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I'm able to join group chats following these instructions, but all the usernames except mine are just long hex strings. Anyone know a way to display real [nick]names?

Based on this answer it seems unlikely.

If I right-click on one of those hex strings and pick Info, it shows the person's Google Profile, so it does seem like Pidgin could display real names.

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It doesn't look like anyone can, according to this: developer.pidgin.im/ticket/14664 – DragoonHP Jan 21 '13 at 12:01

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