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Install or Integrate Skype / Skypeweb Pidgin Plugin in Ubuntu


To integrate Skype in Pidgin Ubuntu, use the plugin named skypeweb.


Download it from git page:


On most Linux distributions its compilation and installation is simple as follows:


sudo apt-get install libglib2.0-dev libjson-glib-dev libpurple-dev
git clone git://
cd skype4pidgin/skypeweb
sudo make install


Tested and working in Ubuntu 16.04 and latest pidgin version (Pidgin 2.10.12 (libpurple 2.10.12)).