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Paltalk's Video Chat Widget - FAQs

Welcome to the most Frequently Asked Questions about Paltalk's Video Chat Widget. We created this guide to help answer some of the most commonly asked questions on Paltalk about the video chat widget. We also hope to help those of you that are fairly new to embedding code and may have difficulty placing the Video Chat Widget on the side of your blog.

Questions

  1. 1. What's a widget?
  2. 2. What is Paltalk's Video Chat Widget?
  3. 3. Why did Paltalk develop a Video Chat Widget?
  4. 4. How do I open up my room again?
  5. 5. The video chat widget shows me that my room is closed, why is that?
  6. 6. What is the embed code used for?
  7. 7. How can I embed Paltalk's Video Chat Widget on the sidebar of my blog?
  8. 8. What social networking sites can I share the video chat widget on?
  9. 9. I am a chat room owner, how can Paltalk's Video Chat Widget help me?
  10. 10. I am a fan of a room, can I use the video chat widget too?
  11. 11. Can I make any money by introducing people to Paltalk using this widget?
  12. 12. I am having problems with the video chat widget
  13. 13. Can I text chat within the video chat widget?
  14. 14. How many different sizes are there?
  15. 15. What colors are available to me?
  16. 16. What is in store for the future of this widget?
  17. 17. I have a suggestion for the widget, where can I submit it?
  18. 18. Can I send/receive private messages from Paltalk's Video Chat Widget?
  19. 19. Can I publish my camera to the room from the widget?
  20. 20. Can you create a custom size or color for the video chat widget?
  21. 21. I have other questions about my room.

Answers

  1. 1. What's a widget? top

    A widget is a small footprint version of an application that can be placed virtually anywhere that accepts HTML code.

  2. 2. What is Paltalk's Video Chat Widget? top

    The Paltalk Video Chat Widget has the ability to display up to four live videos and text from within a Paltalk Video Chat Room. Users can join the conversation and text with you and other users within the room!

  3. 3. Why did Paltalk develop a Video Chat Widget? top

    We wanted to offer room owners and fans of rooms the ability to share their love for Paltalk with anyone, and allow their friends to quickly and easily see how Paltalk is connecting people today.

    For website owners specifically, the video chat widget allows website owners to engage their audience with live streaming audio/video and text chat! Website visitors now have the opportunity to ask questions about your site and connect with new friends.

  4. 4. How do I open up my room again? top

    From Paltalk Express:

    • - Simply log into Paltalk Express (express.paltalk.com).
    • - Select "My Room" from the favorites menu on the main window
    • - Press the "Join My Room" button
    • - You will be taken to your own chat room as 'admin' of the room.  If your chat room is not currently open it will open automatically

    Note:  You may also edit your room settings from this window by pressing the "Edit My Room' button

    When you join a chat room as an 'admin', you have a variety of controls available. This includes the ability to 'bounce' or 'ban' people from the room, control the speaking order using the 'red dot', etc... click here to learn more about 'chat room controls'

    From Paltalk, our downloadable client:

    • - Simply log into Paltalk.
    • - Select "My Room" from the favorites menu on the main window
    • - Press the "Join My Room" button
    • - You will be taken to your own chat room as 'admin' of the room.  If your chat room is not currently open it will open automatically

    Note:  You may also edit your room settings from this window by pressing the "Edit My Room' button

    When you join a chat room as an 'admin', you have a variety of controls available. This includes the ability to 'bounce' or 'ban' people from the room, control the speaking order using the 'red dot', etc...

    click here to learn more about 'chat room controls'

  5. 5. The video chat widget shows me that my room is closed, why is that? top

    As the room owner, you need to log into Paltalk and open your room. Once opened, all the widgets that are embedded anywhere on the web will instantly turn on.

  6. 6. What is the embed code used for? top

    Embed code is HTML that can be used on blogs, forums, or your own website. The code that you receive from Paltalk requires no modification and can be copied and pasted anywhere that accepts HTML code.

  7. 7. How can I embed Paltalk's Video Chat Widget on the sidebar of my blog? top

    Blogspot:

    • - Log into your account from Blogger.com
    • - Under "Manage Blogs" click "Layout"
    • - Click "Add a Gadget"
    • - Select "HTML/JavaScript"
    • - Give your section a name in the Title section (we recommend Paltalk's Video Chat Widget). Paste in your Embed code in the Content section and click save.

    Wordpress:

    • - Wordpress.com users – As of today, Paltalk's Video Chat Widget's embed code cannot be directly inserted into a blog post or on the sidebar
    • - Wordpress.org users – Self hosted – Wordpress.org users typically host their own web server or use a site like 1and1.com to host your site for you. Still not sure which you are?
    • 1. Log into the administrator section of your Wordpress account.
    • 2. In the left-hand sidebar, click Appearance and then Widgets.
    • 3. Under available widgets, drag the "Text" widget over to the sidebar.
    • 4. Next, name the section and then paste in the embed code.

    Other:

    • - Log into the administration portion of your blog.
    • - Locate the "widgets" or "add-on" section
    • - Paste the embed code given from within the video chat widget.
  8. 8. Which social networking sites can I share the video chat widget on? top

    Facebook – Adds widget to your Facebook profile page
    Twitter – Tweets a link to the widget to your friends
    Digg – Diggs the widget to the Digg community
    Wordpress – Adds as new blog post in Wordpress.com account. This code can be used to placed in your sidebar.
    Blogger – Adds as new blog post to your account in Blogger
    Stumbleupon – Adds widget as a recommended site for friends to visit.
    Delicious – Adds widget as a bookmark to your Delicious account.

  9. 9. I am a chat room owner, how can Paltalk's Video Chat Widget help me? top

    By embedding the video chat widget on your favorite sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Digg Wordpress, Blogger or your own webpage, you are now allowing everyone that visits your page a chance to ask questions, learn more about your site, communicate directly with you, meet your friends or other visitors to your site. More people, more fun!

  10. 10. I am a fan of a room, can I use the video chat widget too? top

    Yes! Paltalk's Video Chat Widget was designed for you to tell all of your friends about your favorite rooms on Paltalk. Feel free to distribute on any social networking site, forum, blog or website.

  11. 11. Can I make any money by introducing people to Paltalk using this widget? top

    Read more about our Revenue Share program in My Paltalk to reap the benefits of promoting Paltalk to your friends or website visitors. The more people you introduce to Paltalk using your widget, the greater opportunity you have to generate revenue for yourself!

  12. 12. I am having problems with the video chat widget. top

    We're so sorry to hear that! Here is how to reach us:

    • - Please jump into any Help Room on Paltalk and let the team know. They will take it from there to notify the appropriate people.
    • - Visit us on The Paltalk Forums and tell us what's going on.
    • - Or if you prefer, just send us an e-mail at widgets@corp.paltalk.com
  13. 13. Can I text chat within the video chat widget? top

    Click the "Join Live Video Chat" button in the widget to join the conversation. If you are already a member, make sure to log in. If you're not, fill out our quick and easy registration form to join the conversation immediately.

  14. 14. How many different sizes are there? top

  15. 15. What colors are available to me? top

    • - Black
    • - White
    • - Grey
  16. 16. What is in store for the future of this widget? top

    We are always looking to improve the video chat widget. Check out The Paltalk Forums for the latest information about what's coming soon.

  17. 17. I have a suggestion for the widget, where can I submit it? top

    You can submit your question at the The Paltalk Forums, the place for Paltalk employee and user collaboration and discussion.

  18. 18. Can I send/receive private messages from Paltalk's Video Chat Widget? top

    At this time, you cannot send or receive private messages from within the widget. You must enter the room first through Paltalk or Paltalk Express in order to privately message other users.

  19. 19. Can I publish my camera to the room from the widget? top

    Currently, you cannot publish your camera to the room from the widget.

  20. 20. Can you create a custom size or color for the video chat widget? top

    Sorry, but our flash developers would go crazy if we asked them to support custom widget sizes and colors.

  21. 21. I have other questions about my room. top

    Visit this FAQ that is specific for chat rooms