A chatroom with a difference, DareChat allows users to connect in a variety of ways including many-to-many rooms, one-to-many rooms, and text chat rooms. The site layout is extremely basic with just the chat platform and no text or instructions on how to access the chat. However, luckily a log in box also appears on the chat interface which allows you to log in as a guest or to register a free account and create a chat profile. Once you have logged in, you can access a number of chatrooms or create your own. There are three chatrooms types; many-to-many where users can view each other’s webcams by clicking the cam icon, one-to-many where the chat host can broadcast their webcam to all users in the room, and text chat which allows users to chat via text. Users can also send each other stars which can be used to upgrade accounts and access more features.
When you first log on to DareChat it looks too basic to have any features, however, once you actually enter the chatrooms the number of features are hugely impressive. They include:
• Chat as a guest or register a free account
• Three chatroom setups: many-to-many, one-to-many, and text chat
• Easily view other users’ webcams and broadcast your own
• Create your own chat room
• In-chat customization, private messaging, and alteration of webcam settings available
• Send and receive chat stars to upgrade for further features
• Upgraded accounts include ability to view 6 cams at once, participate in chat when rooms reach their ‘free’ capacity, and many more features
What We Like
For a simple design, DareChat comes up trumps for us. We like that there is no obligation to create an account and that features are unlocked as you receive chat stars from other users. The software is highly functional with quick connections to other users’ webcams and the wide range of features and chatroom types makes this a highly entertaining site to use.
What We Don’t Like
The only small drawback of DareChat is that it doesn’t seem to have built up a very strong reputation yet meaning that the chatrooms are only heavily populated at certain times of the day. Most of the times we used the site there have been thousands of people online, but sometimes there is only a couple of hundred.
Overall, DareChat provides an excellent platform to chat with people via webcam or text without charging a cent. The chatrooms are easy to navigate and straightforward to use with plenty of features available to customize your chatting experience. Additional benefits such as extra features when you upgrade your account only enhances the chatting experience on DareChat even more.