Paltalk Messenger 11.3 Build 553
Generate a link for other to contact you directly in a browser
During the installation process, you should pay special attention because Paltalk Messenger offers to install the Ask Toolbar, to make Ask your default search engine and to set your homepage to Ask.com by default. However, you can simply decline the given offer and only choose to install Paltalk Messenger.
When you first enter the program, you must select a nickname, password, e-mail address and security question. Additionally, Paltalk Messenger creates a link for you via SuperIM, based on your nickname. This way, you can simply send a link to someone, and they can instantly chat with you in the web browser window.
Start chatting with a variety of options
The user interface is quite friendly. Under the friends list you can view featured chat rooms or create your own. Unfortunately, you cannot call your friends, but your picture or avatar can be added via drag and drop.
The Settings section allows you to configure general options, the output path to transferred files, SuperIM (e.g. webcam viewing and publishing, default voice mode when audio is enabled), the SuperIM URL (choose an URL based on your nickname or otherwise, and protect it with a password), audio setup, webcam setup, slider notifications, privacy options, alerts and sounds, sound tuning, parental controls, but you can also test your Internet connection and manage accounts.
Additionally, you can access other instant messaging services once you install them (AIM, MSN, Yahoo, Facebook, Google Talk), take a snapshot, record and share video messages, and more.
All in all, Paltalk Messenger is not very different from other similar products, but it generally uses less system memory, and it does not seem to crash or jam so often. It's a practical mean of getting in touch with friends, family or even business associates.
Reviewed by Elena Opris on July 5th, 2014
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Application descriptionPaltalk Messenger allows you to see, hear, chat, and share files with anyone, anywhere in the world. Meet millions of ...
Users are advised to pay attention while installing this ad-supported application:
- Displays ad banners or other types of advertising material during its runtime
- Offers to change the homepage for web browsers installed in the system
- Offers to change the default search engine for web browsers installed in the system
- Offers to download or install software or components (such as browser toolbars) that the program does not require to fully function