Free Web Chat Service To Create Channels, Send DMs

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Rocket.Chat is a free web chat service that comes with a straightforward interface. It provides a sidebar using which you can access general room to start chatting with any person and create your own channels to chat with desired people. Apart from this, you can also send direct messages to any person for one to one communication.

This web chat service is good to use for team members, web developers, friends, or other users who want a quick chat with no hassle. Screenshot below shows the interface of this free web chat service where you can join public channel or create own channels for chat.

Rocket.Chat web chat service

Key Features:

  • When you have to chat privately with people related to a particular project, you can use PRIVATE GROUPS option using the sidebar.
  • You or any other person can leave a group or channel, whenever needed.
  • List of all members is visible on right side using which you can send a direct message to any person.

How to Use This Free Web Chat Service?

Rocket.Chat is designed for simplicity. To use this web chat service, all you have to do is open its homepage and create a free account. You can also use Facebook or Google account to sign in to this service.

After creating your account, dashboard of your account will open. Now you can join a public channel or create your own channel. Use the sidebar and ‘+‘ icon available for CHANNELS to create your personal channel.

create your personal channel

After this, you can add users to that channel for conversation. However, you can add only those users that have already created an account on Rocket.Chat. I wish there would be an option available to send email invitation, but there is no such feature. So, you need to ask your friends to join Rocket.Chat. When they will create an account, you can search them by entering their name and add to your Channel.

add members to start chat

A user is automatically added to your Channel without any confirmation. Now you can discuss with each other about any topic or project.

To send a direct message to a person, click on the username of that person and then use CONVERSATION button. It will open DIRECT MESSAGES window using which you can send messages.
send direct messages

Conclusion:

Rocket.Chat is handy when you have to start a text conversation with desired people quickly. It won’t be used for audio or video chatting. If you want feature rich chat clients, you should better use some other video chat software or web based messengers. But, Rocket.Chat is good to use for simple and fast text chat.

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