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Pidgin is a free and easy to use chat-client that connects you to a wide range of instant messaging protocols such as; AIM, Google Talk, ICQ, and many others simultaneously. It also supports many key features of these chat networks, for instance, typing notifications, custom smileys, file transfers, message buddy icons and several others. 

Pidgin is an instant messaging client that lets you log in to different chat services via one application. The software runs on Windows, Linux, and other UNIX Operating Systems. 

How does Pidgin boost your PC?

One thing that makes Pidgin very powerful is the fact that it has numerous plug-ins giving users the option of altering it to their own tastes. Pidgin easily interacts with the following chat networks; AIM, ICQ, Google Talk, Jabber/XMPP, MSN, Messenger, Yahoo, Bonjour Gadu-Gadu, IRC, Novell GroupWise Messenger, QQ, Lotus Sametime, SILC, SIMPLE, MySpaceIM, and Zephyr. It is also able to support even more with plug-ins. 

With this software, you could be talking to a friend on Google Talk or even chatting with friends and sitting in a Yahoo chat room all at the exact same time. Worthy of note also is the fact that the software integrates with the system tray on Windows. 

Key Features of Pidgin Include:

  • Can skillfully organize contacts in your list;
  • Allows users to customize the fonts for conversations, individually; 
  • Supports file transfers for many protocols;
  • Supports themes, spell checking, emoticons ad notification area integration;
  • Pluggability;
  • Supports on-action automated scripts called Buddy Pounces; 
  • Offers end to end encryption; 
  • Makes heavy use of GTK+ and Gib; 
  • Logs all instant messages you send and receive to a file;
  • Compatible with Windows OS, Linux, as well as other UNIX Operating Systems.


All in all, Pidgin is capable of meeting your simple communication needs by means of the various protocols it supports. It is open source and is therefore free. Pidgin has lots of useful features that will prove beneficial to all kinds of PC users.

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  • Last Updated: 2019-06-27
  • Developer: Gaim
  • Homepage: www.pidgin.im
  • Version: 2.13.0
  • File size: 8.27 MB
  • Downloads: 1,352
  • Operating system: Windows 10, Windows 8/8.1, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP
  • Filename: pidgin-2.13.0.exe
  • MD5 Checksum: 74d17fc6214b5cace91df9c64fd3a7e5