message or 'Super IM' window
start an Instant Message session, right click on any name you see on your
'pal list' or in a chat room participant list, then select 'start
You can send instant messages or 'IMs' with
anyone on Paltalk.
see sending messages
Type your text message in the lower white box. Press the 'enter'
key on your keyboard when you are finished typing your message. If
you prefer, you can click the 'send' button with your mouse instead of
using the 'enter' key on your keyboard.
The video strip turns your IM window into
a 'video phone' by letting you share your video from your web cam with
others. You can also view video and
interact with users.
see video strip
interact with users from the video strip
Besides viewing video, the video strip gives you the ability to quickly
interact with users.
a round drop-down arrow located under each nickname in the video
You can use this drop-down arrow to select the following functions...
note: you can also use the 'actions'
menu to access these features
opens a browser window and displays this users 'mini profile'
refresh still picture
if there is no video being displayed you would see your pal's display
picture or 'avatar'
use this function to refresh the picture if your pal has uploaded a new
one but it has not yet auto-refreshed on your screen
start viewing video from the selected user
larger webcam view
remove the video for the selected user and pop up the larger 'floating'
video viewer window
close webcam view
stops the viewing of video for the selected user
start super im
starts an independent instant message window for the selected user
note: this function lets you hold a private text chat with
any user within the 'super im' - this instant message window can also be
converted to a 'super im' at any time
send a file
see sending files
note: you can also 'drag and drop' any file onto the video
viewer for any user in the video strip
remove this user from the conversation
if you are the person who started the initial super im you may remove
people from the conversation if they become disruptive
add to my pal list
adds this user to your pal listtext format bar
The text format bar lets you change the
color and size of the font that others will see when you type messages.
You can add 'emotes', or 'smileys' to your text to liven things up.
The text format bar also lets you 'nudge' your
pals, add audio, and invite other pals into a 'super
see text format bar