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 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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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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Online accounts in Ubuntu 12.10 not connecting

I added my facebook and google accounts to Ubuntu online accounts recently but I keep getting the message "Connection to example@gmail.com failed No reason specified." Im not able to connect to any of ...
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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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Custom emoticons in Empathy

I'm trying to use Empathy instead of Kopete, I want to have access to my custom emoticons which I also used in Kopete. I installed them seperately and my contacts could receive them. Is that kind of ...
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Is there a way I can use Empathy to chat with a random person off the Internet?

I am new and disabled and would like to meet new friends. I am a complete newbie and I have Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Any help would be appreciated.
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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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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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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 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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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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Integrating Pidgin with Online Accounts

After upgrading from 12.04 LTS to 12.10, Pidgin does not show in the message icon anymore in the tray. I found that the upgrade enabled Empathy with a very old bunch of accounts. I would like to ...
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How to change Empathy appearance in 12.10?

Since I updated to Quantal, I cannot modify Empathy's appearance. In particular, I want Empathy to shows just the names and status icons of my contacts, without avatars and other stuff. In the ...
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Can empathy be configured to stay updated will a full conversation?

The Google Talk web app and Android app will always update themselves with all messages sent from all clients and I was wondering if Empathy can be configured to do this. For example, if I start a ...
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Empathy 3.6, telepathy haze, libpurple and skype -> Please help me to mix them well

I'm trying to connect skype to empathy, and here is what I have done so far. I got Pidgin to display my skype contacts so Skype <-> libpurple works, but Empathy 3.6 does not show my Skype ...
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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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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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empathy-accounts replaced online accounts

In ubuntu empathy-accounts replaced by "Online accounts". I have not my account in it. How to run empathy-accounts ? Where i can find clear tutorial for porting empathy-accounts to online-accounts ?
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Online accounts - what is its purpose 13.04?

Ok so I have put in my facebook etc into Online Accounts, but I don't understand what the integration is concerning my email and notifications, I see the Empathy messaging service which is cool I ...
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Force reset of login details for Facebook online account

Earlier this week I had to reset my Facebook password. Online Accounts requested me to grant access with the new login details; I mis-typed the new password several times, and got redirected to a ...
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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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On Ubuntu 12.10, Empathy as startup application caused HUD to open behind other windows

Anyone know of a fix for this behavior. Having Empathy as a startup application causes the HUD to only open behind other windows. It doesn't matter if the windows were opened at startup, or later, ...
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sending sms using empathy

I've got gnome-phone-manager installed on ubuntu 12.04, and noticed it adds an SMS account type to Empathy. The only setting required to set up is 'bdaddr' which I think is a blue tooth address. i ...
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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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Need STUN config for Jabber

I'm using Empathy with a Jabber Account. In order to make Voice Calls via Jabber I would need to configure a STUN (and maybe TURN) Server. Unfortunately I can not find any settings to configure a STUN ...
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Empathy / Google Talk going offline

I am experiencing a problem with Empathy/Google Talk disconnecting and ultimately going offline. I have two systems, one desktop and one laptop where Empathy/Google Talk seemingly conflict with each ...
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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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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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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 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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How to start empathy and steam on different workspace / viewport

The applications empathy and steam should start on different workspaces / viewports. In the tool ccsm there is the configuration option Window Management --> Place Windows --> Fixed Window Placement ...
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Can I disable “Online Accounts” and still use Empathy?

I want to have control over what happens with my online presence so I absolutely do not want any software to be able to log in to any of my online accounts and post/change/delete things. Ever. Nor do ...
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Empathy doesn't show properly on indicator menu (12.10)

Whenever I get a message on Facebook or gtalk, a bubble pops in the upper right corner, and I hear a sound. But, the message icon doesn't turn blue, and no "new messages" or such is displayed. ...
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How to flush the Empathy stored passwords?

I recently changed my Google Talk password, which causes Empathy to prompt for the new one. When I enter it, everything works fine. However, after a reboot (or desktop environment reset) it will ...
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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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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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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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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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Gmail not connecting: Empathy 3.12.9 on Ubuntu 15.05

I promise I've looked all around this beautiful world wide web of ours and haven't find anything. It just keep asking for my password, saying the authentication failed for my gmail account. I've ...
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Empathy: ?OTRv23?I would like to start a private (OTR encrypted) conversation

I use Empathy 3.8.6 on ubuntu gnome. A contact (via Jabber) keeps (apparently automatically) sending otr authentification messages, which result in me being frequently annoyed by these messages: ...
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Empathy uses a LOT of memory

I'm attempting to use Empathy with the SIPE plugin to connect to our corporate Lync (Office Communicator) system. And it works. The problem is with the GNOME contacts list integration. Empathy ...
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Empathy Instant Messaging wont log in

I'm trying to set up login using Empathy Instant Messaging. I want to login so that I can use my Facebook chat there. I have set up Facebook account but it still shows You need to set up an account to ...
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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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Give aliases to rooms in Empathy?

I join a XMPP server from Empathy (via Jabber), and I can manually join groups via names like group-1 and group-2046. The groups on this platform have actual names though (so group-2048 could be ...
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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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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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Empathy on 12.10 was connecting to Windows Live until recently

I was connecting my Windows Live account just fine to Empathy until today. I've been away for a few days so the problem may have started a few days back. It's coming up wanting me to Grant Access. ...