The modular client Pidgin is a free instant messaging, which provides a connection for multiple accounts at the same time on different networks. It supports popular protocols: Jabber / XMPP, ICQ, Messenger, Google Talk, Yahoo !, Zephyr Gadu-Gadu, IRC, Bonjour, SIMPLE, AIM, Novell GroupWiseMessenger, Lotus Sametime, QQ, MSN, SILC and MySpaceIM.


Pidgin has the main purposes, they are: chat, short text chat messaging, file transfer; Additional options: stopping, updating or cancelling of a file transfer, the control of sending several files in a separate window.


Type The Internet. Communication.
Developers Gaim
OS Windows XP, 7, Vista
Interface language English, Russian
Size 9.03 MB
Last version 2.10.7 since 14.02.2013
License FreeWare



The main features:


  • It supports functions of different networks (notification about typing of the text, icons of friends, smiles, status-message…).
  • Can support tabs in the conversation window.
  • Chat Encryption.
  • Tracking of the users.
  • Installation of plug-ins that enhance the functionality of the program.
  • In one “contact” can be  connected a lot of friends.
  • Records the events.
  • Multilingual user interface.
  • It provides connection for multiple accounts simultaneously.
  • Installing of avatars.
  • The modular structure.
  • You can keep the chat open with the closed window.


Changes in the latest version:


  • Mistakes has been fixed.
  • Improved the support for Pidgin, MSN, IRC, MXit, XMPP protocol.
  • Improved work with plug-in modules.


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