Works in Firefox 2 & 3

In the past, I’ve talked about how to open Facebook in the sidebar of Firefox. Now, I’ve taken that idea one step farther and created a Firefox extension.

The iPhone Facebook Sidebar extension opens Facebook’s iPhone page and allows you to keep tabs on your friends, update your status, message people and accept friend requests.

iPhone Facebook Sidebar for Firefox

Features include:

  • Seeing friend’s updates.
  • Updating our status.
  • Viewing Friends
  • Writing on friends wall.
  • Viewing inbox.
  • Sending messages.
  • Other miscellaneous Facebook fun.
  • Works on Mac and Windows. Possibly Linux too.
  • Works in Firefox 2.x and 3.5.

The iPhone Facebook Sidebar is accessible three different ways in Firefox.

  1. Via an icon in the toolbar. Once the extension is installed, customize your toolbar to add the Facebook icon.
    Facebook Firefox Button
  2. Via the ‘view menu’
    Facebook Firefox Menu
  3. Or by using the keyboard shortcut ‘Control Alt F ‘ on Mac and Windows.

This extension made possible by the great programmers at Facebook who coded the iPhone application to work with any browser. All features and design elements are created by Facebook and this extension is merely a way to make it easily and quickly accessible for Firefox users.

Firefox may pop up a message under your bookmarks bar or tabs bar that says “Firefox prevented this site ( from asking you to install software on your computer.” If this happens, click on the “Edit Options…” button and add to your allowed sites. Then click the install button again.

*If you can’t get the button above to work, right click this link and save the file to your desktop. Then open the addons window and drag in the xpi file to install.

Let me know what you think by leaving your feedback in the comments below. 😀

Also, thanks to autodafe0728 for the Facebook icon used in this extension. It really looks nice.

Mac users, also check out the similar Facebook Dashboard widget.