Tinychat - Group Video Chat
Tinychat - Group Video Chat review
Tinychat provides you with online conferencing capabilities, letting you meet new people and friends that share similar interests. It has powerful web tools such as disposable chat rooms, streaming of audio and video, secure text through iMessage or Messenger, and sharing of files across both mobile and desktop. The pro-version of the app ($9.95 a month) gives you even more private comfort, with password-protected chat rooms, naming and saving 5 chat rooms, HD video quality and an array of other features.
The design of this app is quite simple, and there’s no superfluity here. There are different categories of chat rooms available, with varieties from Comedy, Popular, Entertainment and Gaming to more eccentric and explicit ones. There are many more channels, and once you click on them, you can see more specific video chat rooms and the number of users streaming or watching.
For chatting options, you can browse, start or join ongoing chats.
In Settings, choose your nickname and a Facebook or Twitter account to connect to directly. You can play YouTube videos too. With Facebook and Twitter, invite friends to a text or video chat by sending them an invitation link directly.
This app used to work well, but nowadays, it just crashes incessantly. When streaming your video in a chat, the camera is upside down, meaning you have to flip the phone to get your angle right. Video broadcasting now totally fails on this app, which is a bummer because this is the main reason why you’d be using the app in the first place.
Tinychat rarely lets you chat comfortably with that awful Failed to Broadcast prompt. The video quality is quite good, however.
For your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, you’ll require at least iOS 9.0. For the Google Play app, you’ll need Android 4.1 or higher.