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Jun 24,2016 03:00 PM
 
Our biggest event of the year: BOGO Subscriptions! Buy one subscription, get the second one absolutely FREE. A great summer gift for friends, family, or even yourself! 

Details below:

  • Offer applies to Plus, Extreme, and VIP subscriptions; Prime is not included in this promotion
  • Offer applies to annual subscriptions only
  • Free subscriptions are of equal value to purchased subscriptions (i.e. buy an annual Extreme, get a free annual Extreme)
  • Offer not available in all regions

The presence of this page after a sale has expired does not constitute an extension of the sale.  This post will be updated after the promotion ends.

 

Jun 22,2016 04:45 PM
 
Chat is our business, which means that words are our passion– and we have a word for everything. To acquaint you with Paltalk's most popular features, we've created a glossary of some of our favorite words below.

 

Basics —
  • Nickname - (also nick, nic, nik) your public username and identity on Paltalk; this is the name people see when you participate in a room or send an IM; you can customize the look of your nickname with subscription levels (changes the color) or flair and crowns (see Commerce)
  • IM - instant message, a private chat between two users; Super IM is an instant message using audio and video
  • Room - a place people go to chat live with many others at the same time, using cams and sharing the mic; rooms usually have a specific topic or focus to unite like-minded people; every room has an associated Group to help you connect even when the room is closed
  • Rating - all Paltalk rooms have a rating chosen by the room creator; rooms can be G for general audiences, R for restricted audiences, and A for adult audiences (you must enable +18 viewing); room ratings appear at the top of the chat stream any time you join a room; violating a rating can get you banned from a room

     

Rooms —
  • Cam - a live video stream from users' computer/external cameras; cams are limited to previews for Basic users, but upgrading to paid subscriptions affords access to multiple cams without time limits
  • Mic - the sound source in a particular Paltalk room; in some rooms, users queue for a turn on mic, while in others, users are free to engage the mic whenever they want
  • Raise hand - use the "Raise your hand" button to join the queue for the mic; it's the polite way to chat!
  • Admin - a user granted moderation priviledges by a room owner; admins can remove disrespectful or inappropriate members from a room and direct the topic and queue; Super Admins have more power, including banning and room edits; room Owners select admins
  • Whisper - a direct message to another user within the text of the public group chat; type "/nickname" in the text entry area or right click a nickname to whisper to another room member

                

Commerce —
  • Credits - Credits are Paltalk's currency; earn or buy Paltalk Credits in order to purchase Virtual Gifts in the Paltalk Store
  • Virtual Gifts - a great option for interacting with other Paltalkers; send Gifts to break the ice, say thank you, or welcome a new pal; most Virtual Gifts are single-use, but Flair and Stickers have longer lives; learn more about Virtual Gifts here
  • Flair - a type of Virtual Gift that displays next to a nickname in the room member and pals lists; Flair lasts for seven days and is an opportunity to showcase some personality; you can send Flair to a pal or yourself
  • Sticker - a type of Virtual Gift that can be used again and again, like an emoji; Stickers come in packs and display next to chat text entry areas to easily use in messaging; send Sticker Packs to yourself to add them to your chat resources
  • Points - earn points by sending and receiving Virtual Gifts; points help you achieve Crown Levels
  • Crowns - a Crown is a level signifier and status symbol based on Points earned from sending and receiving Virtual Gifts

 

Chat Abbreviations — 

Chat rooms are full of slang words that, while not official Paltalk lingo, are still good to know. Here are some of the most common:

  • bbl - be back later
  • gtsy - good to see you
  • ntsy - nice to see you
  • tc - take care 
  • wb - welcome back
  • wc - welcome
  • wtg - way to go

 

To learn more about our features, visit the Paltalk Support Center and keep an eye out for more from the "Paltalk for Beginners" series.

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Coming Soon: 5 Favorite Features →

 
Jun 21,2016 04:00 PM
We're excited to announce the return of VIP for a Day!  For a limited time, send any gift worth 500 credits or more to receive a twenty-four hour VIP subscription!

Details:

  • Any single gift that is worth 500 credits or more qualifies, including Flair and Stickers. (Sending five 100 Credits gifts does not count.)
  • VIP for a Day lasts 24 Hours from the time you send the qualifying gift.
  • You can only receive the VIP award once while you have it. After the 24 hour VIP expires, you can send another 500 credit gift to achieve VIP for a Day again. 
  • Only Free, Plus, and Extreme members are eligible for the VIP for a Day reward

The presence of this page after a sale has expired does not constitute an extension of the sale.  This post will be updated once the promotion has ended.

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