Type of site
|Online chat, voice chat, video chat|
Tinychat is an online chat website that allows users to communicate via instant messaging, voice chat, and video chat. It offers instant opportunities for people to meet and the ability for users to create their own virtual chat room on any topic or category. Tinychat is a web-based platform that works on HTML5 compatible browsers or standalone apps for Android or iOS. The chat rooms can contain a rolling maximum of 12 video and audio feeds. Tinychat, including all of its services, is owned by PeerStream.
On November 16, 2009, Tinychat launched Tinychat.tv, which offers users the ability to live stream any video or show hosted on Tinychat. The service uses Tinychat's API and provides the ability to launch a personalized page and channel for initiating multi-user shows. Tinychat has also announced that it will not charge for the cost of bandwidth. Based upon restrictions, Tinychat.tv has been closed.
In January 2011, Tinychat raised $1.5 million in funding.
In late 2017, Tinychat revamped its entire website layout. It incorporated a WebRTC version of its chat rooms to replace its older RTMP flash-based chat rooms. The site also added HD video streaming, along with Android/iOS mobile device streaming with compatible devices, via the Tinychat application.
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