Google Chat and aliases

Michael McConville mmcco at
Sun Jan 3 12:20:04 EST 2016

Ben Frey wrote:
> Is it possible to permanently assign an alias to Google Talk contacts?
> I can try, but the contact gets renamed within a few seconds. Windows
> 10, Pidgin 2.10.12.

I know little about Google Talk support, but things like this frequently
break without reason. Google does a lot of non-standard stuff and
sometimes changes the server-side behavior without warning or
documentation, so short of reverse-engineering things, we are restricted
to a minimal subset of XMPP features.

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