Internet, Networking, & Security Around the Web 4 Free Webcam Chat Sites Make friends and chat on user-friendly, high-quality services By Brandon De Hoyos Writer Brandon de Hoyos is former freelance contributor to Lifewire and a self-described IM veteran who covers the latest in messaging trends and videography. our editorial process LinkedIn Brandon De Hoyos Updated January 13, 2020 Around the Web How to Get a VPN Tweet Share Email Webcam sites allow you to see faraway places and meet people, offering a window into someone else's life. Here's a list of five user-friendly and high-quality webcam sites that offer a chat feature. Parents: Always educate yourself and children about the dangers of online child predators. Learn how to monitor your child's activities online, block access to websites, or disable a webcam if you are concerned about your child having access to these and other similar sites. While these free webcam sites offer strict guidelines for users, be aware that content on any of these sites could include images that are not safe for work, or could potentially violate local laws or community standards. They may include adult acts or other questionable situations for those under 18. 01 of 04 Best for Chatting Without Downloads: FaceFlow What We Like Emphasis is more on text chatting than video chatting. Free, with no downloads required. What We Don't Like General chat only, without option for topic-themed rooms. Antiquated user interface. Unlike some webcam chatrooms that broadcast video the entire time, FaceFlow starts off as a text chat room. Video chat with strangers only after you add them as a friend or connect via the Find Random Partner button. The user profile at FaceFlow is more of a social media profile than a simple chat profile. Add a description of yourself and even include links to your favorite YouTube videos so other FaceFlow users can get a feel for the music or videos you like. Make a free user account at FaceFlow to have face-to-face chats or text conversations with other users. Once you have an account, send files and create group video calls. Unfortunately, there is only a public chat room option with FaceFlow; there are no chat rooms specific to topics such as sports, politics, or news. Visit FaceFlow 02 of 04 Best Video Chat for Teens: Teen-chat.org What We Like Free space designed to provide safe content for younger people. Clean, modern design. What We Don't Like Potential for strangers to pose as teens. A "currently online" avatar list reveals some troubling user images. As the name suggests, Teen-chat.org is a nice place to video chat with other teens. By default, everyone starts off together in one room. Text or broadcast your video to everyone and see anyone else who is publicly broadcasting. Privately message and video chat with any other online user, as well. You don't need an account to use Teen-chat.org. Visit Teen-Chat.org 03 of 04 Best for Specific Age Ranges: 321 Chat What We Like Free list of topic-oriented chat rooms. Some help articles to orient users new to online chat. What We Don't Like Interface looks frozen from 2003. Bare-bones chat interface only. 321 Chat is a video and text chatting website that lets you join rooms set to different groups, such as teens, seniors, singles, people in their 20s, etc. Video chat and text with the whole room or specific users, as well as send emojis and pictures. The settings at 321 Chat are very specific. Options include disabling private messages sent to you, blocking direct messages from female and/or male users, removing custom colors from text messages, requiring others to ask your permission to view your video, and more. Visit 321 Chat 04 of 04 Best for Simultaneous Chat and Video: Chatous What We Like Mobile interface. Ability to join anonymously or with a persistent user account. What We Don't Like A ghost town with not many users. Login required to use web version. Chatous is another text and video chatting website that connects you with random strangers. Engage in text-only conversations or chat with people over video. Send images to others, and use the site's handful of fun, built-in emojis. While video chatting, the screen is split into two: the left portion is for text messages and the right is for video. Do both at once with ease. Use Chatous right away under a random username, but if you make your own account, you'll be able to customize the name people see, save your friends list, and log in to your account from the Chatous mobile app (available for Android and iOS devices). Visit Chatous If you're looking for one-on-one video messaging, check out our list of apps for free video chat.