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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Empathy will not authorize facebook account

Short and sweet: I can not get Empathy to add facebook as an account. At all. It asks me to log into facebook (the facebookname@chat.facebook.com will not work here, I tried. Comes back as invalid, ...
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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: Can't allow Ubuntu to access Jabber account

I have a new Ubuntu 14.10 installation and added a Jabber account to a brand new Empathy profile. However, it never succeeded and I get the message "application can no longer access your ... account". ...
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Cannot connect to online accounts in Empathy (Ubuntu 12.10)

All my online accounts that connect to Empathy for IM will not work. Empathy gives an error message of "No reason specified" for each one. Gwibber works fine, so it seems to be a problem more related ...
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How do I install video4linux2 in Ubuntu 12.10, and do I need to?

I'm still pretty new to Ubuntu so please bear with me. I am running Ubuntu 12.10 and I am trying to get a couple of old external USB webcams working on my laptops. The built-in laptop webcams work ...
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Why does launching empathy hidden prevent me from accessing the application?

I didn't feel like setting my status to available every time I opened my computer, so I used this hack to automagically set my status to available upon logging in. However, I now find that I am unable ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Unable to group chat on Facebook with Empathy?

I can't take part in a Facebook group chat with Empathy. Do you know if there is a solution for this issue?
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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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How to start Empathy hidden in 13.04? [closed]

How to start Empathy in hidden mode in 13.04? This was possible in previous versions of Ubuntu using empathy -h or empathy --start-hidden. But, in 13.04, if you auto-start Empathy in hidden mode, ...
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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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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 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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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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Empathy Chat automatically closes when I open it

I started Empathy from Ubuntu Terminal and the following Warning occurred: folks-WARNING **: Error preparing persona store 'eds:1328683152.5139.1@developer-pc': Couldn't open address book ...
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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 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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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 do I join a channel on Freenode with Empathy?

I have empathy already installed but am not sure how to configure it to join the channel at http://www.ape-project.org. I do not have a password or login name yet to properly configure the channel ...
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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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Can't delete Facebook and Google in Online Accounts! Where is the config file for Ubuntu Online Accounts located?

since today I have an issue with my Ubuntu Online Account Settings. I started Empathy to log into my messengers, but I got an error that Facebook, Google and MSN need an authentication. I tried to ...
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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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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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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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Uninstall empathy without affecting dependencies

I am trying to uninstall empathy from my Ubuntu 12.10. So I issued the following command sudo apt-get purge empathy Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... ...
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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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How to remove the mail/IM icon from the notification area? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to remove the mail icon indicator applet? How do I remove the mail/IM icon (envelope) from the notification area in Ubuntu 12.04? I'm not using the IM client nor ...
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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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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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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 ...