Pidgin Messenger Then and Now
Pidgin Messenger is 23 years old
How Pidgin Messenger looked like and how it is now:
Pidgin formerly named Gaim is a free and open-source multi-platform instant messaging client, based on a library named libpurple that has support for many instant messaging protocols, allowing the user to simultaneously log into various services from a single application, with a single interface for both popular and obsolete protocols from AOL to Discord, thus avoiding the hassle of having to deal with a new bloated, unaudited, closed-source, and different piece of software for each device and protocol.
The number of Pidgin users was estimated to be over three million in 2007.
Pidgin is widely used for its Off-the-Record Messaging (OTR) plugin, which offers end-to-end encryption. For this reason it is included in the privacy- and anonymity-focused operating system Tails.