Paltalk Messenger

Paltalk Messenger

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.8
out of 882 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    9
  • Total Downloads:
    13,812,339
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 15, 2006
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    2.39MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    851
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #11 in Chat

Editors' Review

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Paltalk's integration of video, audio and text chatting unified into one window makes for a strong chatware program that includes a wealth of features.

Parental controls employ a password to change settings or block groups; adult content is hidden by default and all rooms are moderated. Add in the room ratings of G, R and A, and safe chatting is a cinch. Right-clicking a person's name gives a user-defined amount of personal information, with private room invite and file sending options. Sessions can be printed and saved, and buddy lists from other chat accounts can be automatically imported. Version 9 includes music feeds from Rhapsody and multiplayer games in case you get bored talking.

However, the abundance of pop-up ads, which strike even while you're in the middle of joining a room, might motivate users to pay for a subscription or look elsewhere. Free accounts only can open Webcams for a few seconds; paid users can open multiple video windows. The app crashed for us when closing, and the system slowdowns were disappointing. Uninstalling Paltalk left an icon on the desktop.

Still, the thousands of rooms for politics, karaoke, tech advice, and porn mean that anybody can find a connection on Paltalk.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.1

    out of 19 votes

    • 5 star 4
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    • 2 star 2
    • 1 star 5
  • All Versions

    3.8

    out of 882 votes

    • 5 star 451
    • 4 star 142
    • 3 star 90
    • 2 star 66
    • 1 star 133
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5 stars

"it is very good"

May 03, 2007  |  By osama12345

 |  Version: Paltalk Messenger 9

Pros

i like to chat with people

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2 stars

"Paltalk still has Spyware."

April 15, 2007  |  By onlyme300

 |  Version: Paltalk Messenger 9

Pros

The audio/text version is free and there are plenty of rooms to chose from, or start your own room.

Cons

Never click on the nag ware banner/popup ads unless you like Spyware It also installs palstart.exe to your start up folder. Paltalk use annoying ads to get you to pay for the Video no ads version, shame on you Paltalk.

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1 stars

"It sucks"

April 11, 2007  |  By Tommyboy33

 |  Version: Paltalk Messenger 9

Pros

Nothing

Cons

Spyware, spyware and more spyware

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2 stars

"Don't bother with it"

April 08, 2007  |  By airborne76

 |  Version: Paltalk Messenger 9

Pros

Sleek design, convenient interface. I did'nt experience the connectivity problems reported by others.

Cons

It's not "free" as stated in the prog summary. What you get is a free "demo". Instead of demonstrating capability, it's designed to irritate you into forking over $.. You're limited to 1 video feed, and that lasts for apprx 15seconds. When expired, you MUST view a different feed before you can see the original.-- Don't bother, it's a waste of time

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3 stars

"Paltalk Beware"

April 03, 2007  |  By zzmk

 |  Version: Paltalk Messenger 9

Pros

It works, and does what it is intened to.

Cons

Paltalk is like a public restroom; you have everything from, ex cons, druggies, boozers, and other low life people who hang out in the various rooms, but nothing new about that. Granted they're decent people who use it for good intentions.

For the most part the "Drama" of each room is the norm, and to be expected, as it seems it develops a life of its own. Way to much drama, watching women and men pass around each other as if they were like candy. Most having low self esteem in one form or another having to always mess someone over in order to make him or her feel better. I advise careful use of this program, it works, but trust no one in any room, no matter how they look, talk or act...its loaded with riff raff, as most chat rooms are, however, this is down to a science for a lot of people there. You play with fire there, you will get burned.

Summary

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Updated on Aug 15, 2011

Paltalk...works OK...it's the people you'd better worry about. Amazing how low income people, people under house arrest for whatever crime(s) they did, ex-convicts both male and female, sex addicts, druggies and alcoholics and then just those plan freaky nuts can easy get on line. Meanwhile, they somehow manage to pay for this bug ladden over priced BS is beside me. Often in chat rooms you'll hear a vast majority complain about how they live or unable to pay bills or short on cash all the time but spend 16 hours a day on there room hopping with high priced green or purple nics. Beats the heck outta of me...my advice...stay away from it. Trust no one there...the vast majority are lairs and theives.

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5 stars

"hot sexy *****"

March 29, 2007  |  By tall_sexy_cool1902000

 |  Version: Paltalk Messenger 9

Pros

i love to sing and dance

Cons

i do not like to babysit.

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5 stars

"Paltalk is a great service, imo"

March 23, 2007  |  By redwolfe_98

 |  Version: Paltalk Messenger 9

Pros

very solid chat client and network, and very good tech support.. i had a problem with paltalk, once, years ago, and paltalk-tech promptly provided the solution.. incidentally, the "problem" that i had was AOL-related, but that was years ago..

Cons

NONE.. despite the rumors, i have used paltalk, the free versions of paltalk, for several years and it has never installed any "adware" or "spyware" on my computer, nor do i get any "popups" when paltalk is running (the free version of paltalk), much less when paltalk is not running..

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4 stars

"fdsf"

March 22, 2007  |  By gowithwind

 |  Version: Paltalk Messenger 9

Pros

very like anything

Cons

no one

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4 stars

"Better than AIM?"

March 16, 2007  |  By lynnfield

 |  Version: Paltalk Messenger 9

Pros

Very easy to use, has a slick look fast to use just like AIM what can I say its the King of all Messengers.

Cons

It reminds me too much of AIM, they should change it a lil.

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3 stars

"This program cause problem to people from the middleast"

February 26, 2007  |  By Sereena7

 |  Version: Paltalk Messenger 9

Pros

you can enjoy and have fun in the music rooms

Cons

There are many anti-christians arabian co-admin who is radical muslims they can spy of arabian christian once a coptic murdered cause of that ( bad Administration )

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 9
Version 9 introduces SuperIM, improves video publishing, includes multiplayer games and downloadable music from Rhapsody.
General
Publisher A.V.M. Software
Publisher web site http://www.Paltalk.com/
Release Date December 15, 2006
Date Added December 15, 2006
Version 9
Category
Category Communications
Subcategory Chat
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows 98, Windows, Windows 2000, Windows NT
Additional Requirements Windows 98/NT/2000/XP, Internet Explorer 5.0
Download Information
File Size 2.39MB
File Name pal_install_r132089.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 13,812,339
Downloads Last Week 851
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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