# Download & Install the latest version of Pidgin.
# Open Pidgin and go to Add / Edit Account window of Pidgin.
# From the drop-down box choose XMPP as the Protocol or gtalk.
# For the Screen name enter your Google Id (Gmail Id).
# For Server enter gmail.com
# You can leave the Resource with the default
# In the Password field enter your Google ID password.
# Enter Local alias as whatever you want to.
If you recive some error like : SSL Handshake Failed/Not Authorized then
you’re probably behind a firewall so do this: