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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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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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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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 pidgin-...
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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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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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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 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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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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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 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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How delete Gmail account from Evolution?

I would use evolution only to work (company email/calendar/contacts etc), but it's already set up an gmail account. Unfortunately I can't delete it because the "delete" button is disabled for this ...
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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 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'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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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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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 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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how to enable xmpp chat in empathy

since nimbuzz have no linux version I am using pidgin to chat with nimbuzz friends . pidgin can handle nimbuzz via xmpp protocol but now I want to do it via empathy .How to do it , Edit: I tried ...
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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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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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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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Synchronizing/merging Empathy logs and Google chat logs

If I use Empathy to log into my Google account and chat with people, I can enable logging and have it save chat logs to my computer. The problem is, I don't only use one computer, so I end up with ...
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Can I make user list in Empathy more compressed?

Can I make user list in Empathy more compressed? I thought Pidgin's list is too lax, but Empathy is even more so. For comparison, here's Empathy for Ubuntu (left) and QIP for Windows (right):
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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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How to use Skype with Empathy in 13.04?

I want to add my Skype account to Empathy to chat with all my contacts from there. I tried the following to integrate Skype with Empathy on Ubuntu 13.04, using this tutorial from Ubuntuusers. sudo ...
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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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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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(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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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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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 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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Ability of linking contacts in Empathy 3.4 is missing

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04, with Empathy 3.4. I discovered that ability of linking contacts from different networks is missing from context menu. Is it bug or I need to install something?
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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, Google account, 2 step verification needs authorization every time I login

The title says it all. I have enabled 2 step verification at my Google account. Unfortunately this causes Empathy to lose authorization after every reboot. Even though I authorize Empathy following ...
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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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How to start Empathy hidden?

How to start Empathy in hidden mode in Ubuntu? If you auto-start Empathy in hidden mode, you can not open the Contacts window, even though Empathy is running in the background. Note, this was ...
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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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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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Can't see incoming messages in Empathy and Skype

I have stalled Skype for empathy but only outgoing messages work. When I try to chat to friends I can't see their messages. How do I fix this?
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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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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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How to make Empathy run on startup?

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04. I'd like Empathy to connect when I login to my computer. I know I can browse using the Startup Applications tool (although the add/browse dialogue is still useless in GNOME ...
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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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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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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 ...