Pidgin Portable 2.12.0 (instant messaging) Released

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Submitted by John T. Haller on March 13, 2017 - 8:48am

logoPidgin Portable 2.12.0 has been released. Pidgin Portable is a versatile instant messaging client with support for AOL, Google, Jabber and other networks packaged as a portable app, so you can take your IM settings and buddy lists with you. It's packaged in Format so it can easily integrate with the Platform. And it's open source and completely free.

Update automatically or install from the portable app store in the Platform.


ScreenshotPidgin Portable is a multi-protocol instant messaging client that works with AOL Instant Messenger, ICQ, and more. You can log into multiple networks all with the same program. All your IM settings and buddy lists are self-contained, so it leaves no personal information behind on the machine you run it on. Learn more about Pidgin...

Pidgin Portable supports the two most popular encryption plugins for Pidgin. Both are packaged as portable installers that automatically work with Pidgin Portable. You can install Pidgin-Encryption 3.0 and/or Pidgin-OTR 3.2 and communicate securely with other users. Installer / Format

Pidgin Portable is packaged in a Installer so it will automatically detect an existing installation when your drive is plugged in. It supports upgrades by installing right over an existing copy, preserving all settings. And it's in Format, so it automatically works with the Platform including the Menu and Backup Utility.


Pidgin Portable is available for immediate download from the Pidgin Portable homepage. Get it today!

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Always nice to see a new release, but it might be worth updating the app description. Several protocols advertised as features have been deprecated and, as of the current release, dropped. Specifically these protocols are Facebook XMPP, MSN, MySpace, Mxit, and Yahoo.

Edit: And I see the description's been updated, thanks!