Pidgin is a chat program which lets you log in to accounts on multiple chat networks simultaneously. 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, MySpaceIM, and Zephyr.
Main Pidgin features are chat, instant messaging and file transfers. Pidgin supports some file transfer features, such as ability to pause, resume, and cancel transfers and observe multiple transfers in a separate window.
- Numerous plugins also extend Pidgin's functionality above and beyond the standard features.
- Recording events protocol.
- Tabs in chatting widow support.
- Log in several accounts at once.
- Pidgin allows keeping comments to users from buddy list.
- Module structure.
- Extra feature of encrypted chatting.
- Pidgin also supports status messages, buddy icons, custom smilies, and typing notifications.
- Pidgin supports multilanguage interface.
- Avatar setting.
- Following users actions.
- Possibility to keep chat opened while closed window.