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Developer(s) Camshare Inc
Initial release September 2003 (2003)
Stable release 6.11.499 / August 6, 2015; 3 months ago (2015-08-06)
Written in C++
Operating system iOS
Mac OS X
Microsoft Windows
Available in Multilingual
Type Online chat
License Proprietary

Camfrog is a video chat and an instant messaging client that was created by Camshare in October 2003. Camfrog makes it easy to meet people world-wide to video chat with. People from all over the world can easily find partners to video chat with in Camfrog's video chat rooms. Camfrog users with broadband Internet connections can host and moderate their own video chat rooms. Camfrog Server software allows users to host a never-ending number of unique and interesting video chat rooms based on user interests. On October 19, 2010, Camfrog announced that Paltalk acquired Camfrog.


  • Camfrog for Windows and Mac ( Camfrog for Mac does not work with OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) and higher. Camfrog has not announced an updated version for the Mac OS for over a year)
  • Camfrog Server for Windows and Linux - It will be end-of-life on December 20, 2015.
  • Camfrog Distributed Server for Windows and Linux
  • Camfrog Bot for Windows and Linux
  • Camfrog Mobile for Android and iOS
  • Camfrog Tablet for Android and iOS

License Types[edit]

Free: Users who do not have a paid account will be restricted to using limited features of the site. Free users will be able to only view one video. The username will be display as black as opposed to green (Pro), purple (Extreme), or Gold (Extreme Plus).

Pro: Users who purchase the Camfrog Pro account will be displayed as a Green nickname with unlimited of videos. They will be also be able to access all the features of the site with the exception of multiple rooms simultaneously, changing their nickname, being able to view the top cams list, and sending/receiving VIP Messages.

Extreme: The extreme feature allows the user's nickname to become Purple and have access to all the additional features of Pro & Free and also be able to join up to two rooms at the same times. Users are able to change their nickname once every three months. They will also be able to view the top cams list and able to send up to FIVE VIP messages to anyone who isn't on the Privacy Mode (circumventing the protection offered by Privacy mode, which blocks instant messages from any user who is not on a user's "friends" list).

Gold: The Gold is similar to Extreme but the nickname will be turn to GOLD. The Gold user is the highest level of functionality on Camfrog, and the user will be granted access to up to 5 rooms at the same time. They will also be able to send up to twenty-five VIP messages to anyone who is on the Privacy mode.

Camfrog Client's Features[edit]

Pond Pond is a personal type of room that is created for you and that stays online until you leave it. There are two types of ponds: private and public. Private ponds can be joined only by the people that you invited, and the public ponds are accessible for all of your mutual friends. There is settings to adjust the pond preference. The maximum number of users in a pond is 3 for the free version and 8 for Pro. When the user who created the pond leaves it, the pond closes automatically.

Locate User This feature allows user to find any friend what room are they in. This is feature can be disabled in the setting.

File Sharing Pro users can send files to each other via Camfrog Client.

Snapshot Snapshot are images, videos, or audio that can be sent from one user to another from their webcam.

One on one webcam This allow user to private webcam/audio to one another person without to be in the public chat room.

Profile Camfrog allows user to create their online profile for users who are age from 16 to older. Those users who 13–15 years old will not have their online profile.

Video Chat Rooms Camfrog client includes the ability to access Camfrog hosted and user hosted video chat rooms. Users have the ability to create their own room with different themes. User rooms have different rules than Camfrog hosted rooms but must still follow the Camfrog's Terms of Service. Video Chat Rooms have various of listed such as All ages (13+), Deaf (Microphone is default disabled), Audio Only (Webcam is default disabled), and 18+ (Users who under 18 will not be see those listed and will not be able to access 18+ chat-rooms.

Parental Control Camfrog parental controls allow you to add feature restrictions to other Camfrog user accounts or block other user from using Camfrog completely. Parental control allows to modify permission such as Video viewing, Broadcast video, Audio listening, Broadcast audio, Text chat, and Instant messaging and one on one connections. It's also allow to blocked new nickname registrations.

Virtual Gift Camfrog Gift are a virtual gift that can send to any Camfrog users. It's also allow to send a private message to any user on Camfrog even their status is set privacy modem and still can see your message.

IM Catcher This feature allows to catch all unwanted messages from unknowns users that are not in your contact list and without set Privacy mode.

Operator Tool This operator tool to allow room moderator to facilitate the chat room with many different commands.

Games Initializing the one and one connections video chat and playing games such as Tic-Tac-Toe or Four-In-A-Row with friend.

YouTube Party This feature allows to sharing the YouTube in the chat-room where everyone can keep the chat-room to stay entertainment.

Stickers Express the feeling of yourself in the chat room or instant message with various of themes.

Camfrog Servers's Features[edit]

Note: This features are applied to Camfrog Server for Windows and Linux and Camfrog Distributed Server for Windows and Linux

General Settings The hoster of chat room ability to control general settings such as Auto anti-scroll/anti-spam filter, automatically kicked users without webcams, not allow to bring any Camfrog Bots, Only set teen room (13–19 years old), disable microphone usage, chat commands, set topic by only owners, disabled hyperlinks to non-members of room, adjust the timer for microphone usage, adjust the timer to block the microphone, default ban time, set default expire punish time, and control of maximum allowed number of users. The hoster of room also can adjust the typical of audio modes.

Room Access The user of own room are ability to control the chat-room password where limited to set room to private with the password that can be trusted to give friends to access the chat-room. The hoster are ability to set /addowner password where the existing owners of room can turn someone to became new owner of the chat-room. Remote access is allows set the username and password where user can log in it from the web-based control panel.

Message of the day (MOTD) MOTD is known as Room rules where set the messages for the room before enter the chat room.

Operator list The operator list is where allow grant to permission the users with various of role level. The operator list have three different types such as Friend, Operator, and Owner. The Friend is granted permission to send private message in the chat room. Operator are ability to punished or kicked user out the chat room if they are breaking the room rules. Owner level are ability to kicked, punished, banned, change user's operator level, and change the room settings via the commands.

Ban list Banlist is allow the rooms where can add user's nickname or IP Address to blocked where they cannot come to the room.

Deceased of Camfrog Software[edit]


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