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I installed the pidgin purple-facebook plugin. Whenever I create an account using this plugin, after pidgin logs into the facebook account, automatically my last 50 or so facebook chats open up in the chat-boxes. This freezes pidgin up for a while. This seems like a bug. I'm on Ubuntu 14.04 and plugin version is purple-facebook_20150915~4f84a8a. How can I get rid of this problem?

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The problem was that I had over 150 unread messages in my inbox and pidgin was trying to open them all. A simple solution was to go to Accounts -> Manage Accounts -> Modify(the facebook account), go to the Advanced tab and untick 'Show unread messages'. This solved the issue. This never was a bug.

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