Chit Chat (web) is a free instant messaging service for Facebook that allows you to chat online with all your Facebook friends, without the distraction of your entire Facebook feed. Chit Chat (web) is accessed using your web browser, and there is no need to download anything, so it is perfect for using at work or school. It is completely free, and available for Firefox, Google Chrome, Opera, and Safari.
If you are often stuck at work or school wondering what your Facebook friends are up to, but not wanting to log in to the full Facebook site, then Chit Chat (web) is exactly what you have been looking for. The embedded Facebook Chat tool has been heavily criticized for being unreliable and having only the most basic features. The Facebook chat web app offers you all the extra features, and is much more stable. But the best part is that Chit Chat (web) is portable, so it can be used from any computer with an internet connection.
*Updates : 27th August 2012
There has been some significant update to the Chit Chat application bringing it up to v1.5 – this new version features a completely new interface design, enhance connectivity and dynamic chat connection technology.
You do not need to download anything in order to be able to use Chit Chat (web), just open a web browser and go to web.chitchat.org.uk. Click the “Login to Facebook Chat” button and use your usual username and password to sign in to Facebook Chat. The first time you use Chit Chat (web) you will also need to give permission for Facebook to communicate with Chit Chat (web). Click “Allow” and you will be taken to the Chit Chat (web) interface. Chit Chat (web) will show you a list of all your contacts, with online contacts shown at the top of the list. Double click a contact’s name to begin chatting with them.
The Chit Chat (web) user interface is simple to use, with an uncluttered view. Your contacts appear in the contact list, a green face icon indicates online contacts, and a red icon indicates offline contacts, just like with Facebook Chat. When you start a chat with a friend, you can see the picture, name, and online status of the person you are chatting to. The conversation itself happens in speech bubbles, and each message is given a time stamp. This helps you work out what was said by whom, and when they said it.
The chat window is also designed to be able to easily chat to more than one friend at a time. There are tabs at the top, so just click on the tab to see the entire chat history. The browser window also shows message notifications and status alerts so you won’t miss anything. Chit Chat (web) also lets you change the look and feel of your chats by adjusting the size and color of the text, the font used, and a great range of emoticons, so you can express your unique personality.
Chit Chat (web) also lets you save a complete history of your conversations, so you can go back and double-check any information you need to. But if you would rather not have your chat recorded, just click the “Clear Chat History” button, and get rid of all your history instantly. If detailed steps, visit the official Help page and Troubleshooting page in case you encounter any issues.
But the single best feature about this free Facebook online chat app is the fact that you can use it from any computer, anywhere you have an internet connection. The apps is also available for Blackberry device too. You can have it running in the background while you are at work or in a lecture, checking your email or doing your homework, and never have to worry about missing another chat notification. Chit Chat (web) is completely free, and does not require any download. It will make chatting with your Facebook friends so much easier. Point your web browser to web.chitchat.org.uk right now, log in to your Facebook Chat account, and give it a try.