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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How can I save a video conversation in Empathy?

I'm chatting with a friend and I'd like to save the video to see the conversation again later. How can I do that?
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Cannot login to Empathy after setting up Google online account [closed]

On a new installation of 12.10 Ubuntu, have added a Google account for use with Empathy. However, when attempting to connect, Empathy displays "Google Talk Account requires authorisation". Clicking on ...
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Gnome online accounts not syncing with Gnome Shell calendar

I'm using Gnome Shell in Ubuntu 11.10. I've recently activated online accounts, which is supposed to sync my Google Calendar with Gnome Shell's calendar. However, it does never sync. I've tried to ...
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Empathy Audio Call, Video Call, Desktop Sharing and File Sending not working

When trying to make a Video or Audio Call from a Gmail account to another Gmail account it throws a window error with the following output: There was an error starting the call I have the Gmail ...
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Empathy fails to show any contacts, accounts say status is set to offline when it isn't

When I start Empathy absolutely no contacts appear, including if I check to show offline contacts. My accounts are set up and authenticated and yes - I do have contacts on both accounts. When I check ...
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Are there any other IM clients other than empathy and pidgin that support google talk?

As stated above. I need something similar to Google talk and it should be more stable than empathy. I dont like Pidgin, for it's interface makes it difficult to set statuses more often... Please let ...
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How to add Gmail account with 2-step verification in Empathy?

I've added Gmail account in Gwibber/Empathy chat previously. Now I've activated 2-step verification in Google settings, and when I am entering the correct username and passwords, Gwibber now reports ...
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Why does NickServ on FreeNode IRC ask me to identify every day? [closed]

I am using Empathy as an IRC client.
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Removing Empathy from 12.10 wants to remove the Gnome-Core package

I would like to remove Empathy from my Ubuntu system, (I am currently running Quantal without Unity, just Gnome). When I try remove it in Synaptic it also wants to remove Gnome-Core, which I assume ...
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Logging into empathy after enabling two stage verification in Google

I have enabled two stage verification in my Google account. This has prevented me from logging into gtalk via empathy. Any solutions?
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How do I install Adium themes in Empathy?

I had used the Adium themes in empathy in Ubuntu 11.04 but the same did not work for 11.10. Is there any workaround to enable the themes for empathy in 11.10 Thanks in advance
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How do I set up SIP voice calling in Empathy?

I would like to use Empathy for Internet voice chat, but I do not see an option under the Empathy Accounts menu to create a SIP account. How do I set up Internet voice calling in Empathy?
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Disabling empathy balloon

How can I disable empathy's notification balloon that shows up when someone sends me a message?
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Facebook chat not working with empathy in Ubuntu 12.04

I am using Ubuntu 12.04, and been trying to connect to facebook chat using Empathy. But the connection is not getting successful, and it is showing "Disconnected - network error". The parameters I ...
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How do I disable the notification “X has left the conversation”

When I close the active conversation window, my contact receives a notification that I "left the conversation". Is there a setting that prevents displaying this message?
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Some programs looking very wrong

Some nautilus, empathy etc windows are having some lost graphic elements: But some apps such as Xfce Terminal still looks normal Is this because of some package missing? EDIT After sudo ...
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How do I get rid of the groups in the contact list in Empathy?

I don't want to see the groups at all in Empathy. Instead I just want to see a flat list of contacts just like I can in Adium. Is this possible?
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How to regain use of Empathy?

So I don't actually know what happened, but I altered the .desktop file of Empathy (I added Skype as a quicklist shortcut) but for some reason, that removed Empathy from the Messaging Menu indicator. ...
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How can i make a quicklist for empathy to start a conversation with a certain “friend”?

I would like to create a quicklist for empathy including links to certain msn and facebook "friends" of mine. I already know how to make quicklists, I just need the command i have to use in order to ...
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SIP Phones unreliable past 12.04 - Empathy additional features?

I am currently running Empathy SIP, which works "ok" but it's definitely not up to the same standard that QuteCom is on Windows. QuteCom on Ubuntu is unstable, but yet still in the stable repository. ...
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How do I modify the empathy notifications to only show generic messages?

Is there a way to customize the popup notifications for Empathy in Ubuntu 12.04 so that instead of displaying the message contents and the sender, they only say "New Message" or something like that? I ...
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How to unblock someone in Empathy?

I am using Ubuntu 12.04. I use Empathy as my default messenger. I had blocked someone in Empathy but now I want to unblock him. The person whom I blocked is using Gmail. So, how to unblock that ...
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No contacts in Empathy after upgrading to 3.3.2 (Ubuntu 11.10 x64) [closed]

I recently upgraded to empathy 3.3.2 per the ppa:telepathy/ppa repository and suddenly all the contacts I had from Facebook chat, GTalk and MSN Messenger dissapeared even though the accounts window ...
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Empathy not connecting on school's public wifi

Empathy just sits trying to connect to my facebook and Google Talk accounts on my school's public wifi. On the public wifi there is a proxy I have to connect to and register with (just type in an ...
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How to completely disable metacontacts support in Empathy? [closed]

I've just googled, but I've found nothing, so... How to disable metacontacts at all? I don't want to use this feature. Thanks.
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Is there a way to use gmail call phone functionality with empathy/pidgin

Is there a way that I can use this functionality with any desktop client especially something like empathy ? http://www.google.com/chat/voice/ I am referring the phone call function not just video ...
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Empathy Chat Status Timeout

When I have my Empathy chat status set to "available", I'd like it to get set to "away" when I lock my computer of the screensaver kicks in. It seems that it stays set to "available" as I frequently ...
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Ubuntu 13 Online Accounts keeps closing [closed]

Im on Ubuntu 13 now, whenever I open Online Accounts or Accounts in Empathy my accounts page comes up for a few seconds then closes, so I cant add accounts? Tried restarting and running an update, ...
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Empathy Chat: People Nearby text chat OK but file transfer fails. Why? How to troubleshoot?

Problem: Chat works (sending text and smileys) with the "People Nearby" feature but sending files silently fails. Going to Contact > Send File presents the sender with a file chooser and no error is ...
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Chatting with Empathy

I'd like to chat in some irc-channels hostet at freenode and i don't really know how. How do I create an account, how do I use it with Empathy?
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How to prevent empathy from asking keyring password on every start?

How to prevent empathy from asking keyring password on every start? I think rhytmbox also asks for my keyring password.
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How do I backup/restore my Empathy logs?

I found a folder called ~/.local/share/TpLogger/logs. If I just copy that folder, and paste it into a new installation, will my logs be preserved? Or will they not be associated with the new accounts? ...
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Connecting Empathy to Windows Live

I've just upgraded to 12.04 (coming from 11.10). In 11.10 Windows Live accounts worked perfectly (I suppose Empathy was 3.2.*), but now in 12.04, it's 3.4.1 and the account I had was lost. It doesn't ...
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Connect to Google Talk without giving access to my full Google Account

I would like to use Empathy as a Google Talk client. When I choose to go online, I'm asked to give is-admin@canonical.com (Ubuntu) access to manage my online Photo's, Google Drive, Emails and Videos. ...
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How would one make empathy start when you turn on your computer or log into the computer

I am assuming that you need to put it in the startup applications, but i am not completely clear on how to do this.
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Cannot connect to google talk using empathy/pidgin after upgrading

I can't seem to be able to connect to google talk using either pidgin or empathy after upgrading to Ubuntu 10.10 (fresh install). I do not know why... empathy just writes "Connecting ..." forever ...
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Empathy icon not displayed in gnome panel

when I closed the empathy messenger client, a little icon used to show up as a notification. When I got incoming chats, the icon used to start flashing. I reorganized content on my panel and now that ...
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How to get rid of “untrusted connection” error in Empathy

I love Empathy but after I moved from Ubuntu to Xubuntu 11.10 and installed Empathy it broke. Every time I login I get this error message: Both on gmail and facebook chat. I always check "Remember ...
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Google Talk on Empathy keeps disconnecting

I am unable to use Google Talk with Empathy since I updated to 10.10. I have this problem on three computers, one which updated and two that were fresh installs (4 months apart, so a different image). ...
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What are the settings to allow me to access the Ubuntu IRC from empathy?

I want to chat with other Ubuntu-ers but I'm lost on how to do this properly. Do I have to sign up anywhere? Is there only one Ubuntu channel?
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Is it possible to use empathy 2.32 on gnome 2.30?

I'm running Ubuntu Lucid which contains the Gnome 2.30. The thing is that, I'm really interested on using empathy 2.32, since it fixes a lot of bugs. However I don't want to upgrade the entire system ...
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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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Empathy missing it's theme?

Here you can see that it is really ugly : while my theme is: I am on a fress install of Ubuntu 12.10. P.s I am contacting with a facebook friend..
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How can the font size in empathy be configured?

Empathy uses a very small font size. I'd like to have some larger font. But the system setting has no entry for fonts. How can I use another/larger font in empathy?
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people nearby contacts appears twice in empathy list, how to correct this?

Using empathy and "people nearby" in Ubuntu 12.04, my contacts appears twice. This bothers me, how can I correct this ?
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Facebook integration in Empathy doesn't work in 12.10

The new web apps feature is fun, I've set up everything as it should be, but Empathy still doesn't connect to Facebook. When I go to the "Online-accounts" dialog and open the Empathy options dialog ...
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Using Pidgin with Empathy themes?

Empathy's "Ubuntu" Theme Is quite attractive. Is there any way of using empathy themes on pidgin(specifically the Ubuntu Theme)?
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Can't link contacts in Empathy 3.2

I have installed Ubuntu 11.10, with Empathy 3.2. I tried to link any contacts but it does not work. What should I do? Thank you
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How do I add groups to Empathy's contact list?

I'm wondering how I can add new group to Empathy's contact list?
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How do I restore old Empathy logs from a previous installation?

I'm an absolute beginner at all of this. Please could someone CLEARLY explain (without assumption of any prior knowledge of operating Ubuntu, let alone 11.04) how I restore old Empathy logs now that ...