From Free Software Directory
Jump to: navigation, search


Graphical multi-protocol instant messaging client

Pidgin is a modular instant messaging client that supports many popular chat protocols.

It is actively being developed and supports many common features of other clients, inlcuding many unique features.It also supports multiple protocols, including AIM (Oscar and TOC), Yahoo!, ICQ, MSN Messenger, Jabber (xmpp), Napster, Zephyr and IRC.



Verified by

Verified on


Verified by


Verified on

12 June 2020

Leaders and contributors

Gary Kramlich Maintainer

Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
DeveloperBug Tracking
MercurialVCS Repository Webview
Debian (Ref)

Software prerequisites

Required to buildGTK+ 1.2.x


Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.3 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, no Front-Cover Texts, and no Back-Cover Texts. A copy of the license is included in the page “GNU Free Documentation License”.

The copyright and license notices on this page only apply to the text on this page. Any software or copyright-licenses or other similar notices described in this text has its own copyright notice and license, which can usually be found in the distribution or license text itself.