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Pidgin is an easy to use and free chat client used by millions. Connect to AIM, MSN, Yahoo, and more chat networks all at once.

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We have tracked the following product recommendations or mentions on various public social media platforms and blogs. They can help you see what people think about Pidgin and what they use it for.
  • How can I forward Facebook messenger messages to email?
    I can't think of any way. There is a Facebook plugin for Pidgin, and you can get at your chats that way with a more versatile cross-platform messenger, if you are more normally on other chat services. If you want web-based clients, try a multi-app client such as Ferdium, RamBox or Station. - Source: Hacker News / 26 days ago
  • Why so rude?
    As I mentioned earlier, this scenario happens to me all the time. This is precisely why I refuse to discuss why we don't use Git or GitHub for Pidgin. - Source: / 3 months ago
  • Automattic is acquiring Texts and betting big on the future of messaging
    I did a find before posting my comment and found yours. >Cool I like Wordpress. But they bought a fancy Pidgin clone for 50mil...? - Source: Hacker News / 7 months ago
    XMPP XMPP stands for Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol and is used for communications for message-oriented middleware based on the Extensible Markup Language (XML). Many more people are starting to use this as a main way of communication using programs such as Pidgin to accomplish this. Pidgin is an open-source multi-platform IM client which most people will recommend for XMPP. The main reason is... Source: about 1 year ago
  • Messaging is no longer Android’s mess, it’s an iPhone problem: Talking RCS with Hiroshi Lockheimer
    Pidgin is still a powerful messenger client for desktop once you get all the plugins needed for your particular use. Source: about 1 year ago
  • Discord, or the Death of Lore
    I note that if you are using one of the alternative clients (like Pidgin with purple-discord), they can store local logs that you can then index and search. There is also Harmony for managing your account without touching the Discord website. Note that using unofficial Discord clients can get you banned. - Source: Hacker News / about 1 year ago
  • EU will require Apple to open up iMessage
    There was a brief period of time where I was able to use IRC(freenode)/ Facebook and MSN from the same client Pidgin - Source: Hacker News / about 1 year ago
  • Which messaging services do you use?
    Wow.. I thought for a second you meant Pidgin as an all-in-one client. Source: over 1 year ago
  • So can you send texts without data/wifi?
    Carrier would still need data somehow ;). Source: about 2 years ago
  • Where is pidgin dark theme ! The goggles, they do nothing !! My eyes burnnn !!
    Pidgin is reliant on GTK for the kind of theming you're asking for. There are instructions on for customizing the theme on Windows, but as you've likely discovered they're difficult to follow and they do rely on some rather old components. When Pidgin 3 is released, it will use GTK 4, which will make it fit in much more smoothly with other Windows applications, including following the system dark theme... Source: about 2 years ago
  • What is so ancient only an Internet veteran can remember?
    Or Pidgin - the chat client to manage all the others. Source: about 2 years ago
  • People have been wanting a photo sharing app since Instagram just wants to be a tiktok clone. We made one.
    You do know about , right? Source: over 2 years ago
  • C:\
    The actual link. Looks to be some custom developer dlls for Pidgin to connect to WhatsApp and Signal? Source: about 3 years ago
  • New Vaccine age group
    It's not my software, but I could try to troubleshoot with you. If you're on Windows, you have to select server If you can't get Gajim to work, I used to use Pidgin for my XMPP communication protocol needs. Source: about 3 years ago
  • Microsoft Teams is one of the worst chat apps I’ve ever used
    We used Pidgin for all of our chat needs. Your IT dept should be able to set this up for you. It’s a matter of pointing it to your server with your login creds. We set this up for the call center I worked at. We had the agents use it, instead of yahoo messenger. Much more secure and effective. Source: about 3 years ago
  • The pressures of iMessage
    I almost wish they had just integrated an updated version of pidgin with multiple E2EE chat clients integrated. That way everyone could communicate on one app platform with everyone. Source: about 3 years ago

External sources with reviews and comparisons of Pidgin

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Pidgin is a well-known multi-platform, cross-platform instant messaging client that had to alter its name at the time owing to legal concerns with AOL. You can talk with users of Skype, Yahoo, ICQ, AIM, and even those in an IRC chat room via its user interface.
The 7 Best Chat Apps and Clients Better Than Official Messengers
Given its many years and open-source nature, Pidgin supports a wide variety of chat networks, along with third-party plugins to enable many more. For example, there isn’t an official WhatsApp plugin, but you can get WhatsApp on Pidgin using third-party plugins.

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