Free Online Video Chat Service: Reflap

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Reflap is a free online video chat service which allows you to easily setup both video and audio chat sessions. They can either be private, with just you and one other participant, or a group chat type of session where several participants can join in at the same time. Other people who you invite to join your chat session don’t have to have a Reflap account, just a link to the chat room that you’ve created, and of course, they have to have an at least a microphone.

What you see on the image below is basically the main controls of this free online video chat service. The 4 buttons that you see here are for starting a voice call, starting a group chat, these are the top two, and for social networking, searching friends and accessing webcam “snapshots” of themselves that other people have posted.

Reflap default window

Similar software: Sifonr, Tokbox, Vphonet.

All the way at the bottom you can get a link which is gonna be your call address. This address is what other people have to visit to get in touch with you. Toolbar at the top of the interface is also available, where you can access account settings, your Reflap profile, search contacts, the usual. Key features of Reflap – free online video chat service are:

  • Web based – create voice and video chat sessions inside you web browser
  • Allows you to create both video and audio group chat sessions
  • Social networking – connect with Twitter and Facebook and invite friends
  • Text chat is also available – in case you don’t have a web camera/mic
  • Add and manage contacts – save the people that you chat regularly
  • Participants don’t need to have a Reflap account to join chat

How to setup live video and voice chat sessions with Reflap – free online video chat service

Before you’ll be able to do anything, you need to create an account. Twitter and Facebook sign in is possible to make things easier on you. Once that the account is created and you’re logged in, you’re gonna see the same menu that can be seen on the first image above.

Reflap created video call

To setup a quick video chat session, you’ll need to select the telephone icon, the one in the top left corner of the screen. As soon as you do that the chat interface will open up, and you’ll be offered with a link which you have to share with other participant of the session. For video and audio web cam and mic have to be setup, but if you don’t have any of those, text chat is also supported.

Reflap creating group chat

Group chat is called a Kickback. That’s the icon right next to the quick video chat session option. It looks pretty much the same, only it’s designed to host much more participants.

Conclusion

Keeping in touch with your team members can be problematic if they’re in opposite ends of the world. Setting up online group chats is one way of how you can do that. Reflap can help you do that easily, without installing any kind of additional software, only a web browser with Flash is needed. Free to register.

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Works With: Windows
Free/Paid: Free