Instant messaging on Ubuntu

With the Empathy application, you can chat with people online and with friends and colleagues who use Google Talk, AIM, Windows Live and many other chat programs. With a microphone or a webcam you can also have audio or video calls.

Empathy is installed by default in Ubuntu. Start Empathy Instant Messaging from the dash, the launcher or choose Chat from the Messaging menu.

You can change your instant messaging status (Available, Away, Busy etc) from the Messaging menu.

For help with using Empathy, read the Empathy manual.