How to add Skype account to pidgin?

Unfortunately, I have couple of Skype accounts. And I desperately wanted to combine them all in one messenger. That’s where the idea of Pidgin came up. But of course nothing on this world is easy for me. I had to manually add Skype plugin for pidgin in order to add my accounts.

Here are the steps:

  1. Kill all running pidgin proccesses
  2. sudo apt-get install libglib2.0-dev libjson-glib-dev libpurple-dev
  3. git clone git://
  4. cd skype4pidgin/skypeweb
  5. make
  6. sudo make install

Then start Pidgin. When you try to add new account to Pidgin you will find Skype (HTTP) there waiting for you.