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When I try setting up Google Talk in Pidgin. I get the message:

Unable to Connect

EDIT:

(I have it working in Digsby fine)

Here is my setup:

enter image description here Advanced Tab

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    I checked my configuration - it looks the same, but in the connect server box it's just blank, which appears to be the default setting for Google Talk. Perhaps try taking that out and see if it works? – nhinkle Aug 18 '11 at 18:20
  • Having the same problem. Did you ever find the answer? – Alison R. Feb 9 '12 at 20:39
  • How do you get it to work if you have a Google account but don't have a Gmail account? – Chloe Sep 22 '14 at 17:18
  • i follow your guide religously but i get Not Authorized. Help. – Syaiful Nizam Yahya Jan 29 '15 at 15:54
  • Possible duplicate of How do I set up Google Talk/Hangout in Pidgin? – Cees Timmerman Sep 3 '18 at 19:54

11 Answers 11

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Google created the new Google Hangout, that replaces also Google Talk, and seems that XMPP support has been removed.

But there's a partial solution: enable access to Gmail from "less secure apps" and Pidgin will connect to it.

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    This fixed the Not Authorized error im getting. Why nobody rated this up is beyond me. Thanks. – Syaiful Nizam Yahya Jan 29 '15 at 15:56
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    Google's strategy of calling everybody else "less secure" for no reason other than promoting their own privative software. – Mario Feb 9 '15 at 20:23
  • Note that you cannot avail yourself of this solution if your account has two-factor authentication enabled. D'oh! – g33kz0r Jun 30 '16 at 15:33
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I used:

in the Basic Tab:

Protocol: XMPP
Username: myusername (without @mydomain.com)
Domain: mydomain.com
Resource: (left this blank as default)
Password: mypassword
Checked Remember password

in the Advanced Tab:

Connection security: Require encryption
Connect port: 5222 (default)
Connect server: talk.google.com

If your account uses Two-Factor Authentication, generate an app password and use it as the password.

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    Just to surface Nathan Adams' comment - if you're using a custom Google Apps domain, make sure you fill in the Connect server; the connection dropdown won't do it. – Jarrod Dixon Mar 26 '15 at 22:57
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I had to use Pidgin version 2.10.9, with the following settings:

Protocol: XMPP
Username: <Gmail user name> (without @gmail.com)
Domain: gmail.com
Resource: <blank>
Password: <app-specific password>
Remember password: Checked

In the Advanced Tab:

Connection security: Use Old-style SSL
Connect port: 443
Connect server: talk.google.com
File transfer proxies: proxy.eu.jabber.org (the default)

I'm not sure why I needed a different port than the other answers. Because I use two-factor authentification, or am behind a corporate firewall?

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  1. Create an app-specific password for pidgin
  2. Add a pidgin account

    • Protocol: XMPP
    • Username: (your google username)
    • Domain: gmail.com
    • Password: (your app-specific password)
  3. That's it! There is no step 3!

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Pidgin comes preconfigured with an option in the drop-down menu called "Google Talk", which has all the settings already done. Type in your username/password and you should be able to connect.

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    I tried that and it didn't help. It also changed back to XMPP. – JoelFan Aug 18 '11 at 19:02
  • Are you behind a network proxy? If so, please fill in those details and try the "google talk" protocol method again. – Sudipta Chatterjee Aug 18 '11 at 19:13
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    If I remember correctly - if you select google talk in the drop down it won't allow you to use an account you have setup for your own domain because it changes to XMPP. I believe for that you have to manually configure it per yuvilo's instructions. – Natalie Adams Nov 26 '12 at 16:11
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Gtalk is not working now, so I'm using pidgin now, and it's working great

Setting I've used:

in the Basic Tab:

Protocol: XMPP
Username: yourUsername (without @mydomain.com)
Domain: mydomain.com
Resource: (left this blank as default)
Password: yourPassword
Checked Remember password

in the Advanced Tab:

Connection security: Use Old-style SSL
Connect port: 5223 (there would be 5222 change it)
Connect server: talk.google.com
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You want to include your full domain in the username field, for example john.doe@gmail.com (which is needed for Google Apps accounts). You can leave the "domain" field blank.

enter image description here

  • When I try that, I get: Invalid XMPP ID – JoelFan Aug 18 '11 at 19:01
  • Pidgin requires you to type them apart; so, typing them together won't work. – Tamara Wijsman Aug 19 '11 at 12:48
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Just leave the File transfer proxies as blank in the Advanced tab.

  • Source? That doesn't seem right – Canadian Luke Aug 10 '13 at 16:18
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I tried every method, same issue. The below settings fixed it:

Basic Tab: Protocol: XMPP Username: username (without the @gmail.com) Resource: Empty Password: Yourpassword

Advanced Tab: Connection security: Use encryption if available Connect server: talk.google.com File transfer proxies: empty (delete whats here)

Save, click enable check box.

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You need to set app-specific password for Pidgin. Just follow the instructions at this link.

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    Please quote the essential parts of the answer from the reference link(s), as the answer can become invalid if the linked page(s) change. – DavidPostill Sep 26 '15 at 11:25
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for me this helped:

Connection security: Use encryption if available.
Connect port: 5222
Connect server: talk.google.com
Also in Resource I entered "Home"

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