Pidgin is a chat program that allows logging into multiple chat networks at the same time. Pidgin can connect to XMPP, IRC, SILC, Bonjour, Gadu-Gadu, SIMPLE, and much more.

  1. Open pidgin:
  2. If you already have an existing account, click on Accounts -> Manage Accounts.
  3. Click on Add.
  4. Fill in details:
    1. Protocol: XMPP
    2. Username: Fill in your username
    3. Domain: See the list of free XMPP servers. In this example, we use
    4. Password: Fill in your password.
    5. Check Remember password.
    6. Check Create this new account on the server.
    7. Click Save.
  5. Select the Enabled checkbox for your new account.
  6. Choose your username and password:
  7. Your account has been created!