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I've been trying to add google hangout to pidgin but it's not working. Please show me the process. Thank you.

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enter image description here Before adding account to pidgin. Make sure google singin to less secure apps is allowed.

If it's done! Add Hangout account

Basic Tab

Protocol: xmpp  
User Name: (your gmail id, without @gmail.com)  
Domain: gmail.com  
Resource: (Keep blank)  
Password: xxxxxxxxx  
Check Remember Password.

Advanced Tab

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Connection Security: Use encryption if available  
Connect Server: talk.google.com

Others leave at it is.

Done...!

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Pidgin seems to only support Google Talk - which uses a different protocol. Hangouts employs a proprietary protocol, not compatible with XMPP.

There is a cross-platform client designed specifically for Hangouts (partial support for audio-video), as well as a Python library.

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