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 to use Telegram with any IM app

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 was support ...
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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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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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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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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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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 install Yahoo Messenger on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS?

I'm from India and I'm using ubuntu 12.04 LTS on my machine since last year and half. So, my issue is "How should I install Yahoo Messenger on my machine?" Installing Yahoo Messenger on Windows ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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Offline 'email' messaging between users - LTSP

We have an Ubuntu 12.04 LTSP network set up a school with about 40 users. We currently do not have internet access at the school. I'd like for students to be able to communicate with each other using ...
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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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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 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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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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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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How to install ooVoo on ubuntu 12.04 64 bit [duplicate]

kindly help to install ooVoo in Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit.
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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 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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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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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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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 ...
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Is there a chat application that supports a proxy?

I've upgraded to Ubuntu 11.10 and it seems that it has a lack of support for internet connections with a proxy. Pidgin has stopped working, and when I go to the Proxy tab, under the settings window, ...
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Is there any way to use Ubuntu with an Android phone?

Could I plug in my Android phone into my Ubuntu PC via USB cable and have text messages and such appear in my Ubuntu notifications? Or something like that (similar to the Ubuntu for Android ...
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How can I change my display name, and avatar in Empathy?

How can I change both my display name, and avatar in Empathy Instant Messenger? I appreciate any help.
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How can I automatically set my status to Available when I log in?

This is the first thing I do after logging in: How can I make it happen automatically?
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Instant messaging clients [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Available instant messaging clients Are there any instant messaging clients with custom emoticons like on the Windows Live Messenger or do I have to use Wine for it? ...
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Available instant messaging clients

Am looking for an all-round Messenger for Ubuntu, especially one that supports Webcam, Voice Chat, Microphone, Drag/Drop support, File sending and other normal operations a messenger should have. I ...
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Is Live Video Chat with MSN/Windows possible?

Is this currently possible in either Lucid or Maverick?
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Is there a terminal command that can change Gnome 3's Chat Status?

I am working o a script that will automatically change the Gnome Shell integrated chat/messaging status to "unavailable" when the screen is locked, or the gnome-screensaver is activated. Anyone ...
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How to hide status in pidgin? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to hide status message in Pidgin? I am using QQ (an IM) in pidgin, I have not found how to hide my status: online, offline, away... Could anyone help?
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Windows Live Skin/Theme for Any IM (aMSN, Empathy, emesene, etc)

Today I was working on a place with 12 PCs and the only reason why I could not move the place from Windows to Ubuntu was that the users did not like how Amsns, Empathy or Emesene themes looked. They ...
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How to hide status message in Pidgin?

How can i hide all status message in Pidgin ? for all kinds of accounts , Jabber , MSN etc. @update: I actually mean the short line of message displayed right after the nick name of contacts , wasn't ...