!
I will try it asap!
8th February 2009, 01:52 AM |#4  
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Good idea, that's all the functionality I need with's functionality. I'll wait for QVGA, but thanks for sharing.

Edit: It works on QVGA! The only problems are: only the top half of profile pictures are shown, (1.02 beta fixes this) and it snaps back to the login screen when minimized. (1.02 beta fixes this) The scroll bar is also enormous, but it's very finger-friendly! (1.02 beta fixes this) Awesome, it's totally useable as-is. I haven't had any real issues yet. Great job, thanks!

QVGA Screenshot attached.

Edit 2: And long status messages are cut off on the right. (1.02 beta fixes this)
Edit 3: And when I hit menu>close, it says it had an unexpected error and needs to quit, which is kind of ironic. (1.02 beta fixes this)
Edit 4: It logged me out of facebook on my computer too, but that might be unavoidable.

Great work, works well and free of unnecessary bloat. the 1.02 beta fixes pretty-much any problems I had.
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8th February 2009, 02:06 AM |#5  
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One bug i think i found is that when i'm trying to wright the pass i cannot enter letters only numbers?

Anyone else having the same problem?
8th February 2009, 02:52 AM |#6  
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im having a problem connecting ive been trying to connect for the past 5 minutes and it just doesnt connect and then it takes me right back to the login screen or give me an error saying that "an unexpected error has occurred in facebookIM.exe

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8th February 2009, 03:52 AM |#7  
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This is cool, will watch this space. Its time someone did this. Waiting for the QVGA version. All the best.
8th February 2009, 05:17 AM |#8  
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brooks.ev: thanks for the input, i will adapt it to QVGA soon. disconnecting other facebook sessions is unavoidable.

kokos1405: what keyboard are you using?

eboy44: on what device? let me know if you had better luck with version 1.01
8th February 2009, 05:41 AM |#9  
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yea i just tried the 1.01 version same error and im using a Fuze aka Touch Pro
8th February 2009, 05:51 AM |#10  
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Works great. Takes about 25-35 seconds to login and fetch friends. Is there a message to display when no friends are online or will it keep the same dialogue on the screen?
8th February 2009, 07:00 AM |#11  
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Can we get an FB app that doesn't require .NET CF 3.5?!
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