Using Twitter with Pidgin

Categories: Messaging Tips
The eco-system around Pidgin is fantastic, below is yet another cool plug-in tip for it. Pidgin-Twitter plug-in works with Linux and Windows for you to get back into posting to and receiving notes from Twitter (also works well with Identi.ca too!). Steps to get it working: download and install the plug-in the plug-in; go to Pidgin menu under Tools > Plug-ins you’ll find Pidgin-Twitter to activate and configure; place your username / password and define a couple of other options (such as show users’ avatars) Add a buddy to your GTalk account called [email protected]

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Add Facebook chat to Pidgin

Categories: Messaging
Our favorite IM client has just gotten a really cool plug-in, Facebook chat for Pidgin. So now we can connect to 16 different IM protocols with Pidgin. Pretty cool, right?! The plug-in itself comes in a pretty easy installer for Windows and Linux. Tested and works very well.

Update – Pidgin now 2.4

Categories: Messaging
After a week offline due to health reasons, we’re back! Apologies to our readers πŸ™‚ Pidgin,Β the milti-platform, multi-protocol, instant messaging client has released its version 2.4.0. There were several updates and bugfixes implemented, such as: Added support for offline messages for AIM accounts Support for Yahoo! Messenger 7.0+ file transfer method Input text area in conversation windows auto-resizes to fit more lines (up to a maximum of 4 lines) Typing notifications are now shown in the conversation area For a list of the complete changes, please check the change log.

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Instant Messengers, unite! (with Pidgin)

Categories: Messaging
Over the years I’ve created several email accounts and shared them with some friends and family to be in touch through Instant Messengers (IM). Being online for each account meant I had to open 4 different programs, each for one specific IM (AOL, MSN, Google Talk, Y!IM). That was before all before I found Trillian, a proprietary program. It has a free version, I’ll give credit to that but the application was starting to slow down my computer a lot.

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