Using Pidgin to connect to a google hosted chat for your domain

Google apps for chat allows us to chat to other google users using our own domain like or

To do this, you have to register for google apps account using your domain name. Then login using using as your user id in gtalk. Simple!
However, pidgin throws an error message if you try to create a new google talk account with you@yourdomain as the user id. Instead use the following settings,
Protocol: Google talk or XMPP
Username: your username without
Click on ‘Advanced‘ tab and enter ‘‘ in the Connect Server box. This does the trick!

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