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Type of site
Online chat, voice chat, video chat
RevenueAdvertising, Freemium
LaunchedFebruary 2009

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.[1] 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.[2]


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.[3] Based upon restrictions, Tinychat.tv has been closed.

In February 2010, Tinychat launched Tinychat Next, a service similar to Chatroulette. Tinychat Next differs from Chatroulette with the addition of topic-based rooms.[4]

In January 2011, Tinychat raised $1.5 million in funding.[5]

In December 2014, Tinychat was acquired by Paltalk. Paltalk stated that Tinychat would remain a standalone application.[6]

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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  1. ^ "Tinychat Creates Disposable Multimedia Chat Rooms", Lifehacker, May 29, 2009, retrieved 2011-09-13
  2. ^ Oyedele, Akin (2017-03-04). "We spoke to the chairman of the company whose stock exploded after people confused it with Snapchat — here's what he said". Business Insider. Archived from the original on 2017-10-24. Retrieved 2020-01-13.
  3. ^ "Tinychat encroaches ustream and stickam", Softpedia, November 17, 2009, retrieved 2011-09-13
  4. ^ "TinyChat Launches Grouped Version Of Chatroulette", TechCrunch, February 16, 2010, retrieved 2010-04-05
  5. ^ "Tinychat Raises $1.5M From Kutcher, Diddy And Others, Is Just Getting Started". TechCrunch. Retrieved 2020-01-13.
  6. ^ "Paltalk Buys Tinychat As Video Messaging Apps Consolidate". TechCrunch. Retrieved 2020-01-13.

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