Here are some of the best platforms with the same features that made chat rooms great (with added functionality for the modern era.)
Discord is the best platform to make new friends that share common interests. Although Discord started as a place for gamers, it’s evolved to include all sorts of interest groups. Users can join ‘servers’ (rooms) about finance, gaming, arts, language, anime, and much more.
Discord is designed for real-time chat, just as the legacy chat rooms were, but it comes with new moderation tools.
Server owners can deploy a moderation bot such as MEE6 to automatically delete messages with inappropriate language (so a real person doesn’t have to actively moderate). Automatic moderation ensures a safe, productive conversation for everyone.
Users can set different nicknames for each server , protecting their privacy across chat groups. Discord also leverages video so server admins can create rooms for members to watch videos, play games, or chat.
Discord servers are highly customizable. Many bots help owners schedule events, track users, incorporate games, and promote their businesses. Customization options keep the server engaging, safe, and on topic.
Discord offers 100% free chat for video and text chat options. Users can upgrade to Nitro for bonuses (bigger uploads, more emojis, etc.), but the essential chat functions are always free.
Telegram is a messaging app that seamlessly syncs across devices and allows users to share photos and videos easily. Users can add contacts from their phone and social media accounts or create and join private groups to chat with strangers.
There are groups about nearly anything. Each group can hold up to 200,000 members, making it easy to chat with others who share your interest.
The Telegram group feature functions more like a social media chatroom than a traditional chat room, with group owners able to restrict who can and can’t post or comment. Continue reading “As you may have noticed, most of these existing chat rooms are shady at best”