How do I add a Twitter account in Pidgin?

zoniweb June 28, 2013

There are few extensions that used to work fine. But, since Twitter moved from 1.0 API to 1.1 API, it seems that all of them stopped working :(

Any help on this?

  1. zoniweb
    June 28, 2013 at 8:39 am

    No, prpltwtr is not working anymore. That is one of those that used to work. Seems that Twitter cut-off many users with this new API :-(

    • Justin Pot
      June 28, 2013 at 3:24 pm

      Yep, the age of combining Twitter and apps like Pidgin is passed. The web is descending into darkness as APIs die and gardens are increasingly walled. Our only hope now is a hero...

  2. Leland Whitlock
    June 28, 2013 at 8:36 am

    Pidgin only supports Twitter with plugins. One I found is prpltwtr at As Twitter has been waging war on third party clients there may be issues but from what I have read it sounds like it still works for now. There is also the plugin pidgin-twitterstatus at which could be handy in some cases though not exactly what you are looking for. Everything else I am finding dates back to 2008 or 2009. At least these two projects are still active to some degree. Good luck.