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9.5.2. Using Pidgin

Select one of the enabled accounts to see the Buddy List window. These menus allow you to add additional IM contacts.
All 16 supported protocols are available at the same time within Pidgin . If you have setup several accounts in Pidgin, such as Yahoo, Google Talk, and AIM accounts, then all of your contacts for each of these accounts will be available to chat with at the same time, in the same contact list.

Not all features supported

Pidgin does not support some features of the included protocols. Pidgin is useful for chatting via text across 16 different IM protocols, but not all the features in each IM system are supported. For example, video is not supported at this time.

Fedora does not register all accounts

Many IM networks require you to create an account before you can use them. In many of these cases, you cannot create the account in Pidgin and will normally need to visit the website of the network to create an account. For example, you cannot use Pidgin to create a Yahoo Instant Messenger account. Instead, you much first visit to set up the account, then access it using Pidgin.

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