Can't connect to google talk/chat from Pidgin

Cristian-Petru pencov at
Sat Feb 28 02:39:37 EST 2015

Hi Nate,
what's the message you receive on the bottom of the main screen?

I think it's regarding the Gmail settings, if you enabled 2-step
Verification in your Gmail account you must enable App passwords for
any app you use [other than google's official apps] on any device
[phone, laptop, pc etc].

Go to and create your app password for
Pidgin and put that password in Account Settings in Pidgin [instead of
normal password of your account]
Attention: be sure you copy generated password before closing that window

Worked for me!
Hope i was clear enough with my example :)

On Fri, Feb 27, 2015 at 6:58 PM, Nate Jensen <herrimancoder at> wrote:
> Google just shut down the google talk windows client infrastructure and I
> hate using the gmail web client for my chats. I’ve been scrambling all
> morning to find a chat client that will connect with my google chat peeps.
> So far NOTHING has worked, and I’m not sure if it’s because google shut down
> Google Talk windows client, or whether I’m just configuring this wrong.
> (chats through gmail web client still works fine)
> I know I’m entering my gmail username and password correctly, but all config
> beyond that has contradictory (and super old) info listed out there. Is
> there a known successful set of configs for pidgin to work with Google?
> For example:
> - Protocol – XMPP?
> - Resource??
> - Connection security -  (Require encryption? Use encryption if available?
> use old-style SSL?)
> - Connect Port??
> - Connect Server –
> Please help.
> thanks,
> Nate
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Cristian-Petru Pencov
IT Specialist

Timisoara, Romania
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