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sudo apt install pidgin pidgin-otr


General configuration

  • Tools > Preferences > Show system tray > Always
  • Tools > Plugins > [x] OTR

Account configuration

Google Chat

Use this plugin, which you have to build yourself (which is easy):

sudo apt-get install -y libpurple-dev libjson-glib-dev libglib2.0-dev libprotobuf-c-dev protobuf-c-compiler git make;
cd ~/apps
git clone && cd purple-hangouts;
make && sudo make install

Open pidgin and add an account. You will now have Hangouts as an available login protocol.