The developers have repaired a regression that was affecting this feature
Empathy, a messaging program that supports text, voice and video chat, and also file transfers over many different protocols, is now at version 3.10.2.Empathy 3.10.2, codenamed “Massive Poutine,” uses Telepathy for protocol and the user interface is based on Gossip. The Empathy messenger is also the default chat client in current versions of GNOME.
According to the changelog, the most important feature of this release is a fix for the authentication with Facebook's XMPP servers, which had been broken due to a regression.
A couple of other fixes have been implemented, one to make the appdata file translatable, and the other one to repair a memory leak in libgee.
The application supports all major protocols, including Google Talk (Jabber/XMPP), MSN, IRC, Salut, AIM, Facebook, Yahoo, and more.
More details about this release can be found in the official announcement. Download Empathy 3.10.2 right now from Softpedia.