Top Free Private Chat Room Apps

Create and Host Your Own Private Chat

Want to host your own free private chat room?

These free chat rooms provide great opportunities to chat with friends and family privately. Whether you want a free private chat room with text-based chat or free private webcam chat, these options have it all.

Most free private chat rooms providers require a screenname or account, available free by visiting their websites.

Looking for something more than free private chat room providers? Check out our Top Free Webcam Chat Sites and Best Web-Based Chat Rooms.

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Buddy Chat was once a feature of AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) that let users chat with more than one person in either a pre-existing or user-created chatrooms. The name "Buddy Chat" has been phased out and replaced with "Group Chat," which more accurately conveys the ability to chat with more than one person in a group chat space.

Group Chat is available within AIM and can be used on an iPhone, iPad or Android mobile device, through the web client, or by using the Mac or PC desktop client.  More »

Google replaced its chat app called Talk, or Gtalk, with Google Hangouts. Hangouts integrates with Google’s communication tools, such as Google+ and Gmail. Users can make and receive voice calls, hold video conferencing sessions, text chat and make free internet-based phone calls to any phone worldwide and cheap VoIP rates. It runs on personal computers, smartphones and tablet PCs. Hangouts has a number of cool hidden features to play with, too. More »

Yahoo! Messenger relaunched with a new platform in 2015 and contains many features designed to make group chat easier. For example, Yahoo! has ramped up the photo sharing capability, too, by introducing new technology that allows you to “send hundreds of pictures at a time, quickly."

Another interesting and unique feature in Yahoo! Messenger is the ability to “unsend” a message. You now have the option to recall a message easily if you sent something in error, or want to take back what you said. More »

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Requiring no accounts and just a few simple steps, Chatzy is an easy-to-use free private chat rooms site, which allows users to invite friends by email to chat using any ​web browser.  Chatzy also allows users to create free private chat rooms for linking or embedding on your personal website. More »

While Chatting.com is not a free private chat room site, per se, the exciting free chat rooms on this site offer private whisper chat to other members. Chatting.com is free, and requires no accounts or memberships. More »

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ChatVille is a free webcam community for adults from all over the world. ChatVille describes itself as a random-video-chat-meets-social networking site that creates a "nightclub-like" experience. You can create private chat rooms and invite people you choose, and what happens in ChatVille stays in ChatVille, so to speak.

ChatVille was once available through Facebook as an app, but it is now reachable directly through the ChatVille website. More »

Are you a teen looking for free private chat rooms for you and your friends? TeenChat.com allows users to register free private chat room keys; just give the key out, and your friends can join you in a web-based chat on TeenChat.com. More »

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XAT Chat users already know the benefits of creating free chat rooms on XAT, but did you know you can also participate in free private chat rooms on XAT, too?

When you can't download an IM client, web-based chat clients are a great alternative for keeping in touch with friends and family. Web-based chat services require nothing more than a screenname to your favorite IM and a web browser, and most of the popular IM services offer a form of web-based access to their service. More »