Are there any instant messengers for Ubuntu that support video and audio chat?


Empathy and Pidgin support video and audio chats over Google Talk/Jabber/XMPP protocol. You could also give the recently launched Google Video and Voice Chat an try.

Skype also supports video and voice chat on Linux.

Or you could use Ekiga (VoIP client) for video and voice.

Gyachi has this on their web page:

This Yahoo! client for Linux operating system supports almost all of the features you would expect to find on the official Windows Yahoo! client: Voice chat, webcams, faders, 'nicknames', audibles, avatars, display images, and more. Yet, it remains very light-weight and memory-friendly.memory-friendly.

Meebo is a web service that supports voice and video chats on Linux.

  • i want somthing for windows live......MSN – yousef Sep 24 '10 at 9:40
  • It seems Microsoft changed A/V chat protocols earlier this year and as a result aMSN and Empathy don't support A/V chats with MSN anymore. – Li Lo Sep 24 '10 at 11:03
  • I gave it a +1 because it really support google talk and facebook. – Luis Alvarado Dec 30 '10 at 23:56

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