Ultimate online chat messaging tool
Paltalk is a free instant messaging application from Paltalk, Inc. that enables you to connect to different people from around the world through the thousands of chat rooms. Just like in old-fashioned internet relay chat channels, you can join chat rooms and exchange conversation with anyone around the globe. If you don’t prefer meeting strangers online, you can also chat with your group of friends or family. On top of text-based chats, the app provides GIFs and stickers, which you can use to make your conversations more fun.
Join your preferred topic and chatroom
Paltalk includes access to more than 5,000 public chat rooms with a huge variety of topics and has also support for audio and video chat. The number of chat rooms and video conferences you can join, however, depends on the plan you subscribe to. YOu can use the free basic one with very limited features. Or you can subscribe to the VIP plan, which requires subscription per month.
The interface in Paltalk is very similar to that of other messaging apps. You have a personal area on top of the window with your avatar and nickname, and then a list of contacts. The bottom part displays the list of available chat rooms. Paltalk can also be used as a standard client for other popular instant chat messaging networks such as Messenger, WhatsApp, WeChat, Viber, Line, Telegram, etc.—as long as you install all the necessary plug-ins.
Existence of online chat profile
An original feature in Paltalk is the creation of an online chat profile that you can share with your family and friends. With this, they can message you any time they want from their web browser without having to install anything. Moreover, you can also post YouTube and SoundCloud clips in the chatrooms, which you can watch and listen to together.
However, in general terms, Paltalk feels a bit overwhelming because there are ads all over the place. Also, more often than not, you enter a room only to hear music or ranting from a user. The messages exchanged in Paltalk's chat rooms are often so jumbled up that it's hard to be able to follow a genuine conversation.
Overwhelming messaging application
If you are looking to meet strangers online, you can go ahead and try Paltalk. However, if you are thinking of subscribing to its VIP plan, there are things to consider. For one, most features offered are already available in most messaging apps. Also, joining chat room conversations can be a bit problematic as topics are always cluttered. Not to mention, there are way too many ads in the app that affects user experience.