support for Skype?

Dave Warren davew at
Fri Aug 15 18:19:14 EDT 2014

On 2014-08-15 07:00, ody wrote:
> is pidgin supporting skype IM's? i currently have Trillian and am 
> looking for an replacement to chat with users that are on Skype and 
> Yahoo! messenger....

Skype has no publicly accessible protocol documentation, so short of 
someone reverse engineering the encrypted protocol (which is not likely 
to happen), third party support of Skype is not currently possible.

Trillian used a component of Skype called SkypeKit, which itself is no 
longer supported and is in the process of being depreciated and 
potentially removed from Skype, so at this point, your only option is to 
use an open messenger network, or the proprietary Skype client.

Dave Warren

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