Paltalk

Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.8
out of 888 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
8.3
File Size:
1.52MB
Date Added:
April 10, 2006
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 95/98/NT/2000/XP
Total Downloads:
13,784,097
Downloads Last Week:
862
Product ranking:
#14 in Chat
Additional Requirements:
Windows 95/98/NT/2000/XP, Internet Explorer 5.0

Editors' review

An abundance of features and a large community make Paltalk enjoyable for text, audio, and video chatting. Adult content is hidden by default. Parental controls employ a password to change settings or block groups. Moderators enforce the rules and establish who gets to speak to the whole room. G rooms are all-ages. R rooms allow cussing, but not sexual language, and anything goes in A rooms. You can print and save room sessions. Right-click a person's name to view his or her profile and Webcam picture, invite him or her to a private room, or send a file.

Signing on to your AOL, ICQ, MSN, or Yahoo account automatically imports your buddy list. The abundance of ads on each window, even popping up while you're joining a room, might motivate users to pay for a subscription. Free accounts only can open three still-image Webcams, whereas paid users can open more windows of full-motion video. The installation window offers to install My Search and eFax. Uninstalling Paltalk leaves an icon on the desktop. Still, the thousands of rooms for politics, karaoke, advice, and porn mean that anybody can find a connection on Paltalk.

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All User Reviews
  • All Versions:

    3.8

    out of 888 votes

    • 5 star: 455
    • 4 star: 143
    • 3 star: 91
    • 2 star: 66
    • 1 star: 133
  • Current Version:

    4.4

    out of 103 votes

    • 5 star: 80
    • 4 star: 9
    • 3 star: 3
    • 2 star: 2
    • 1 star: 9
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  • 1 stars

    "Truly, truly awful user experience"

    May 28, 2014   |   By swim_for_it

    Version: Paltalk Messenger 11.4 build 562

    Pros

    OK, you pay $65 for an annual subscription and then the login server times out. I've been using this service since 2001 and I have to say it's gotten steadily worse. Clearly Practice does not make perfect for Paltalk.

    Cons

    Can only log in once out of 10 attempts. No meaningful Mac support. Rooms load slowly, cams don't load at all.. what exactly does my money buy me here?

    Everybody on Paltalk agrees that it sucks, but guess what. They already have your money.

    Summary

    Don't waste your money. Seriously.

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