A free chat site that allows you to connect with strangers via webcam, FaceBuzz uses a chatroulette platform with video, voice, and text features. The site itself is quite basic with the chat platform located on the homepage detailing how many users are online at any given time and allowing you to connect with the chat via Facebook. However, you don’t have to connect to use the chat, in fact you can use all the services and avail of all the features without even signing up. To begin chatting you simply press the ‘start’ button and allow the site access to your webcam. You will then be randomly connected with another user and have the option to chat with them using a microphone or the in-built text box. You can choose to only connect with people displaying their webcam, to avoid users who are displaying nudity, automatically reconnect, and in a variety of different languages. You can also rate each webcam when you click the ‘buzz’ button (which connects you to a new user), letting the admin know if it contained nudity or an ad for another website.
The features on FaceBuzz are available to all users whether you decide to use the service as a guest or connect to Facebook. On FaceBuzz you can:
• Instantly connect with hundreds of other people randomly
• Chat via webcam using sound or text
• Connect to the service via Facebook
• Easily move on to the next person by clicking ‘buzz’
• Only meet users displaying webcams
• Avoid users who are displaying nudity or adverts
• Use a variety of different languages
What We Like
FaceBuzz is a great example of fun free chat that can be used by everyone. The option to display or not to display nude cams means that you can choose how you want to enjoy the service. It is extremely easy to get started and with no signup required there is nothing to lose. The connection speeds are very quick, ensuring you can chat with tons of people in a short space of time.
What We Don’t Like
There aren’t many aspects of FaceBuzz we don’t like although we would like to see a nicer design and more users online. The site seems quite basic for the service it offers and perhaps that’s why there are only between 500 and 1,000 users online at any given time. However, it is still possible to have lots of fun on this site.
Overall, FaceBuzz offers a great way to meet new people from around the world without having to sign up or pay any money. The chat platform is simple to use and loads instantly meaning you can spend more time chatting and less time messing about. The ability to rate cams and choose what kind of cams you are paired with means it is suitable for everyone.