Empathy is a messaging program which supports text, voice, video chat, and file transfers over many different protocols. You can tell it about your accounts on all those...
- Free • Open Source
- Instant Messenger
- Video Calling App
What is Empathy?
Empathy is a messaging program which supports text, voice, video chat, and file transfers over many different protocols. You can tell it about your accounts on all those services and do all your chatting within one application.
Empathy uses Telepathy for protocol support and has a user interface based on Gossip. Empathy is the default chat client in current versions of GNOME, making it easier for other GNOME applications to integrate collaboration functionality using Telepathy.
Multi-protocol: Google Talk (Jabber/XMPP), MSN, IRC, Salut, AIM, Facebook, Yahoo!, Gadu Gadu, Groupwise, ICQ and QQ. (Supported protocols depend on installed Telepathy Connection Manager components.) Supports all protocols supported by Pidgin. File transfer for XMPP, and local networks. Voice and video call using SIP, XMPP and Google Talk. Some IRC support.
For detailed list of supported protocol features see here
Conversation theming (see list of supported Adium themes). Sharing and viewing location information. Private and group chat (with smileys and spell checking).
Conversation logging. Automatic away and extended away presence. Automatic reconnection using Network Manager. Python bindings for libempathy and libempathy-gtk Support for collaborative applications (“tubes”).
Empathy is currently unmaintained. Last version, 3.25, released in August 2017, can be still downloaded from the official website.
Comments and Reviews
Said about Empathy as an alternative
Both free and open source and works in Linux Support many protocols
I might can video n I want use it
- IRC Client
Empathy is great.. contacts can be grouped that's a very nice feature
Replacing Pidgin with Empathy as default IM in Gnome was hudge mistake.. for now. Hope it would be better in future.
still not better :)
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you can, if you want, remove empathy without removing all the gnome-shell or ubuntu-desktop with this command: sudo apt-get purge "empathy.*"
if you to remove the desktop integration, change "empathy." with "telepathy." it also works for gwibber and many others.
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