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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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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Authentication failure Google Apps account

I have a problem with online accounts. I have two accounts, one a normal Google account and another Google Apps account which I use with Empathy. I can use the first one without problems. I get a ...
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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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How to integrate Pidgin with Ubuntu 14.04?

I have Ubuntu 14.04 and I don’t like empathy. Therefore I removed it from Ubuntu. I installed Pidgin, but I found that its is not integrated with Ubuntu Settings. I have already added Facebook and ...
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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?

I'm from India and I'm using ubuntu 12.04 LTS on my machine since last year and 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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Empathy Voice/Video chats with XMPP

What I must install that use voice/video chats in Empathy via XMPP with Openfire server? Thanks for helping.
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Change Yahoo! alias in Empathy

Empathy displays my Yahoo! alias as a changeable string, but It doesn't save my new alias and it keeps using the default (your name before the @ sign) Image How can I change it ?
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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 ...
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Empathy does not allow to add Facebook profile account

Empathy does not allow me to add my Facebook profile account in Ubuntu 13.04. It is showing the following error message. How can I resolve this? If anyone could help me? Error Accessing App We're ...
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Regarding Facebook messages and Pidgin

This question seems to be kind of difficult to explain, so I haven't been able to find the answers anywhere for lack of search terms that I can think of. And maybe most people don't consider it a ...
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How do I open the preferences dialog in empathy under Ubuntu 14.04?

I run empathy (version 3.8.6) under Gnome Shell (Gnome 3.10 environment) in Ubuntu 14.04. When I open it, I get the contact page but no menu is shown. I want to open the preferences dialog but I don't ...
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Empathy & gchat keep bouncing

OK this is an odd one. Just started today. Jabber via Empathy disconnects but it still looks like I am online. I can even send ims though they never reach their destination. Seeming at the same time ...
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Change nickname in xmpp room

On pidgin, I could set what my nickname is for a chat room by changing the room settings. I do not seem to have any such option to change nickname (or alias) for "favorite rooms" in Empathy. In ...
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Empathy and Pidgin not showing offline Facebook messages

When I start Empathy or Pidgin, I don't see any notifications that someone has sent me a Facebook message while I am offline. I start receiving messages after opening any of the two clients. Is there ...
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Is it possible to get desktop notifications from IRC chat room on Empathy?

I wanna receive the default desktop notifications using IRC Chat room in Empathy. Is there any plugin to do that?
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Is it possible to use IRC Chat on new Empathy?

I can't find any option to add IRC acount on the Online Accounts service.
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SIP / VoIP account to Empathy in 14.04 (rakia or sofiasip)?

How can I add SIP / VoIP capability in Empathy in 14.04? Is "account-plugin-sip" package enough or do I have to install other packages like "telepathy-rakia" / "telepathy-sofiasip"?
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Gnome top bar has no on-line accounts icon(Gnome-ubuntu-14.04)

This might be unsolvable but: after the update (to 14.04 from 13.10) the status icon for empathy/on-line accounts vanished, now I dint know if I am connected to Facebook, gmail and other Nsa ...
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Is there any way to install Empathy 3.12 on Ubuntu 14.04?

I have just upgraded Ubuntu to 14.04 and I was disappointed to see that the Empathy version supplied with it (3.8.6) still suffers from the same problems that were introduced in Ubuntu 12.10, where ...
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Empathy not connecting Outlook/Live on UBuntu 14.04

My Gmail account works fine, but my Live account simple doesn't login using Empathy, the circle of dots keeps moving, moving, and nothing, my Live contacts doesn't shows up. Both accounts have 2-step ...
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Empathy won't connect to my Facebook account [duplicate]

When I try to connect Empathy to my Facebook account, the following error appears: Rough translation: "Error connecting to the app. Sorry, but the app you are trying to access doesn't exist or was ...
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Where can I find the Identifier of a computer to add as my friend in Empathy?

I have recently installed Ubuntu 13.10 and I don't know how to add a new contact. I press add a new contact, but I don't know what to type in. Thanks. (My friend has a mac)
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problem in establishing account in empathy

I just downloaded Empathy and added google and facebook accounts but it always shows 'disconnected-unspecified reasons'. I am using ubuntu 12.04lts
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Empathy wont connect to Facebook [closed]

When I try adding Facebook in Online Accounts it gives me Is there any way to fix this problem?
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Disable skype4py on pidgin but not empathy

So, I'm having the same problem as this guy: Pidgin ignores preferences I've tried to get Pidgin working the way I wanted, namely to disable all notifications. Which means that I do not want the ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 Empathy cannot login two Google accounts at the same time

I have two Google accounts. Ubuntu 13.10 configured to handle both accounts with Empathy. When Empathy starts, only one account is enabled. In Empathy main dialog (where the contacts are shown), there ...
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Empathy doesn't show the message, only “minus” signal

I'm using Empathy on my Ubuntu (13.10) and sometimes when I receive the first message, it open the windows, but doesn't show any message, only the "-1 not readed". Any idea what that means?
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How can I link my AIM account with empathy?

I'm trying to connect my AIM account with the empathy chat, I already entered my user and password, but it doesn't work, I don't know if I am doing anything wrong (Tried to log in with these formats: ...
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empathy error inside VM

I am getting: failed to retreive your personal information from the server while trying to enable empathy people nearby inside VMware Workstation This situation is working fine from my desktop
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How do I access Empathy after is has been “started hidden”

When I start Empathy with the --start-hidden switch at session startup, it's very hard to access it afterwards. Even if I receive a message, I won't see any windows when I click the icon in the ...
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Empathy account manager “crashes”

I use empathy only for my gtalk account. But recently I cannot open the account manager window (F4). It does open, loading a little while but when loaded the information it shuts. I have read quite ...
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how to register an IRC user on freenode? [closed]

I was following this link here http://freenode.net/faq.shtml#nicksetup but I can't understand a thing!! Where do I input these commands? in a terminal maybe? ...But I want to use empathy as my ...
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How do I install the latest empathy 3.11+ in Ubuntu

I was wondering if someone could give me brief answer regarding if this is possible or not. I have tried to follow these instructions I downloaded the latest source file, but I seem to have unmet ...
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Facebook chat history

I would like to ask, if it is possible in Empathy to have facebook chat history, because Empathy shows only messages sent/received specifically on this device and not from my other PC or my android. ...
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Can't use Empathy

I'm on Ubuntu 13.10, and I'm trying to use the default messenger Empathy for connecting to gtalk. My problem is that on-line accounts is not working, any time I click on the google account option for ...
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Best option for recording Minecraft Server play?

I am planning on doing some server minecraft screen recording just for fun, and so I've been looking around at what there is to offer. I know FRAPS won't work on Ubuntu and I'd rather not spend the ...
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Is a Skype account needed to talk via SIP?

I want to be able to use the voice chat abilities of Skype, but I'd rather not sign up for another online service, privacy and all that. So, I have been looking around and came across SIP, and would ...
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Empathy closing just after launching

I don't know what went wrong during last time i was using Empathy. But it now immediately closes after launching. When I run it through terminal I get this error: (empathy:4641): GLib-GIO-ERROR **: ...
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How to remove google-injected groups in Empathy?

I'm on Ubuntu GNOME. In Settings -> Online Accounts I added the Google account and enabled only the chat. What happens is that a plenty of groups in Empathy, like Coworkers, Family, Friends..., ...
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Empathy: Jabber account keeps ketting disabled

I'm running Ubuntu GNOME 13.10 which means I don't use the central online accounts manager which is in standard Ubuntu and I have the IM accounts set directly in Empathy. I have two accounts - a ...
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Empathy Audio calls not possible with Ubuntu 13.10 and Lenovo Thinkpad Edge e130 with i3

I tried to use Empathy for calls via XMPP and SIP. Audio and Video calls are available options if I click on a contact, for example an XMPP contact. When I try to establish a call, the call window is ...