Paltalk

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Talk and video chat with people from around the world

Paltalk is a desktop IM client that lets you chat with different people from around the world in hundreds of chat rooms – like in old-fashioned IRC channels. View full description

PROS

  • Chat with hundreds of people
  • Lots of chatrooms
  • Supports audio and webcams

CONS

  • Too many banners
  • Difficult to get to grips with
  • Free plan is a bit too limited

Good
7

Paltalk is a desktop IM client that lets you chat with different people from around the world in hundreds of chat rooms – like in old-fashioned IRC channels.

Paltalk includes access to hundreds of chat rooms on 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, from the free Basic one with very limited features to the VIP plan for $29.95 a month.

The interface in Paltalk is very similar to that of other IM clients. 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 IM networks such as Messenger, Google Talk, AOL Messenger, Yahoo! Messenger, ICQ and the Facebook chat – as long as you install the necessary plug-ins.

An original feature in Paltalk is the creation of an online chat profile that you can share with your family and friends so that they can IM you at any time from their web browser, without having to install anything.

In general terms Paltalk feels a bit overwhelming because there are ads all over the place and 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.

Paltalk is a desktop IM client with support for audio and video chats, and with lots of chat rooms to meet people from all around the world.

Paltalk isn't just the latest, greatest messenger or the most diverse and vibrant chat room community - it's the ultimate online communications tool, period. Paltalk enhances the traditional instant messaging and chat room functionality you know and love with state-of-the-art voice and video that you'll enjoy with all your senses. That's why Paltalk is the world's most popular voice and video chat service.

Whether you want to chat with friends or meet new ones, Paltalk is your one portal to all things talkative. Paltalk is compatible with MSN, AOL, Yahoo! and ICQ messengers, and connects you to a world of buddies. With Paltalk's easily-navigable, voice and video enabled chat room community, the world wide web feels more like a network of close friends. And now cyberspace really can be a good place to meet someone with PalPersonals, the best way to add more of those "special" Paltalk buddies to your list. So download Paltalk now for free to see, hear and be there with Paltalk.

User reviews about Paltalk

  • Newbieq

    by Newbieq

    "Beware drama and insult filled environment where trolls attack newbies."

    Paltalk is a primate chat client - Although it has a terms of service agreement. Chatters are constantly harassing other... More.

    reviewed on August 23, 2016

  • ivelissenadalammoune

    by ivelissenadalammoune

    "Dissapointed"

    Fed up with lack of consistent, reliable service. Antiquated technology that frequently fails. Lack of good technical su... More.

    reviewed on July 10, 2016

  • lilycaroline

    by lilycaroline

    "its ok if they fix things "

    They need to get their servers fixed so we stop having so much trouble . More.

    reviewed on February 23, 2016

  • tonyedge

    by tonyedge

    "paltalk helpers, Good and bad, some informed, and some are delusional"

    Paltalk talk has its issues but iv not experienced any major headaches with it, however i have had the misfortune to ru... More.

    reviewed on December 2, 2015

  • johnillestrealest

    by johnillestrealest

    "paltalk are cons "

    Hello my name is john I am here today to tell you a little about paltalk and what they do. Paltalk is a Network that pro... More.

    reviewed on June 8, 2015

  • lisacooper

    by lisacooper

    "Only obnoxious and unstable volunteer staff manning their help rooms"

    Paltalk has no way to offer support unless you go to what they refer to as “help rooms” in the program. The palsupport &... More.

    reviewed on May 23, 2015