Having multiple clients to handle multiple networks is a mess, especially the Slack client which is really heavy and annoying.
Slack is deprecating its IRC gateway interface on May 15h 2018.
Bitlbee is an IRC server working as a gateway to different IMs.
Optionally Bitlbee can be compiled with LibPurple to support even more networks, like Slack and Hangouts.
Here are some notes for Slack, Facebook and Hangouts to be enabled with Bitlbee.
You need Slack for libpurple, compiled and installed, it will provide
Restart Bitlbee run, check with
help purple you can see
* slack (Slack).
account add slack email@example.com
Create a Legacy token.
account slack set api_token xoxp-xxxxxxxxx
account slack on
Join an existing Slack channel:
chat add slack general then join #general
account add hangouts firstname.lastname@example.org
You need Facebook for Bitlbee.
List existing group chats:
fbchats facebook, sometimes it will only display older chats.
Look at the URL in your browser when clicking on a chat on https://messenger.com, grab the id of the group chat and type the command:
chat add facebook 1393844480dd74 #myclub then join #myclub channel.
Apply to all
Autojoining channel on connection:
channel myclub set auto_join true