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Original author(s) Xavier Claessens
Stable release 2.28.2  (2009-12-14; 34 days ago) [+/−]
Preview release 2.29.4  (2009-12-21; 27 days ago) [+/−]
Written in C
Operating system Cross-platform (Linux, Unix, BSD)
Available in Multilingual
Type Instant messaging client
License GPL

Empathy is an instant messaging client which supports text, voice, video, file transfers, and inter-application communication over various IM protocols.

Empathy also provides a collection of re-usable Graphical User Interface widgets for developing instant messaging clients for the GNOME desktop. It is written as extension to the Telepathy framework, for connecting to different instant messaging networks with a unified user interface.

Empathy has been included in the GNOME desktop since version 2.24[1][2]. Beginning with Ubuntu 9.10 and Fedora 12, it has replaced Pidgin as the default messenger in Ubuntu and Fedora. Unlike Pidgin and clients using off-the-record messaging (OTR), Empathy lacks any facility for enabling privacy and security through deniable encryption. However, work to add encryption capabilities to certain protocols natively began in 2009.[3]


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