A web chat is a system that allows users to communicate in real time using easily accessible web interfaces. It is a type of internet online chat distinguished by its simplicity and accessibility to users who do not wish to take the time to install and learn to use specialized chat software. This trait allows users instantaneous access and only a web browser is required to chat. Users will always get the latest version of a chat service because no software installation or updates are required.
Web Chat Software
The following are standalone chat servers:
The following are web front ends (requires e.g. IRC chat server):
- CGI:IRC (Perl, Ajax)
- Mibbit (Java, Ajax)
- PJIRC (Java)
- qwebirc (Python, Ajax)
- Scrollback.io (Node, Web-sockets)
The following are web-based live chat applications, which enable website visitors to chat with the sales or support people of the website in real time. Webmasters only need to paste a piece of code onto the web pages to get them working.
- Chat room
- List of collaborative software
- List of online chat software
- Live support software
- Online chat