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Who are we?

#1 Chat Avenue is the current leader in free online chat rooms. It is an online chat community that has very loyal chatters and welcomes all new chatters from all over the world. Started in the fall of 1999 as a free hosted chat site targetted for general audiences, the site has quickly grown into one of the largest chat communities on the Internet today. We have some of the most loyal users of any chat community on the Net today! Most of our users are from the USA, Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom.

As we have come to known, the rise of social networking sites are upon us. The likes of Facebook and Myspace have grown. What makes our chat site particularly unique is it offers instant connection with other users from around the world. There is no need to send a message and wait days for a reply. Connect instantly and talk in real time! Also available are mobile, audio and video style chat rooms including a chat roulette style room for one on one webcam with strangers.

There are no registration requirements and the use of our site is 100% free. The community is staffed with over 100 volunteer moderators who help enforce the chat room rules and make sure everyone feels safe using our chatrooms.

This site has been upgraded to use the latest 123flashchat software (v10.0) based on Flash technology. We have since phased out the old Digichat Java chat rooms which was once the #1 chat technology. However that is the past and we are the future. Simply put, we will always use the best chat software packages available on the market today. In order to participate in the regular chat rooms, you must have a Flash enabled browser. Webcams and microphones are optional for the audio and video chat rooms. The best part of this is that Flash is easy to download and use. Please visit the Chat Room Technical FAQ's section of this site if you are experiencing any problems connecting.

#1 Chat Avenue is a great way to meet new friends or dates through online chat interaction. There are eighteen chat rooms to choose from with a specific demographic for each and every user. We have one mobile compatible chatroom to be used on any iPhone, iPad, or Android device. We also offer an extremely active message forums with over 225,000 members, an arcade, and photo gallery.

#1 Chat Avenue also offers other areas to our site including a dating section, avatar, horoscope, games, and search section.

The #1 Chat Avenue team is committed to making your chat experience a great one. Please add this site to your "Favorites" and visit often. Also, be sure to tell all your friends about our wonderful community. We look forward to seeing you in the chat rooms as we go beyond our fourteenth year of free service!

Your friends,

The #1 Chat Avenue Team