Install latest Pidgin in Ubuntu

Pidgin is a chat program which lets you log into 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

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Pidgin runs on Windows, Linux, and other UNIX operating systems, and ┬áit’s 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, Lotus Sametime, SILC, SIMPLE, MXit, MySpaceIM, and Zephyr

The latest release Pidgin 2.10.9 fixes problems logging into some servers including jabber.org and chat.facebook.com.

Install Pidgin 2.10.9

Steps:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:pidgin-developers/ppa

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install pidgin

To upgrade an existing version

sudo apt-get --only-upgrade install pidgin
 
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