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Access Every Instant Messanger in Firefox with Meebo

Meebo Firefox Chat ToolIt looks like Meebo’s Firefox extension has gained a lot of popularity and praise since its debut. Mashable is even reporting that “Meebo has already gained 12,000 users in under a week”. If you are familiar with Meebo – the Firefox extension should seem very similar in nature.

Get a sidebar with all of your buddies visible while you’re browsing. Get visual notifications when your friends IM you. Drag and drop links and images from web pages right onto your friends!

Your buddies live in your sidebar and you can login to AIM, Yahoo!, MSN, GTalk, ICQ, and Jabber! The neatest feature I would have to say is the visual notifications letting you know when you get a new message. So does this turn Firefox into an IM client as well as a browser?

Need a Meebo Firefox Extension

Most Wanted

Here is another request sent my way by MagnoliaSouth. It seems that there is no known or good Firefox extensions for Meebo. For those of you who don’t know, Meebo is one of those super Ajax Web 2.0 solutions. This one allows you to login to various instant messaging services right from the Web all in one spot.

It could work like a small pop up, a toolbar or whatever. As it is, I can open it in another tab, but that’s not ideal. Having it viewable at all times is much better. Naturally the option to hide it should be available as well.

Now the Meebo extension is interesting, there is one that I was able to hunt down – but it isn’t for Firefox 2.

http://gis.stcstm.org/meebo-extension/

If there is anybody out there that wants to update this extension or write a new one to do the same thing, go for it. Now you could use it if you installed the Nightly Tester Tools extension first.

You can find it here:

http://www.oxymoronical.com/web/firefox/nightly

Have a better suggest or fix? Leave a comment and let us know about it please!

Have another feature request or suggestion you’d like to see built into Firefox by default or added by an extension? Let me know about it and I’ll feature it on Firefox Facts and maybe even find you a solution to your problem (if you have one).

Update: “Hey there, you might have known about this or someone might have mentioned it already… You can bookmark meebo.com and then edit its properties (right click the bookmark, choose properties). There will be a checkbox for loading it in the sidebar.

From what I can tell, this will accomplish the same thing as that Flock extension. All the same ‘warnings’ apply though – any time you change sidebars, or close the sidebar, you will be signed out of Meebo.”

Thanks to Sean for sending this solution in!