Paltalk Messenger

Paltalk Messenger

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    9.1
  • Total Downloads:
    13,812,339
  • Date Added:
    May 29, 2007
  • 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

    3.6

    out of 40 votes

    • 5 star 17
    • 4 star 9
    • 3 star 3
    • 2 star 4
    • 1 star 7
  • 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

"yes zona ivek ki lahko vse gre ali ne to je nebitno"

April 24, 2009  |  By vele_

 |  Version: Paltalk Messenger 9.1

Pros

yes grem knjej in se ga za vedno zaljubim kot nekako fant od fare nemores imeti teh izkisenj z njo

Cons

yes lahko jo volim ali nemorem se zljubit ker jo ljubim

Summary

yes neme

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2 stars

"it is not all it claims to be"

September 06, 2007  |  By hempnutica

 |  Version: Paltalk Messenger 9.1

Cons

u must buy a subscription to view pals in rooms or else you are teased witha 5 second view then one must wait like another 15 seconds to see someone else, the video does work in pms and pal talk crashes a lot way to often no difference if urpaid or not

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2 stars

"okay"

August 27, 2007  |  By FloridaSwamp

 |  Version: Paltalk Messenger 9.1

Pros

It has a fairly large community and can keep you entertained on a lonely saturday night ;) I was a paying member for over two years and was satisfied. But I rarely use it anymore and have since canceled my membership.

Cons

I don't know whether it's true but I read on some security boards that there are several ways to infect a person's computer with malware just by having them view your webcam. Don't know if it's true but I have started using this way less than before.

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2 stars

"Paltalk is no longer FREE!"

August 24, 2007  |  By torrents27

 |  Version: Paltalk Messenger 9.1

Pros

It used to be one of the best for chat rooms.

Cons

Now you have to upgrade to Paltalk Plus or Xtreme to access most of the chat rooms so you have to pay for it.

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1 stars

"Crap"

August 14, 2007  |  By ncharleyhardtail

 |  Version: Paltalk Messenger 9.1

Pros

Not a thing

Cons

I used to like this software. the concept was great. then it seems to have gone noplace over the last few years. the price goes up the quality and quanity is terrible. As Musican I highly recommend you go check out a Program called the Kings Domain. Set up by people who know what there doing incredable bandwidth. Set up by people who have knowledge of what music should sound like. More bang for the buck with the Kings Domain. I made my last payment to pal talk and I am taking a load of people with me!!!!

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5 stars

"i have already used it before i know its great and voice system work excellent"

August 11, 2007  |  By mohsinrizvi

 |  Version: Paltalk Messenger 9.1

Pros

voice chat is superb here on pal talk

Cons

whenever i try to join any chat room they say.....Access to Paltalk chat rooms is limited to Plus and x-Treme Service Members

and ask nicname and password.......so despite having installed pal talk i cant seem to join any chat room....i have also been given code number but they didnt let me know what for this code number..i mean what is its use

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4 stars

"Great!"

August 10, 2007  |  By solo247

 |  Version: Paltalk Messenger 9.1

Pros

This works - superbly! So many chat softwares have come and gone, yet Paltalk remains - and even more popular than ever. It has stayed true to its original goal of connecting friends and folks from across the globe, by audio and video, in one simple software unit. Install it and try it out yourself, am sure you'll like it very much.

Cons

You only get about a minute play of members video feed unless you have a paid membership.

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3 stars

"intertaining"

July 27, 2007  |  By sayasri

 |  Version: Paltalk Messenger 9.1

Pros

its good

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4 stars

"it was excellent"

July 22, 2007  |  By sleepinbeauty23

 |  Version: Paltalk Messenger 9.1

Pros

i really dont judge software

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1 stars

"it sucks"

July 19, 2007  |  By cxm0

 |  Version: Paltalk Messenger 9.1

Pros

i don't like anything about it

Cons

not vista compatible

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 9.1
Version 9.1 enhances live video streaming for improved picture clarity and contrast, adds Screen Capture feature to show other Paltalkers what's on your screen, and allows to capture video and images via your Webcam and post it to your Paltalk profile.
General
Publisher A.V.M. Software
Publisher web site http://www.Paltalk.com/
Release Date May 29, 2007
Date Added May 29, 2007
Version 9.1
Category
Category Communications
Subcategory Chat
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows 98
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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