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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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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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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Blank messages in Empathy, Ubuntu 14.04

I just installed the final version of Ubuntu 14.04 and overall I'm very happy with the system, but unfortunatly I have an annoying bug with Empathy. Every time I receive a new message, it is blank and ...
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Empathy won't connect to my Facebook account

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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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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Empathy wont connect to Facebook

When I try adding Facebook in Online Accounts it gives me Is there any way to fix this problem?
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Is possible to replace Empathy with Pidgin?

I don't like Empathy, I think Pidgin better than Empathy. Just want use Pidgin and remove Empathy. Is it possible to replace empathy with pidgin ? if yes please tell me how. Iam using Ubuntu 13.10
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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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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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How can I change icon size in Empathy in 13.04?

I upgraded from 12.04 to 13.04, and after I realized that the icon size (or theme) of contact list of Empathy can not be changed. Is it true? Or could I not find the setting? The huge icons are very ...
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Empathy on 14.04 fails on Windows Live login [closed]

I have an updated Ubuntu 14.04 64 bits. I'm trying to use Wmpathy to chat with my @outlook.com contacts. I've another machine with updated Ubuntu 12.04.4 64 bits, and there it just works fine. ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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 to start Empathy hidden in 13.04?

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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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 create/edit/remove a group in Empathy

In 12.04 with Empathy 3.4.2.3 I can't seem to find the options for adding, removing or even editing a group. Are there still there or moved where?
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Empathy protocol icons

I'm surprised that Empathy can't display the protocol icons. Even in the latest Ubuntu 12.10. I'd like to know why if someone can tell me.
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Configuring pidgin-sipe in Empathy

While adding my communicator account in pidgin was a cakewalk, i am struggling with the connection preferences in empathy. can anyone give me the steps?
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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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Empathy doesn't seem to be connected to Ubuntu Online Accounts

I made the decision to switch from Pidgin to Empathy on my Ubuntu 12.10 netbook. However, after uninstalling Pidgin and installing Empathy, there seems to be a disconnect between Empathy and Ubuntu ...
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How to prevent Empathy from minimizing automatically?

I am able to login into empathy, but the thing is whenever I am clicking over it from the right top task bar so that I could open it and see who all are online, it opens just for a second and ...
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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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How do I see offline users in Empathy

How do I utilize Groups in Empathy? How do I see offline users in Empathy? I have installed Empathy from repositories on Ubuntu 13.04 and use it to connect to ICQ. All I can see is the list of ...
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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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Formating text in Empathy chat

I love the look of Empathy so much more than Pidgin and would really like to use it as my main chat client but I can't seem to find a way to format text. It does not appear to be a feature of the ...
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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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I want to be able to chat from my desktop, any suggestions?

I had empathy working before but lost it to some bad advice from another post now I have no ability to chat from my desktop and I need to communicate with my Professors at school. Thanks in advance!
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Empathy auto accept group chat invite

I'm using empathy 2.34.0 as chat client for account hosted on Google app (server talk.google.com). I'm happy with the features that empathy provides and integration with Google chat, however for group ...
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Local chat between empathy and telepathy?

Empathy and telepathy, both have local chat, or chat for LAN. How configure local chat for obtain communication between empathy and telepathy clients ? Clarification: In a LAN, one pc use telepathy ...
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Cannot log into chat

I have set up the chat and broadcast accounts: clicked on my user name on the panel and chose Chat accounts... and Broadcast accounts... Now when I log into my system I cannot choose my status. In ...
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Empathy AND Pidgin fail chatting “people nearby”

I can't use either Empathy or Pidgin to reply to some users using the "people nearby" / people near me / bonjour / avahi protocol. I can receive messages from them, it will arrive on my machine, but ...
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Cannot change Empathy chat status from Me Menu when using IRC

I use Empathy as chat client for IRC. Since it is the default chat client, I expected that I can update (availability) status from top menu, but it is disabled.
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Empathy with Gnome Online Accounts (GOA)

How is Empathy supposed to work in Ubuntu 12.10 with Gnome 3.6? I added my Google and Facebook accounts to GOA and enabled "Chat" for both, but Empathy does not use the accounts. Instead it says ...
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Unable to stay logged on to accounts with empathy

I have a few chat accounts which I use with frequency such as facebook chat, YIM, AIM, and MSN. I'd rather not have to download a client for each one since that would make it a pain to switch between ...
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Help with setting up AIM account

Can anyone help me configure my AIM account? I have Oneiric and I want to set up my AIM account with what I believe is a chat client (the envelope icon on the top right). It is called Empathy. \n I ...
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How to add custom mail id in empathy

How to add custom mail id in telepathy account manager/empathy? i.e I want to add your-name@yourcompany.org which was created in google apps. I want to use it as gmail id. I tried logging in by ...
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Why does Empathy fail so much?

I find myself seeing the "Requires Authorisation" error every time I reboot and fire up Empathy. Most times I have to completely delete the account and add it again in order to connect. Is this ...
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How to enlarge the Text Input field size in Empathy?

Is there any way to change the default text input field size in empathy windows? I mean, have two or three rows from default, instead of one...
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Accept Google Voice incoming calls with Empathy (or any other chat) on 13.04

I have tried How do I receive incoming Google Voice calls using Empathy? and How do I set up SIP voice calling in Empathy?, but nothing works on 13.04. I don't want to store my login information on ...
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empathy with webcam

When empathy will have camera support? and I have problem to change files with it too. after 11.04 the next topic of canonical have to be to improve the empathy. the program is waek yet.
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Empathy chat notification

I am using Empathy IM Client for my google hosted mail domain on 9.04, 9.10, 10.04 desktops. I could able to chat from the google mail chat to Empathy and I have set empathy notification to get ...
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Empathy chat limits the number of contacts displayed?

I'm using Empathy Chat with these accounts: GTalk & Facebook. I just noticed now that from my GTalk friends only 6 appear online (including me) and in reality online are 14 (checked on GMail). ...