Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I created a group chat with Google Talk gadget, but I can't do it in the desktop client. Maybe pidgin can do it

share|improve this question
up vote 1 down vote accepted

The "group chats" are a nonstandard feature, incompatible with XMPP multi-user chats, and can only be created using the Talk gadget in Gmail.

share|improve this answer

You can make your own chat room address by generating a uuid.

share|improve this answer
That tip works for Empathy. But what about the official client? – Jader Dias Feb 10 '11 at 13:16 here's a link on how you can do it:

When someone invites you to join a group chat, you get a message with some text that looks like and a link that launches your browser that leads you to a page that launches gtalk gadget. Note that "xxxxx" represents some random string that is most likely used to identify the group chat room.

So here's how to join a Gtalk group chat from Pidgin using the above information :

  1. Click Buddies from the menu
  2. Then click Join Chat
  3. In the account drop down, make sure you use a Gtalk account.
  4. For the Room textfield, paste private-chat-xxxxxxx
  5. For the Server te
share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.