Empathy is a messaging program which supports text, voice, and video chat and file transfers over many different protocols. You can tell it about your accounts on all those services and do all your chatting within one application.

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Conference mode in Empathy?

I've joined an XMPP multi-user-chat with a lot of people, and the join/part noise is unbearable. Other clients have a variation on "conference mode" implemented, where those join/part lines re hidden ...
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How to enable file transfers between Empathy on Ubuntu 15.10 and Pidgin on Windows 8 over LAN?

I can chat between both clients (Salut account on Empathy 3.12.10; Bonjour account on Pidgin 2.10.12). But when attempting to send a file from Empathy to Pidgin, the transfer stalls at 0%. Nothing ...
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OpenVPN and Asterisk - Ekiga or Empathy is unable to register the service

Given is the following configuration: An Openwrt router with Asterisk and OpenVPN installed, an Ubuntu 14.04 client with Ekiga and Empathy. I would like to connect thorough VPN to Asterisk server ...
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Empathy wont connect to my gmail account

Hello I'd like to use empathy for google chat; but even though I added my account to the application without problems (it is shown in the configure pannel) when I try to log, the cog wheels but it ...
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Workaround to make empathy to connect to google talk

These two questions are the same, but they are from older Ubuntu releases. Some have proposed that deleting and re-adding the account works, but this is definitly overkill. This bug documents a faster ...
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How can I hide Empathy's mail indicator icon?

Since I have configured Empathy, I have a new icon shown in the indicator icon bar. This icon remains visible even if I close Empathy. How can I have this icon disappear when not using Empathy?
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How do I manage groups in Empathy in recent releases?

I want to manage some Google (google talk, hangouts, whatever) contacts in groups, like I used to. Specifically I want to move some contacts from Ungrouped to existing groups. Unfortunately, I can't ...
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Can I use `purple-facebook` with empathy?

Facebook dropped the XMPP support. Since pidgin solution is to merge with purple-facebook... and empathy uses libpurple... can I somehow use empathy with purple-facebook? I installed the package but ...
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Empathy with Facebook on Ubuntu 15.04

I have read many questions about Empathy and Facebook and everyone says that it is not possible to connect them, but just a few weeks ago, suddenly it started to work. I have found other people too ...
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How to grant application access for Facebook account

Good day to all! I've been trying to use Empathy for Facebook chat for quite some time now but whenever I try to enable it, I get the "Applications can no longer access your Facebook online account ...
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Does Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 come without Facebook IM support?

I went away for a weekend, came back, and suddenly Empathy can't authenticate it's Facebook (XMPP) account. It worked 2015-12-04, doesn't now. I did quite a bit of reading and as far as I understand: ...
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Any other messenger like empathy for ubuntu 15.10

I just wanna ask that is there any other messenger like empathy for facebook cos facebook chat has stopped working for empathy since may.... Thanks
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Polari dumps user into Empathy when joining certain rooms on Ubuntu GNOME

I upgraded to Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 yesterday with no issues. Today, I decided to try out Polari, joinig the 2 rooms I usually do. The first one (#ubuntu-us-wi on freenode) worked fine, but when joining ...
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Empathy Facebook chat works on Ubuntu gnome but does not on Ubuntu Unity [duplicate]

I know that "The XMPP API that allows desktop messaging clients to login to, send and receive messages from Facebook is being turned off", BUT Empathy Facebook chat works fine on Ubuntu Gnome 15.04, ...
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How to run two XMPP clients and exchange messages on the same machine

I'm new to XMPP stuff and try to get my hands dirty. This is what I've done by now: Installed ejabberd Created two accounts user1@localhost and user2@localhost Installed Psi plus client Installed ...
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Can t connect facebook on empathy

I can' t connet facebook on empathy on Ubuntu 14.04 i open up empathy, it directs me to online accounts. I add my facebook accout. Facebook is added but where it says applications connected to your ...
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unable to open accounts dialogue in empathy

I can't open accounts dialogue in empathy without any error. Also can't find any error log. Do you have any idea? When I open preferences have this output: $ empathy No bp log location saved, using ...
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Can't log in to facebook accounts using pidgin

I happen to have two facebook accounts and I used to chat on both of them using pidgin. Everything was working alright, until today, when I couldn't connect to one of my accounts. A Server closed the ...
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(ubuntu phone) is anyone planing on making a messenger for xmpp

Is anyone planing on making a messenger for Ubuntu phone which can handle xmpp (excluding webapps because there is no point of using it if it cant notify you that you have a message) I would really ...
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Gmail not connecting: Empathy 3.12.9 on Ubuntu 15.05

I promise I've looked all around this beautiful world wide web of ours and haven't find anything. It just keep asking for my password, saying the authentication failed for my gmail account. I've ...
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Empathy: ?OTRv23?I would like to start a private (OTR encrypted) conversation

I use Empathy 3.8.6 on ubuntu gnome. A contact (via Jabber) keeps (apparently automatically) sending otr authentification messages, which result in me being frequently annoyed by these messages: ...
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More emoji system wide (especially on empathy)

I wanted a familiar set of emoji for the Empathy interface (I currently only use empathy for hangouts). The solution so far has been: Ancient and Noto fonts : I can't be sure how well Noto works, ...
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Empathy uses a LOT of memory

I'm attempting to use Empathy with the SIPE plugin to connect to our corporate Lync (Office Communicator) system. And it works. The problem is with the GNOME contacts list integration. Empathy ...
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Empathy Facebook Stopped Working,No Account Settings

I had to do a ctrl-alt-f1 log out,because I was stuck between workspaces(ugh),When I rebooted I forgot to add "noapic" to my cmd line to fix MP-BIOS I/O Timer Bug(ugh),the system boots with or without ...
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Using IRC with password on empathy gets stuck on “Authorize Ubuntu”

I'm trying to set up empathy to use IRC on the Rizon network. After following these instructions to add IRC support, adding the Rizon server to the list (using SSL), accepting the self-signed ...
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Is it possible to use empathy in new facebook video chat? [closed]

Now, the facebook doesn't requires to install any plug-in to do video calls. So, with this new functionality, is it possible to use the video call with a facebook account in Empathy now?
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How do I know if my Google Talk conversations in Empathy is encrypted?

In Ubuntu 14.04, my Google Talk account integration is now part of the Ubuntu's Online Accounts. I don't see any "URLs" or mentioning of the protocols that it's using. How do I know if my conversation ...
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skype install on ubuntu 14.04 dependency hell

im trying to install skype since empathy and pidgin doesnt work so im stuck in the installation, anything seems to work, i tried using synaptics, gdeb with the packages from the page, even tried ...
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Pidgin shows hundreds of endless notifications of online facebook friends. How do I disable this?

I logged into facebook messenger on Pidgin. Now for about an hour afterwords I get endless notifications of people coming "online" on facebook. I can't find any option to disable this, but it's a real ...
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Empathy starts offline

I have set Empathy to connect automatically to my online accounts. But every time I start Ubuntu the status is set to Offline and i get no messages. How do I make it to go Online at startup.
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Need STUN config for Jabber

I'm using Empathy with a Jabber Account. In order to make Voice Calls via Jabber I would need to configure a STUN (and maybe TURN) Server. Unfortunately I can not find any settings to configure a STUN ...
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How to delete empathy chats - cannot find log file

How to delete empathy facebook chats? Tried to locate log file from: ./.local/share/Empathy/logs/ And: ~/.local/share/TpLogger/logs But no such directories or files are present. Tried to locate ...
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How to fix : unable to reconnect with Empathy / telepathy to a specific IRC channel after computer hard reboot ? Others channels are OK

After a crach of my computer I reboot it.Empathy started to auto-connect to the set IRC channels, except to #gaia on irc.mozilla.org . Other channels on the same server works well. I'm unable to ...
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Empathy / Google Talk going offline

I am experiencing a problem with Empathy/Google Talk disconnecting and ultimately going offline. I have two systems, one desktop and one laptop where Empathy/Google Talk seemingly conflict with each ...
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use empathy for Google Hangout chat

I added Google Account in "Online accounts". but chat is not working in empathy. I did all sorts of authorization. all the time its showing connecting and some times asks me to reconnect or edit ...
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Empathy accounts require authorization

Empathy in Ubuntu 14.10 keeps asking me all the time for authorization to enter my accounts. I already have given it, but it still keeps bothering me plus it gives an error when trying to connect to ...
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Why does 14.10 remove Empathy?

I had installed 14.04 Trusty Tahr sometime earlier this year and it came with Empathy preinstalled. I then upgraded to 14.10 this morning, and I saw it removed Empathy and any plug-ins. Why was it ...
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Contacts Not Loading in Empathy [Ububtu 14.04]

I just installed empathy, and i attach my facebook account and my gmail account. But the contacts of gmail accounts are not loading. Following the screensheet of empathy. I killed empathy by ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 can't get other's presence/status to show up in empathy 3.8.6

The title says it all: in the contacts window, all the information boxes etc. say that everyone is offline, which I happen to know is not true because one of my friends started a chat with me while ...
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empathy client won't launch since upgrade, no command line output

I am having trouble with any chat client (empathy, pidgin) since updating to Ubuntu 14.04. I am thinking for different reasons (pidgin refuses to connect to google talk, empathy doesn't launch) If I ...
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one notification per message in empathy indicator

In the latest version of empathy (3.8.6) on ubuntu 14.04 I get a notification for every message I get from a person, which ends up clogging the entire panel. It used to be the case that I would only ...
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How to see “people nearby” with Empathy in Ubuntu 14.04

Empaty lost "people nearby" option in Ubuntu 14.04. So: How to configure empathy in Ubuntu 14.04 in order to chat with people in the local area network?.
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Empathy won't login my Hangout account

It's just that, there's no error or anything, sometimes (not always) when I try to login to my Google account to chat using Hangout it just won't. It's like it tries to log in but it can't and then it ...
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How to install Yahoo Messenger on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS? [duplicate]

I'm from India and I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on my machine since last year and a half. So, my issue is: How should I install Yahoo Messenger on my machine? Installing Yahoo Messenger on Windows ...
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How to set company gmail account on Empathy

Hi, We are using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS in our company. I am given Google email for business with email id like sunny@mycompany.com. All of our staff is using empathy for internal communication as well as ...
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Empaty and telepathy not needed

I have removed empathy, because I do not use any of the clients, which were available there. I would like to remove telepathy also. However, I use Skype occasionally. I am curious if I remove ...
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How to bridge skype and empathy in ubuntu 14.04

Can some one help me to bridge between empathy and skype? I followed every post from here and google. But it's not working. There is no option for skype in gnome-account. I have installed ...
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Why aren't these Empathy bugs fixed? Style broken. First message blank

I'm sure this is filed in plenty of bug reports. Does anyone know why on a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04 64 and 32bits (and probably several prior releases) this bug in empathy still exists? The first ...
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How to set up a Video call call using Empathy and google+

I'm trying to set up a video call between a Lenovo Z580 laptop and a Samsung Ace 2 Android smart phone using google+. The laptop is running Ubuntu 14.04 with Empathy and the phone is using Hangout. ...
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Problem cause with libxml2 after upgrade from 12.04 to 14.04

After upgrade 12.04 64bit LTS to ubuntu 14.04 64bit LTS have problems with libxml2. Can't run software center,empathy etc # software-center Traceback (most recent call last): File ...