How to add a hangout group chat to pidgin?

Ethan Blanton elb at
Tue May 27 08:46:42 EDT 2014

Mariano González spake unto us the following wisdom:
> I've been able to add my gtalk account normally but cannot add my hangout
> group chats. Any ideas?

Our understanding is that hangout group chats use a nonstandard,
possibly entirely non-XMPP protocol.  I am not sure if there is any
work on decoding it at this time.


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