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The Advantages of a Chat Room

Updated March 23, 2017

Chat rooms allow people from all parts of the world to come together, discuss their ideas and interact with one another. They are being used extensively in workplaces, as well as by individuals, and have given a new dimension to online communication. Chat rooms have advantages that account for their popularity.

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Privacy is one of the most important advantages of chat rooms. You don't have to reveal your identity to others because you can use any available user name. Also, chat rooms are a place where people can judge you on thoughts and ideas rather than appearance.


Chat rooms are used by teachers, students, health experts and other communities in which members need to discuss their ideas and problems. Chat rooms also provide a platform for team members to interact and ensure smooth work flow.


Free online chat rooms are popular with people of all ages. Simply register on the chat room website, then chat. Some chat rooms don't even require sign up and instead assign a random user name upon login.


Chat rooms provide opportunities for people to socialise and meet new people. There are chat rooms that deal with specific topics, such as online dating, baseball or raising children, in which people with similar interests and hobbies can meet and share ideas.

Many chat rooms are listed according to age groups, topics, language and region so that it is easier for the members to interact with a particular group of people.


Chat rooms are an integral part of online gaming. Many online games such as Counter Strike and World of Warcraft have built-in chat rooms in which players can form teams, discuss strategy and rare items, or help newbies. Even online draughts, chess and Scrabble often have built-in chat rooms to talk with your opponent and observers of the game. A chat room within a game provides benefits to the players, including the ability to advertise trade goods or simply bond with the opponent.

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About the Author

Rhonda McDowell launched her freelance career in 2008 by ghostwriting an e-book on health and gardening. Now, she writes primarily for eHow and enjoys delving into financial topics such as bankruptcy and foreclosure.

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