This question asks how to connect to Google Hangouts with Jabber specifically, but I want to un-XY it.

Google has dropped support for XMPP and switched to a proprietary protocol. Is there an existing package or combination of packages that allows Emacs to communicate through this protocol?

  • That API is for video calls, I'm not completely convinced yet that their chat has dropped support for jabber. – Malabarba Jul 5 '15 at 21:30
  • I just tested, and jabber works fine for me. See if that answer I provided works for you. If so I'll close this as a duplicate. – Malabarba Jul 5 '15 at 22:03
  • Well... XMPP is still available, but not 100% compatible with Hangouts. In addition to Video, group chats with XMPP work differently than group chats with hangouts, and if you have a group hangout you won't be able to use it via an XMPP client. Also when you're chatting using an XMPP client, conversation logs are stored differently. So you can use XMPP still if you only ever chat 1:1 or everyone you group chat with is using XMPP clients or has "revert to old chat" set in GMail. More details are here: bitbucket.org/EionRobb/purple-hangouts – bobpaul Mar 13 '17 at 23:50
  • There some client github.com/tdryer/hangups – Netsu Oct 26 '17 at 18:11

You can try Hangups.el which use hangups_cli python client.

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