Use Fonomo To Enable Video Chat In Pidgin [Ubuntu Linux]

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Fonomo is a very useful plugin which extends the popular Pidgin instant messenger to support video. Sending a video chat invitation is  a piece-of-cake with the help of this plugin.

To install this plugin, open the terminal and run the following simple command:

sudo apt-get install pidgin-dev

It will take some time to install this plugin. Once completed, go to Tools >Plugins. Here you will be able to see the Fonomo Video Chat 0.1.5 plugin listed, enable it and then restart the pidgin messenger.

Fonomo Now you can easily initiate a video chat with any one of  your contacts by clicking the available icon, as shown in the following screenshot.

Pidgin-Video-Chat

Alternatively, you can also check out an interesting online video conferencing service called Fonomo, here. Enjoy!

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  • Vadim P.

    Thank you!

    • Guest

      If you already have pidgin, and you entered the command he told you and you didn’t read what your terminal said, it asked if you where sure you wanted to use x amount of mb and install this app, if you ignored it, you didn’t install the development vision of pidgin, thus you still have your normal vision, and that’s probably why it didn’t work, do it again, but this time pay attention to your terminal, and answer y for yes.

  • milad

    Hi,
    My ubuntu in 10.04 LTS and pidgin 2.6.6
    I act according to your order
    But such a thing does not exist between plugins!!!
    Please guide me

    • Nic Lyon

      If you already have pidgin, and you entered the command he told you and you didn’t read what your terminal said, it asked if you where sure you wanted to use x amount of mb and install this app, if you ignored it, you didn’t install the development vision of pidgin, thus you still have your normal vision, and that’s probably why it didn’t work, do it again, but this time pay attention to your terminal, and answer y for yes. Sorry this was meant for milard.

  • Llort Tsef

    2015 still works? i did the procedure and did not appears in plugins as the picture shows