The advent of widespread broadband Internet access has allowed for the development of video chat over the Internet. In video webchat, users use computer webcams and microphones in order to communicate with others via both sound and video. In the past, this was limited to user-to-user chats; these days, it is possible to create a chat room in which several users can concurrently interact via video chat with each other.
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Things you need
- Windows XP or Vista
- Headset (headphones + microphone)
- Broadband Internet connection
Make sure that the software for your webcam and your headset is fully installed where applicable. (Many headsets and webcams do not require any software installation; they can be simply plugged in and used.)
Download Paltalk, a video chat program. You can download the install files at:
Install the program. After the program is installed, the program will boot.
Use the window that pops up after the program is opened in order to create a nickname and password.
Log in and follow the program's instructions to create a chat room with the settings you desire.
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