A cool take on chatrooms, WebcamNow allows you to meet thousands of other people in a fun and safe environment. The service is free to use and many of the features can be taken advantage of by guests, however, you can also choose to create a free account or a paid account which is known as Speedster. The Speedster account grants users the ability to chat with a higher level of bandwidth, granting them a faster connection, as well as covering any other fees that are associated with the service. In the chatroom area you will find two options; Friends and Family, and the Open Area. The Open Area works a little bit like chatroulette and connects you with random strangers who are also broadcasting their live webcams. However, unlike chatroulette, you will also find a list of users along the side of the page and can click to watch their broadcast. It is also possible to use the site’s currency to tip other broadcasters if you like their streams and for you to be tipped by other broadcasters.
There are plenty of features to take advantage of, many of which are available to guests and free users including:
• Great new chatroom experience
• Broadcast your live stream and watch others broadcasting theirs
• Two sections to choose from; Friends and Family, and the Open Area
• Click another user’s name if you want to private chat
• Tip and receive tips using the website currency
• Speedster membership upgrades bandwidth and waives other fees
• Vote for your favorite video and get votes for your broadcast
What We Like
A kind of mash-up between chatrooms, chatroulette, and social networking, WebcamNow has a bit of everything. There are plenty of users online at all times, meaning you will never be sort of someone to chat with and the huge range of chatting options makes using the site great fun. The ability to private chat with other users is also a huge plus.
What We Don’t Like
The only downside to WebcamNow is that because the broadcasters can make tips from other users and compete with other broadcasters for votes, there tends to be a lot of sexual material on the site. If you are looking for a site that doesn’t have adult content you are perhaps better off looking elsewhere.
A fun way to meet and interact with new people, WebcamNow provides online chatting in a different way. This site is all about broadcasting yourself, getting votes, and receiving tips from other users. Of course you will be able to meet other people and even chat with them in a private chat if desired. We recommend giving it a go as a guest and signing up if you like what you find.