This article covers a free browser-based walkie-talkie for groups. PagerNation is a browser-based intercom that provides half-duplex communication media to anyone anywhere in the world. It works similar to a walkie-talkie device where multiple users can communicate. But unlike a walkie-talkie, the medium here is the web not the radio waves.
There is no need for an account, users can access the tool by visiting the website. One user has to create a channel for communication; just like virtual rooms in video calling services. Then other participants can join the channel and communicate with each other by recording the message. It works just like a walkie-talkie where each message is broadcasted to everyone on the channel. So, let’s check it out in detail.
Free Browser-based Walkie-Talkie for Groups: PagerNation
In the world of video calling and web conferencing, PagerNation is a different approach to communication. This tool goes with a more traditional half-duplex method (can communicate but not simultaneously) that works within the browser.
By visiting PagarNation.com in your web browser, you can use this tool. The landing page gives allows you to create a channel. All you have to do is enter a channel name. And if you are feeling lazy, you can skip that too and create a channel right away. In that case, it automatically picks a random channel name for you.
After creating the channel, you get the intercom interface with a big mic button in the center. This button is to send a message. Simply click and hold the button and then speak your message. After finishing the message simply leave the button to send it. Next to the button there a wave graph that acts as an indicator for incoming messages. You also get status updates whenever some start recording a message. This way, you can be attentive to listen.
Just above the wave graph, there are three buttons; Info, Link, and Participants. The Info button shows tips and information about PagerNation. The Link button copies the channel link to the clipboard which you can share with others to join. And, the Participants button shows the list of participants on the channel.
PagerNation offers a unique medium to communicate with others over the web. The browser-based walkie-talkie is fun to play with. Instead of opening the website again and again, you install this as a WPA app on phone and use the intercom on the go.