Pidgin is a chat program which lets you log in to accounts on multiple chat networks simultaneously. This means that you can be chatting with friends on MSN, talking to a friend on Google Talk, and sitting in a Yahoo chat room all at the same time.
Pidgin runs on Windows, Linux, and other UNIX operating systems. Looking for Pidgin for OS X? TryÂ Adium!
Pidgin is compatible with the following chat networks out of the box: AIM, ICQ, Google Talk, Jabber/XMPP, MSN Messenger, Yahoo!, Bonjour, Gadu-Gadu, IRC, Novell GroupWise Messenger, QQ, Lotus Sametime, SILC, SIMPLE, MXit, MySpaceIM, and Zephyr. It can support many more with plugins.
What’s New in this version:
This version of Pidgin downloads an appropriate version of GTK+. GTK+ is now installed locally for Pidgin, and not system-wide, thus Pidgin will not interfere with other GTK+ apps on your system.
If you would like to have GTK+ included in the installer, we have anÂ offline installer that bundles everything except spell-checking dictionaries.