3 Easy Ways to Start a No-Signup Video Chat

Akshata Shanbhag 20-10-2015

Want to video chat with someone? Give them a one-click link that they can use to join the call — a link that doesn’t involve installation or registration. Here are three services that can do this.


1) Skype for Web

Once you’ve logged in, start a new conversation and click on the Share Conversation button within the conversation window. This generates a unique URL that you can share with people, and this URL lets them chat with you via text, voice, or video. No Skype account needed.

This feature works for one-to-one chats as well as group chats.


Visit and start a chat. You’ll see a text field where you can name your chat room, and once you’ve entered it, all you have to do is hit the Start button. You’ll then get a link that you can share with anyone you want to bring into the video call.

You can chat with up to eight people at a time. Note that works only in WebRTC-enabled browsers WebRTC Explained: What Is This API, and How Is It Changing the Internet? WebRTC allows developers to build real-time applications, such as MMORPG games and video-conferencing tools, using open web technologies, like HTML5, JavaScript and CSS. Read More . That’s Chrome, Firefox, and Opera for now.


3) Firefox Hello

If you have Firefox, you already have Firefox Hello Meet Firefox Hello Video Chat & Firefox Marketplace In The New Firefox 35 Firefox 35 introduces a cross-platform video chat service called Firefox Hello, lets users beta-test the new Firefox Marketplace, and also bakes in social sharing on the web. Read More . Click on its toolbar icon, then click on Start a Conversation and give your chat a label for identification.

Next, use the Email Link, Copy Link, or Share Link buttons to send people a link that they can use to join the conversation. That’s it.


With no-signup video chat tools like these, you can start a video conversation with anyone, anywhere, in 10 seconds flat.

Do you balk when you have to sign up for yet another app or service? Or do you accept it as the norm of the Web? Let us know below! We’d love to hear.

Image Credit: A shot of a senior couple video conferencing with their granddaughter by arek_malang via Shutterstock

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