An easy to use and free webcam chat service, ChatForFree hosts numerous chatrooms where users can chat to each other via cam. The site is very well laid out with bright colors and easily identifiable links, making it easy to find a particular chat room or to just jump straight into the action. Upon entering the chatrooms for the first time, you will be asked to agree with the terms and conditions and select as guest username. If you desire, you can create a free account which grants extra features such as a profile and the ability to see more than two cams at once. The list of chatrooms is extensive with geographical rooms such as ‘USA Webcam Chat’ or ‘UK Webcam Chat’, particular interest rooms such as ‘Sports Webcam Chat’, and fun rooms such as ‘Truth or Dare’. Each chatroom also displays the number of users in the room to help make the decision easier.
There are tons of features available at ChatForFree for both guests and registered members. If you log on as a guest you can:
• Choose from a huge range of chatrooms
• Watch live webcams from other users
• Broadcast your own webcam to other users
• Send and receive private messages or engage in private cam to cam
• Change chatting preferences at the click of a button
• Chat straight from your web browser
If you decide to register, you will gain extra privileges such as:
• Watch more than two live webcams at a time
• Reserve a username that no-one else can use
• Maintain a friends list and an ignore list
What We Like
There’s much to like about ChatForFree including the simplicity of use, the huge range of chatrooms, and the speed of the software. We love that you are able to try out the site with lots of features without signing up and the community feel when chatting is excellent. We also like that there is no limit in the amount of time you can spend on the site.
What We Don’t Like
A minor drawback to ChatForFree is that because all of the users in the chatrooms have varying internet speeds and webcam qualities, sometimes the chat can lag or the live video of someone can freeze. However, there is a text chat option as backup if the webcam stream fails.
There was a time when live webcam chatrooms were among the most visited sites online and ChatForFree demonstrates why they were so popular. The site basically does exactly what it says – allows people to chat for free. With no registration required to get started, it is certainly worth giving it a go.