Also known as chat - any protocol or application allowing users to send and receive messages in real time. May refer to servers (such as jabberd), clients (such as Gajim, Pidgin or Empathy) and protocols (such as XMPP).

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How can I install ICQ on Ubuntu 14.04?

A lot of people are coming back to ICQ because it was updated and now can compete with WhatsApp. I'm trying to install the newest ICQ on Ubuntu but I having trouble with that. I access the following ...
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Ubuntu Touch suggestion: porting LINE messenger app

I am a Happy BQ E5 Ubuntu Edition owner I use it as my everyday phone, and it works very well. The only problem is, as everybody knows, the lack of killer apps. I use LINE on an Android tablet, and I ...
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Problems installing Telegram on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (defunct icon in Dash)

Oh boy... I have been a Linux user for three weeks now, and I really don't know what to do anymore :-( I tried to install Telegram on my Linux Ubuntu 16.04 LTS through various ways but with no success....
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How to install Telegram

I want to work on a small app that will use Telegram from within Ubuntu but wanted to first know if there was already a work in progress for this since I noticed that, for example, pidgin has support ...
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Telegram phone number change

The instructions to change a phone number in Telegram messenger are not applicable to the Ubuntu phone. I am not able to change my number in the settings menu. Any ideas of how to change it? Thanks!...
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How do I change the default browser?

Despite Chromium being set as my preferred web browser under "System Info", when I click a link in an IM window of Pidgin, it opens in Firefox. How do I make it so that links open in Chromium? I am ...
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How Install “Telepathy Connection Manager”

When I want to configure instants messaging, for some applications like Office365 lync and Telegram, I receive this error: This IM Account cannot be created - a Telepathy Connection Manager named '...
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off the record messaging protocol

I see a message to install "off the record messaging protocol" so i went to https://otr.cypherpunks.ca/ and read a little bit about it. it sounds cool, how do I use it?
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Can Yahoo! Messenger be used with Ubuntu?

I'm new to Ubuntu and the first thing I tried to do is download and install Yahoo! Messenger. When I went to install I keep getting an error. Is it not compatible?
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telegram with secret chats

What is the best way to run telegram on linux with support for secret chats? This is what I tried already: run telegram desktop - works very well but no secret chats feature pack android telegram ...
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establish messenger and file sharing facility between ubuntu and windows 7

there were many pc and clients in my organization. i want to establish messenger cum file sharing file transfer facility in between these pc and clients. but main problem is some of them having ...
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Error: Could not find or load main class com.install4j.runtime.launcher.Launcher

I am trying to install spark client IM in Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit, but it throws the following error: Could not find or load main class com.install4j.runtime.launcher.Launcher I performed step 1 ...
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Why does Pidgin refuse to connect to Facebook Chat?

I have searched around the net for a solution to my problem. I gave myself an account user name for facebook so I could use the chat in Pidgin 2.10.3. However, no matter what I do, Pidgin refuses to ...
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Need to send broadcast Popup message to all network ubuntu systems

In my office environment i need to send a gui popup message to all of ubuntu desktop client in my network. so that i need to know there is any application is there or other tool is there give me a ...
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Pidgin purple-facebook based account opens up many chatboxes automatically

I installed the pidgin purple-facebook plugin. Whenever I create an account using this plugin, after pidgin logs into the facebook account, automatically my last 50 or so facebook chats open up in the ...
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Alternative to Prosody + Spectrum?

I'm running my own Prosody XMPP server, and I was using the Spectrum plug-in to provide gateways to the other instant-messaging services like AIM, MSN Messenger, Yahoo Messenger, etc. Spectrum has ...
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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 install QQ on Ubuntu 14.04?

I'm a new learner of Ubuntu, installing Ubuntu 14.04 on my PC, but can't install QQ. How can I install it?
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Install jitsi from PPAs?

I cannot find the PPA sources for the voice/video and instant messenger chat jitsi. How do I install it with apt? apt-get install jitsi
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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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Kik Messenger/free texting app

I'm planning on buying the upcoming Ubuntu phone, and I'm curious to know if there's any free text/chatting apps for ubuntu phones, for example kik messenger or whats app. Since I would like to be ...
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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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How to connect to the QQ Messenger network?

I´m looking for a version of QQ messenger for Ubuntu 12.04. I found a note in Wikipedia that there is a beta version of QQ for Linux, but I could't find it. Does anyone know where I can find it? Are ...
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How do I disable auto-away for online presence?

I am using Natty with with classic GNOME desktop. I use Empathy and sometimes Skype. Both these get the online state from the system itself somehow. If I don't touch my keyboard for a few minutes - ...
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Is there a whatsapp client for linux desktop? [duplicate]

Ideally, I would like something like http://web.telegram.org for WhatsApp. But I'm just looking for a way to receive and send messages from my Ubuntu Desktop. Is there some client or any other way ...
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Skype in Outlook.com in Ubuntu won't work

I wouldn't normally ask a question like this on AskUbuntu - it's more related to web browsers is what some people might say. But, if you read on, you'll see why I'm asking it on this forum: If I go ...
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How to make Yahoo Messenger work?

Just curious if anyone has had any luck or made any progress getting Yahoo Messenger to work with Ubuntu? I know empathy and Viber and a lot of other work, but there are parts of Yahoo that make it a ...
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How to connect Empathy to facebook

I am a new user of Ubuntu and I want to connect empathy internet messaging with Facebook. So when I select Facebook from the list given in Online Accounts a window opens up for me to authorize access ...
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How to integrate Psi (or Psi+) into the messaging menu?

I've just installed Psi, but it doesn't integrates into the messaging menu. Is there any way to do this? (plugin, etc...)
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Run Spark in Ubuntu 14.04

Previously I was using Spark Instant Messenger in Ubuntu 12.04, whenever i need to start spark, just i will run the shell script by double click(In file properties changed as "Allow executing file as ...
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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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Jitsi always offline on Gmail account

I installed Jitsi messenger and added Gmail account. However, it simply cannot go online. I see it tried to go online and after 1/2s it's reverted back to offline. Is Google blocking this app maybe? ...
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How to open new IM in Empathy (instead of having to clicking envelope)?

Is there a way to configure Empathy so that when a new IM arrives I can open it using a keyboard shortcut rather than having to click the envelope icon of the Indicator Applet?
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How to install OutLook Lan Messenger?

I try to install OutLook Lan Messenger (OM) but could not install properly. I tried these steps: download OM from Outlook Messenger official site for Linux / Ubuntu. try to install from the terminal ...
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How can I change the behavior of enter key in pidgin?

I want to use enter as a new line key and send messages using ctrl+enter. How can I rebind the behavior of the keys?
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How do I install the Instant Messaging application IP Messenger?

I've recently downloaded g2ipmsg (IP Messenger for Ubuntu 11.10). However - this comes not as an installable package as previous ubuntu versions. Thus I think I need to compile it. This application ...
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What is telepathy in ubuntu?What is the relation of telepathy and empathy?

I have tried to clean up unused packages/software and I tried to remove telepathy but it also affects the empathy package which I use. That makes me wonder why empathy depends on telepathy and what ...
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Looking for alternatives to Empathy for Ubuntu 12.04 and above [duplicate]

I've been looking around at different messaging software however all the documents online are going back to 2009. Is the any other new alternatives to Empathy? Thanks This is different and not a ...
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Is there a messenger that can appear offline to some contacts and online to other contacts?

I am looking for a messenger which lets me choose who I want to appear online to and who I want to appear offline to (like Windows Live Messenger in Windows). Is there any thing that could do the job ...
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What IM clients support Jabber and show notifications on the toolbar in Ubuntu 12.10?

I'm migrating from MacOS X back to Ubuntu, and trying to find an IM client I can use. I use IM quite a bit for work, so I really need to see notifications in the toolbar at the top of the screen. ...
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Empathy Yahoo IM contact request spam

I'm getting maybe 20 friend requests from Yahoo IM everytime I start empathy (or my Internet goes up). Is there any way I can deal with the contact spam that doesn't involve me individually clicking ...
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How can I install spark instant messenger client 2.6.3?

I downloaded spark_2_6_3.tar.gz from http://www.igniterealtime.org/downloads/index.jsp. After extracting the file and cding into Spark, I ran both ./starter and ./Spark but the messenger client is ...
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How to tell if SimpLite is running?

I installed SimpLite for Pidgin (IM) on Ubuntu 12.10. After installation I am wondering how to see whether SimpLite is up and running? For installation for SimpLite see Installing SIMP
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Instant Messenger for Ubuntu and Windows

Does anyone know if there is an instant messenger that can (easily) be installed and work on both Windows (7) and Ubuntu?
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How to install and use NIMBUZZ!

I am a very big fan and user of NIMBUZZ!, an IM client. Please tell me how to use it in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS?
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Is there a messenger service implementing something like Windows's “net send”? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Send messages between 2 Ubuntu PCs (Net Send Style) In the microsoft universe you can do funny things with the net send command. According to this I have two questions ...
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Are there any instant-messaging clients for server?

I have Virtualbox based Ubuntu server and I have used Google to get answers for Server based IM and got it as Jabber. But it is confusing to me. I would like someone to suggest me an instant-messaging ...
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How do I reserve bandwidth?

In windows there is a registry entry called Reserve bandwidth. With that system was reserved some bandwidth from my INTERNET connection so that when i am downloading all other connected application ...
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What are the packages that are related to the empathy IM client?

As far as I know, Empathy has 2 related packages empathy telepathy-gabble I want to know this so that I can update all these packages at one time to update empathy. Hope that gets rid of a few bugs ...