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Is there an app to chat on Facebook on iOS ?

I would like to be laptop free

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There are two, both from Facebook. It's available in the Messages section of Facebook app, as well as the standalone Facebook Messenger app. The standalone app uses a denser interface, and would be an improvement if you were going to use this heavily, but the section of the complete app isn't much worse.

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I see, however both don't show who is currently online... –  Patrick Oct 31 '11 at 19:11
    
@Patrick: They haven't always worked for me in the past, but since I updated to iOS 4 I've got reliable push notifications for messages from Messenger. The Facebook app gives me some push notifications, but I'm not sure which; it's probably based on some settings. –  Jeremy Banks Oct 31 '11 at 19:16
    
Push notifications work but they ignore mine and friends online status –  Patrick Oct 31 '11 at 19:21
    
As of iOS 6 push notifications don't work right in the Facebook app. See this question for details:apple.stackexchange.com/a/89947/27661 –  alx9r Apr 27 '13 at 21:43
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Also you can use IM+ it's a free app. And if you like to spending some money you can use IM+ Pro.

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