Pidgin is an open-source IM messaging client that includes a wide range of benefits to users. It is available for Linux, Microsoft Windows, and Mac OS X operating systems in the form of Adium.
This tutorial will be helpful for beginners to install Pidgin 2.14.1 in Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, Linux Mint 19.3, Linux Mint 20, and Manjaro Linux.
Supported IM Protocols are
XMPP/Jabber, IRC, ICQ, AIM, Gadu-Gadu, SILC, Google Talk, MySpaceIM, Zephyr, Bonjour, MXit, Sametime, Groupwise, MSN, SIMPLE, Yahoo!, Yahoo! Japan, and Facebook.
What’s new in Pidgin 2.14.1?
- Fixed issue with a windows installer that always thought pidgin was installed
- Fixed an issue in the released source code that caused the Mercurial revision in the About box to be “unknown”
- Fixed an issue where the windows installer was not using Unicode while doing checksums which made it fail.
So how to Install Pidgin 2.14.1 in Ubuntu / Linx Mint / Manjaro Linux?
Step 1: Install Flatpak on your system based on your distribution
Step 2: Install Pidigin 2.14.1 using flatpak
Step 3: Run Pidgin