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So far I've discovered that I can open my chat list by clicking the mail icon and not the chat icon. However, wherever I click, I can't find a way to add a new buddy.

Does anyone know how to do this?

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Mail icon = Messaging menu, you can add a new contact on Empathyś main maindow. – Uri Herrera Jun 29 '11 at 16:15
And how do I do that? – Greg Jun 29 '11 at 16:17
  • Click on your Empathy window to activate it.
  • Hoover your mouse to the upper side of your screen toward the word "Empathy" next to the Ubuntu logo. The menu appears.
  • Click on Chat > Add a contact.

There you go!

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That was an easy one. – Agmenor Jun 29 '11 at 16:22
Thanks! It turns out to be Chat -> Add Contact ... – Greg Jun 29 '11 at 16:32
You welcome ! Please vote up my answer and mark it as the good one. ;-) – Agmenor Jun 29 '11 at 16:34

These instructions is for Classic not Unity

  • Click on your Empathy window to activate it. (as Agmenor had said)

  • Then Click Chat Then Add Contact

Hope this helps!

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