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

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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