Video in Pidgin


I have installed Pidgin. I have created an account. I have added a buddy. - everything with gmail

I can chat (text) with my buddy but no video/audio

How can I use Pidgin to talk and video using gmail account settings?


AFAIK it is impossible. For talk and video You need to use an internet browser and the google plugin.

Best regards,

I’m very surprised because I have seen several Internet references on Pidgin Gtalk Video support, for example this one: Pidgin 2.6 Adds Google Talk Video and Voice Support

Wow :slight_smile: this has opened my eyes. Thanks. I see that option in my pidgin although I haven’t tested it yet. Basically I don’t recall doing anything special to enable it. My pidgin version is 2.7.10. Here’s a screenshot in polish :
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Though it’s not visible on the screen shot that’s a google talk contact.

Best regards,