A chat room is an online internet service where people can type messages to each other in real time. Some chatrooms now have live video and audio chat.

Most chat rooms require you to become a member of the site before you can chat, just like Buzz50 does. When you join a chat site you choose a name that you will be known by in the chat and sometimes have the option to select or upload an image or avatar so that you can be more easily recognised in the chat.

Once in the chat room you are able to type sentences in an input box and then press enter or click a button to send you sayings to the room for all to see.

Many chat rooms also have a one to one private chat feature so that you can select one person to have a conversation or video webcam chat with.
Do try out the Buzz50 chat rooms. They are intended for seniors over 50 but we do allow over 40s to join in as well.

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