That's the same with Facebook and Gtalk. Both use the XMPP protocol. They are there just to make it easier on the users who want to use those accounts in libpurple.
posted by Two 4 years and 11 months ago Link

You are correct, but GTalk was SSL disabled and Facebook Chat is both SSL disabled and has a long URL - both are, allegedly, popular servers.

If both were secured and Facebook Chat domain was, then these two would not be listed uniquely.

I strongly suggest to use a normal XMPP server

GTalk, CrapBook and CrapSpace are not as good.

P.S. Pidgin is buggy. Use Gajim or Psi+.
posted by isratine 4 years and 7 months ago Link