Download Pidgin   Pidgin 2.10.12

Software Specifications

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8.60 MB
License [?]:
Open Source
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Last Updated:
Chatting and IRC Software
Operating System:
Unix Windows 98 Linux Windows ME Windows XP Windows Vista Windows 7 Windows 8 Windows 10
Additional Requirements:
GTK+ runtime (2.6.10 or older) for Win 98/ME (Refer Download Page)
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Pidgin Review

" A free instant messaging application that allows you to connect to multiple chat networks simultaneously. "

Pidgin is an instant messaging client that lets you log in to accounts on multiple chat networks simultaneously from a single application. Therefore, you can chat with friends on MSN, talk to a friend on Google Talk, and sit in a Yahoo chat room all at the same time.

Pidgin is a cross-platform application that supports operating systems such as Windows and Unix.

Pidgin offers secure end-to-end encryption with its popular Off-the-Record Messaging (OTR) plugin. Several other powerful and advanced features are extendable by plugins.

Key Features:
  • File transfers
  • Manage and group contacts from multiple networks
  • Custom Themes to change the look and feel
  • Away messages
  • Contains no ads
  • Available in multiple languages
  • Buddy icons
  • Spell checking
  • Custom smilies including animated
  • Typing notifications

Pidgin supports the following protocols:
  • Yahoo
  • MSN
  • AIM
  • Bonjour
  • Gadu-Gadu
  • Google Talk
  • Groupwise
  • ICQ
  • IRC
  • MXit
  • SILC
  • Sametime
  • XMPP
  • Zephyr

Other protocols such as QQ, Skype, WhatsApp and Telegram are supported by using plugins.

Pidgin supports voice and video but is limited to Unix systems and the XMPP protocol only.

If you are looking for Pidgin for Mac OS X, please try Adium!



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