Pidgin is a universal chat program allowing you to simultaneously communicate with friends and family from multiple chat networks, and use public chat rooms all at the same time. Transfer files, leave messages, use emojis, smileys, buddy icons and see typing notifications.
Pidgin is compatible with the following chat networks: AIM, ICQ, IRC, Google Talk, MSN Messenger, Jabber/XMPP, Yahoo!, Bonjour, Gadu-Gadu, Novell GroupWise Messenger, Lotus Sametime, SILC, SIMPLE, MXit, and Zephyr.
Pidgin supports third-Party Plugins to increase functionality and add additional features.
Extend support to other messaging protocols using third-party plugins to chat on Skype, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Omegle, Steam IM, OkCupid and more. Use messaging protocols with end-to-end encryption, like TorChat (over the anonymous Tor network), Tox and Telegram.
Encrypt conversations, passwords and stop spam bots
Add additional notification support, with Bluetooth Notifier, LED notifications, iPhone IM push, and more.