The Best Places for Webcam Chat

by Daniel Westlake
Web cams are becoming more common.

Web cams are becoming more common.

As web cams become standard on computers, more people have begun using them as ways to communicate with other people, by simply looking into the camera and talking through their speakers or a headset. There a number of different programs you can download or web cam chat services which you can find online that are the best places to have a web cam chat.

Skype

The most well-known web cam chat software out there is Skype, which allows you to easily chat with anyone else who has the software and your login name. The program works in the same way as instant messaging, except with the ability to see the other person and speak to them, without the need to type. Once you have downloaded the software, create your own account with a user name and then add friends based on their user names. To chat via web cam, simply click on their name, and request to talk with them. They must accept your invitation before the web cam session can actually begin.

Chatzy

Chatzy is a free web cam chat service that allows you to invite your friends by email to a private site provided by Chatzy where you can chat via web cam. This is an ideal way to have face-to-face conferences for business or to reconnect with friends or family you haven't seen for a while. There is also no installation of any programs on your computer required and the service won't pester you with any junk emails or any pop-ups from other advertisers. Chatzy is similar to the free call-in conference services, except you get the ability to see the other person.

Chat Jungle

ChatJungle.com is a good place for online web cam chat with different people categorized by different age groups, regions of the world or interests. There are dating chat rooms, senior chat rooms, teen chat rooms and many others. These chat rooms are all closely monitored by the website administrators who monitor chat rooms and complaints from people who use them. Featuring both visual and audio elements, this chat room also allows image uploads and file sharing. This is a site where you can make new friends via web cam chats.

About the Author

Hailing from Austin, Texas, Daniel Westlake has written under pen names for a myriad of publications all over the nation, ranging from national magazines to local papers. He now lives in Los Angeles, Calif. but regularly travels around the country and abroad, exploring and experiencing everything he can.

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