Download Empathy – Free Instant Messaging Software

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.



  • Auto away and extended away using gnome-screensaver
  • Auto re-connect using Network Manager
  • Private and group chat with smiley’s and spell checking
  • Theme engine for conversation windows
  • Log conversations, view / search in logs and prepend logs in new chats
  • Voice and video calls using SIP, MSN and XMPP (including support for Google Talk voice calls)
  • File transfer for XMPP
  • Geolocation of contacts (can display contacts on a map)
  • Python bindings for Telepathy
  • Collaborative work using Tubes
  • Multi-protocol: Google Talk (Jabber/XMPP), MSN, IRC, Salut, AIM, Facebook, Yahoo!, Gadu Gadu, Groupwise, ICQ and QQ (Supported protocols depend on installed Telepathy Connection Manager components.) Supports all protocols supported by Pidgin
  • File transfer for XMPP, and local networks
  • Voice and video call using SIP, XMPP and Google Talk
  • Some IRC support
  • Automatic away and extended away presence
  • Automatic reconnection using Network Manager
  • Python bindings for libempathy and libempathy-gtk
  • Support for collaborative applications (“tubes”)

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