Top Places To Chat Online With People

By Danni Peck

Updated January 30, 2019

Reviewer Lisa Cooper

Keeping up with a social life can be difficult with all your other responsibilities. You're trying to remember to keep in touch with your friends and family but you also have to worry about that big paper for school or the performance review that's coming up all too fast. Maybe you're trying to remember all those birthdays and also make sure that your kids get to soccer practice on time. It becomes extremely difficult for you to do everything and something ends up falling by the wayside, right? Unfortunately, it's usually our social lives.

Fortunately, we have a variety of apps and websites available that allow us to meet new friends in our spare time, such as lunch breaks at work, when we may not otherwise have time to go out somewhere and meet people. Of course, you can reach out to some of your current friends as well but in case you're interested in meeting new people and have no idea how to squeeze it in to the rest of your life, online sources are a great way to go. After all, socializing is important to our mental health.

Through the use of online chat rooms you can actually communicate with a range of different people in a range of different ways. You can connect through social media apps or through actual chatrooms or you can decide to look up different blogs and other entities. Before you know it you could be interacting with more people than you ever did before. But just how can you actually use chatrooms to your best advantage? It's easy.

The best way to use online chat options is to make long-term friendships, especially with people who become friends you can go out with locally when you do have free time. Communicating with people is an important part of your life and meeting new people can be a whole lot of fun too. But just where are you going to meet all these great people? Here are the top places to chat online with people.



Of all the social media platforms, Twitter is the one most conducive to meeting new people to chat with. The reason is that the app itself is so simple. It's easy to find tweets that were liked by people you already follow, and that means people whose messages you see on Twitter likely already have some common interest with you. Unlike some of the other social media apps, Twitter shows every post in your feed chronologically. That means you can join a Twitter thread and follow a conversation with another person or a group of people.

Because the tweets update instantly, it's a lot like being in a chatroom, but with more advanced features and the ability to finetune who you meet and talk to. You can easily send tweets back and forth to people in a simple way and each of those tweets has the potential to find you even more people that you want to talk with. It's a super simple process and one that's going to really pay off in keeping in contact.

Tinder Social


Tinder is a great place to chat, but if you're looking for something other than a romantic encounter or relationship, then it probably doesn't meet your needs. Fortunately, the company has come out with Tinder Social. It works just like Tinder, except that you can meet people specifically interested in friendship rather than dating or hookups. Once you form a friend group on the app, you can send messages much like group texts.

This app can be great for a number of different people. If you're busy a lot but want to meet a special someone you can use the regular app to help you do it. If you want to make friends you use Tinder Social. Either way you're going to be off to a great start and you're going to be getting a whole lot of improvement to your life. You can chat back and forth and you meet entirely new people you wouldn't meet if you were depending on face-to-face meetings.



Twitch is a live streaming community where gamers and creatives make channels with their videos. Viewers can chat via text with the streamer and with other viewers. That means it's a whole lot of fun for those who love video games or other creative activities because you can watch people who already know how to do it and you can watch beginners who are just like you. In fact, you can even create your own channel and stream when you want to do something fun.

It's a great way to find people with similar entertainment interests. You can also gain valuable information from people who have skills you are trying to learn. Because of the nature of the app you can actually communicate directly with people who are watching and with the person who is streaming. That means you can meet new people who are interested in the things you are and communicate with them in real time. On top of that you're going to learn something totally new.

Hobby forums


Whatever you're interested in, a forum likely exists where people discuss it. NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) has a forum where writers can discuss all aspects of their craft. DeviantArt provides a forum for visual artists. And of course, you can find a forum for nearly any topic on Reddit, such as this forum for Ultimate Frisbee. All you need to do is figure out what type of hobbies you like or what activities you're passionate about. Once you do, just type it into Reddit or type it into Google with the keyword, 'forum' or 'blog.' You'll find plenty of different places that you can communicate with someone else who likes the same things.

If you're interested in expanding your horizons a little you can search for forums and blogs for something that you've never tried but are interested in. You might be surprised how much you can learn and even how many people online are willing and able to help you along the way. There are a lot of people who would love to take a new protegee under their wing. You just have to reach out and find them.

Chat online with people who can help

Finding someone to chat with online can be a great way to enhance skills, make friends, and discuss issues you may not be able to talk about with local friends. If you're seeking someone to talk to about life problems, you can also turn to online counseling sessions. Licensed counselors provide chat options online for getting advice. This helps you get the help that you need or someone to talk to about the things that are going on in your life without having to go through the process of finding someone in your hometown.

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