Kopete is the Instant Messenger installed in KDE by default. To start the programin KDE, click the Kickoff Application Launcher > Applications > Internet > Instant Messenger menu entry for Kopete. In GNOME, click Kopete can be found in Applications > Internet > Kopete. For further documentation on Kopete, refer to: http://kopete.kde.org/
9.6.1. Configuring Kopete
Starting Kopete for the first time takes you directly to the creating accounts dialog. To configure a new account:
Choose a messenging service from the list.
In the Account Information window, enter your details that you are using to connect to the services.
Make sure to fill out the details on the other tabs.
Once the account is added, click Next and choose the option to connect to the service and then click Finish.
You can add new accounts in the future by navigating to the Settings > Configure menu entry in the main Kopete window, then clicking the Accounts button.
Kopete comes with a wide range of messaging services such as:
You can add accounts for these services to Kopete using the steps above.