Is it possible to use LaTeX in facebook? I have tried this tutorial, but I did not find the extension in my chrome.

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    I really like the fish in that video. Apart from that it is off-topic, I guess. Also, why is your question tagged biblatex and bibtex? Mar 22, 2016 at 8:30
  • @HenriMenke Can you edit to put more relevant tags please?
    – 3SAT
    Mar 22, 2016 at 8:34
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    Well, the question is not on TeX/LaTeX, but rather on some Google Chrome Addons. It is thus not relevant for this site in general, regardless of the tags. I was just thinking, that perhaps you wanted to exploit the capabilities of bibtex to post nicely formatted citations on Facebook. If you were looking for that, you might be interested in Zotero. Mar 22, 2016 at 8:37
  • It seems off-topic to me, too, but please don't delete it. The question will probably be closed, but remain still available in case someone has the same question again in the future. And it has been answered already!
    – carnendil
    Mar 22, 2016 at 8:51
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    It seems that Facebook now has some support for LaTeX in chat. (Although I would be interesting to find more details about this somewhere.)
    – Martin
    Aug 18, 2017 at 6:42

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Yes, you can but it is only possible on Google Chrome. There is an extension , that you may find here . Then MathJaX script will be enabled and you will be able to write some -easy - mathematical equations.

Note that you should leave blank between the delimeters. That is something like this:

$ \frac{1}{4} $

otherwise it will not compile. For example the code $\frac{1}{4}$ does not qualify in facebook.That's all I think.

And yes, I think that this is off topic.

  • Have you tried to download this? I'm not sure that it is possible from the link that you gave.
    – 3SAT
    Mar 22, 2016 at 9:06
  • You are right. Something's wrong with this extension. I could swear it worked 5 months ago. Hmm.. that's weird.
    – Tolaso
    Mar 22, 2016 at 9:14
  • @Oscar thanks for the link. I am using Firefox anymore so I don't bother with Chrome extensions. Thanks for sharing anyway.
    – Tolaso
    Feb 7, 2017 at 8:12
  • As of today this feature seems to be no longer supported. At least not with my freshly installed desktop messenger for Windows.
    – Evan Aad
    Apr 27, 2022 at 7:39

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