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Chatango - add free live chat to email or web pages

Tip from Tiffany, Jan 2007, permalink _ Instant Messaging


From Tiffany:

Hi Clif,


Have you ever tried Chatango, (http://www.chatango.com/) a popular chat used by many on StumbleUpon? With several button styles to choose from, it also puts a button in Outlook or Outlook Express, allowing you to chat with email recipients, on a webpage or any other place you choose. If you're not online when someone wants to chat with you, they can leave a message and Chatango will send you an email informing you that you have a message waiting. You may then go to your message box at your convenience to retrieve the message. The only drawback would be that it's a typing chat only; no voice. Other than that, it's a neat little program!


From Clif:

Hi Tiffany.


Thanks for the cool tip. I checked out the services they offer and I eyeballed their terms of service and their privacy policy. These guys rock on all accounts. If I do add a chat box here, this would be my first choice.


Quote from the website

Chatango lets you do three cool things:

  1. You can create your own chat room, a Chatango group for your web page. This is a public chat, and all messages stay in the group history. As a group owner, you can block people from your group, and delete messages from it.
  2. You can put Chatango private chat MINI box into your page. This is a private one-on-one chat between your page visitors and you. You can put Chatango MINI box in your Xanga, Myspace, Friendster, Piczo or in your eBay stores to increase your sales.
  3. You can search Chatango for users near you, who are online and who have similar interests. When you login, you can scroll the list of people's profiles, or you can use search to make new friends and chat with them in real time.