Online chat may refer to any kind of communication over the Internet that offers a real-time transmission of text messages from sender to receiver. Chat messages are generally short in order to enable other participants to respond quickly. Thereby, a feeling similar to a spoken conversation is created, which distinguishes chatting from other text-based online communication forms such as Internet forums and email. Online chat may address point-to-point communications as well as multicast communications from one sender to many receivers and voice and video chat, or may be a feature of a web conferencing service.
Listing[edit | edit source]
Chats are listed by protocol and used software, if you want to list a channel do so on the Chat engine page.
Logo: Logo of the chat engine if available, 150px maximum, frameless image type.
Description: Make it short, create a dedicated page if you have more to say.
Links: Can be multiple links and mirrors, including Tor mirrors.
Years: Since when the Chat exists and is it still used.
Theme: If the website is centered around a specific theme (cars, sport, video games, etc.).
Infos: = Free/Open Source = Partially Open Source = Closed Source = Display advertising = Tor Support
Software or protocol: Software or protocol used to parse messages.
Users: Approximate number of users in millions.
Alexa Rank: Alexa Rank of the website.
V: Number of votes for the website.
C: Number of comments for the website.
Purge Cache of the page to refresh the number of votes and comments (can take a few hours to be completely visible).
|Name||Logo||Description||Links||Years||Theme||Infos||Software or protocol||Users||Alexa Rank||V||C|
|Rocket Chat||Rocket Chat is an Open Source Chat engine easily forkable with built-in federation capabilities.||https://rocket.chat/||2015-present||General||Rocket Chat||12 millions||0||0|
|Discord||Discord is a proprietary freeware instant messaging and VoIP application and digital distribution platform designed for creating communities ranging from gamers to education and businesses.||https://discord.com||2015-present||General||Discord||250 millions||0||0|
|IRC||Internet Relay Chat (IRC) is an application layer protocol that facilitates communication in the form of text.||List of IRC servers: https://netsplit.de/networks/||1988-present||General||Internet Relay Chat (IRC)||0.4 million||Not available||0||0|
|XMPP||Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP) is a communication protocol for message-oriented middleware based on XML (Extensible Markup Language). It enables the near-real-time exchange of structured yet extensible data between any two or more network entities. Originally named Jabber.||List of XMPP servers:||1999-present||General||XMPP||?||Not available||0||0|
|Licky||Licky is the chat platform for communities. Create invite-only communities with multiple channels, custom emojis, roles and a fully fledged permission system. Send unlimited messages, photos and videos to your friends with private and group messaging.||https://licky.org/||2019-present||General||Licky||?||Not Available||0||0|
|Telegram||Telegram is a cloud-based instant messaging and voice over IP service.||https://telegram.org/||2013-present||General||Telegram||400 million||0||0|
|Kik||Kik is a free messaging app to help you keep in contact with friends and family.||https://kik.com/||2010-present||General||Kik||?||Not Available||0||0|
|Matrix||Matrix is an open standard for interoperable, decentralised, real-time communication over IP.||https://matrix.org/||2014-present||General||Matrix||?||0||0|
|Mattermost||Mattermost is an open source self-hosted Slack alternative.||https://mattermost.com/||2015-present||General||Matrix||?||0||0|
|Kotchan||Chan like in the form of a chat.
Kotchan is a newage pagan satan buddhist yoga cult chan.
|Omegle||Omegle is a free online chat website that allows users to socialize with others without the need to register.||https://omegle.ca/||2009-present||General, chat vidéo||Omegle||10 millions||Not available||0||0|