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.
The new Paltalk Messenger 8.3 allows you to see, hear, share files, and chat with anyone, anywhere in the world--all for free. Paltalk operates with AIM, Yahoo, and ICQ, so you can chat with all your buddies using a single program. Paltalk 8.3 boasts an improved user interface and supports a new x-Treme service level with crystal clear, TV-like video speed, and unlimited video windows. And now we're offering our users a trial of our high-quality streaming video and audio for absolutely free. Meet millions of people in existing audio and video chat rooms, or create a videoconference of your own to bring together other users with similar interests. No Webcam is required to see people. Plus, you can share photos, files, and messages instantly with any Paltalk user. If you want to chat without the video and voice features, you can always instant message and use Paltalk for real-time text chat. With new Smileys, Video Overlays, and the 'nudge' are only a few of our great new features!