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How to configure your Gtalk account in Pidgin?

More and more people use Gtalk as an interesting alternative to MSN Messenger because Gtalk uses an open-source protocol: Jabber. Gtalk and Jabber clients are also better because they don't have ads. In this tutorial we will set up a Gtalk account on Pidgin, the most widely-used universal instant messager with Gnome.

Setting up your Gtalk account in Pidgin

Using Gtalk in Pidgin is pretty easy. Launch Pidgin and click "Tools > Accounts":

Gtalk in Pidgin

You will see the list of existing accounts:

Pidgin accounts

Click "Add" to add your Gtalk account to the list. A new window will appear for you to fill in your information:

Gtalk in Pidgin, Linux

There you have all you need to fill in:

  • Screen name: Your Gmail username with "@gmail.com"
  • Server: gmail.com
  • Resource: Pidgin
  • Password: Your Gmail password
  • Alias: The nickname you want to be displayed in your friends'buddy list
  • Remember password: If checked, Pidgin won't ask you for your password anymore
  • Auto-login: Each you launch Pidgin, it will connect to Gtalk automatically
  • Use TLS if available: You need to check this option
  • Port: 5222
  • Connect server: talk.google.com

When you are done, click "Register", and your Gtalk account will be added to your list of accounts:

Gtalk account in Pidgin

Don't forget to check the "Online" option if you want to get connected now, and the "Auto-login" option if you want to connect to Gtalk each time you start Pidgin. After a few seconds, your Gtalk buddies should be added to your buddy list in Pidgin :)

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Last update: 2008-09-01 05:55
Author: Charles A. Landemaine
Revision: 1.2

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Comment of Les:
Google already provides great instructions w/screenshots on how to do this.
Added at: 2006-09-27 22:50

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Doesn't work for me :( I am running gaim v1.5.0 on FreeBSD 4.11. It says, no such authentication method supported. Is there anything, you see, i am missing out on?
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This does not work for Unix. It will crash Gaim/Pidgin.
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