pidgin-twitter (ぴじつた)

What is pidgin-twitter?

pidgin-twitter (also known as "ぴじつた") is a pidgin plugin which provides a lot of useful features to the users who use pidgin as a front for Twitter and similar services.


pidgin-twitter supports Twitter, Wassr,, jisko, and friendfeed now.


  • display user icon (size configurable)
  • translate sender's name and @<username> to link to the user's home
  • play sounds for specific senders/recipients
  • show letter counter on the format toolbar
  • filter messages from specified users

Twitter specific

  • get/post Twitter statuses via API
  • supports OAuth authentication
  • reply/favorite/retweet/quote tweet functionalities
  • translate #<search tag> to link to the search query
  • escape pseudo commands like "w"
  • suppress oops message return

Wassr specific

  • Translate #<channel name> to link to the channel specific

  • Translate #<tag> to link to the tag

Released Files


see README in the archive for detail

Windows binaries

Ubuntu binaries

You can manage pidgin-twitter package with programs such as apt-get, aptitude, and synaptic by adding following 2 lines in e.g., /etc/apt/sources.list. For the detail of the repository, please refer @jbl_'s launchpad.

  • For Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope deb jaunty main deb-src jaunty main
  • For Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex deb intrepid main deb-src intrepid main
  • For Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron deb hardy main deb-src hardy main

Development Repository

Development version can be obtained from repositories with Mercurial

Use this command to check out the latest project source code:

hg clone


pidgin-twitter used with pidgin-2.4.3 on Mandriva Linux 2008.1



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Recent News

  • (17/May/2011) pidgin-twitter has been released
  • (31/Aug/2010) pidgin-twitter 0.9.2 has been released
  • ( 5/Apr/2010) pidgin-twitter 0.9.1 has been released
  • (19/Oct/2009) pidgin-twitter 0.9.0 has been released
  • (20/Sep/2009) pidgin-twitter has been released
  • (19/Sep/2009) pidgin-twitter has been released
  • (30/Aug/2009) pidgin-twitter 0.8.5 has been released
  • (13/Jun/2009) pidgin-twitter 0.8.4 has been released
  • ( 7/Apr/2009) pidgin-twitter 0.8.3 has been released
  • ( 1/Apr/2009) URL for the primary repository has been changed
  • (13/Dec/2008) pidgin-twitter 0.8.2 has been released
  • (10/Dec/2008) pidgin-twitter 0.8.1 has been released
  • (28/Oct/2008) pidgin-twitter 0.8.0 has been released
  • (29/Sep/2008) pidgin-twitter 0.8.0-beta1 has been released
  • ( 5/Aug/2008) pidgin-twitter 0.7.0 has been released
  • (26/Jul/2008) official web site has been launched
  • (28/Jun/2008) pidgin-twitter 0.7.0-alpha1 has been released