How to install Pidgin Instant Messenger 2.14.1 on Ubuntu 20.04

This brief tutorial shows how to install the latest Pidgin instant messaging client (v2.14.1 so far) on Ubuntu 20.04 and Ubuntu 18.04.

Pidgin is a chat program that allows you to log in to your accounts on multiple chat networks simultaneously. That means you can chat with your friends on AIM, talk to your friends on Google Talk, and sit in an IRC chat room at the same time.

Although the software packages in the Ubuntu Universe repository are always outdated. The current latest release is Pidgin 2.14.1It can be installed via the Flatpak package from the flathub repository.

How to install Pidgin Instant Messenger 2.14.1 on Ubuntu 20.04

How to install Pidgin 2.14.1 on Ubuntu:

1. Set up the Flatpak framework on Ubuntu.

First open a terminal from the system application launcher. Once open, run the command to install flatpak.

sudo apt install flatpak

How to install Pidgin Instant Messenger 2.14.1 on Ubuntu 20.04

Then run the command to add the flathub repository.

flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub https://flathub.org/repo/flathub.flatpakrepo

How to install Pidgin Instant Messenger 2.14.1 on Ubuntu 20.04

2. Install the Pidgin flatpak package.

To install the package, run the command in terminal:

flatpak install flathub im.pidgin.Pidgin

How to install Pidgin Instant Messenger 2.14.1 on Ubuntu 20.04

To update the Pidgin flatpak package, run the following command.

flatpak update im.pidgin.Pidgin

Once installed, start IM from the “View Application” menu and enjoy.

Uninstall:

To uninstall the Pidgin flatpak package, run the command in terminal:

flatpak uninstall im.pidgin.Pidgin

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