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Empathy is an instant messaging program designed to handle text, voice and video messaging in GNOME. It supports multiple protocols including Google Talk (Jabber/XMPP), MSN, IRC, Salut, AIM, Facebook, Yahoo!, Gadu Gadu, Groupwise, ICQ and QQ.


Text, voice and video messaging program

Developer: Guillaume Desmottes, Xavier Claessens
License: GPL

Empathy is the default instant messaging client on openSUSE 11.3 replacing Pidgin from versions until 11.2.


  • Multi-protocol support
  • File transfers, voice and video calling support
  • Automatic away and extended away presence
  • Themed conversation
  • Private and Group chat
  • Spell checking and smileys
  • Conversation logging support

See also