This has pushed many chat site owners to other chat platforms like 123Flash Chat which has recently shut down its website leaving webmaster running the software on their own when it comes to patches and updates.
Tech exploits are not the only reasons chat site close.
Seeing the success of apps like Snap Chat, Yahoo reworked and relaunched their Yahoo Messenger App at the end of 2016.
For all dedicated nostalgists and diehard chat enthusiasts, there is certainly still much online conversational fun to be had.In a funny twist of fate, once giants of the chat industry Yahoo and AOL have seen the success of mobile social networks like Snap Chat and Whats App and want back in! AOL has launched AOL Desktop which allows people to access their Chat Rooms once again and Yahoo has updated their messenger app after years of letting it languish.Just like that, the unassuming masses had the large majority of their chat options cut off completely.This was a response to an evolving set of needs from the average consumer, so the only people who really noticed the disappearance of the chat rooms were aficionados of the form, and that subculture had been drastically thinning for a while already.Sites like 321Chat and Chat-Avenue broke onto the scene in 2000’ and 2002’ using a Java based chat-software called Digi Chat.
Digichat utilized the latest Java Script technology and offered a fast and sleek, avatar and text based chat room that stood apart from everything other than behemoth companies like AOL which dominated the online market at the time.In a growing internet, online chat rooms were the best option for mainstream virtual communication, bar none.As the internet progressed to its adolescence, however, the dynamic of chat rooms changed (the frontier virtual spaces were being progressively gentrified and monetized, and the fringe rooms were becoming exclusively disgusting), this coincided with the upcoming of new virtual domains for social networking (in the first major way with Myspace, and in the second, final way with Facebook).We’ve been seeing the overwhelming presence of chat rooms pushed further and further into a cultural corner due largely to the changing needs of the mainstream, and new technologies honoring those needs and suggesting new ones in tandem.All of that said, today’s online playground sees social networking megagiants like Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter holding the most visible real estate, while traditional online chatrooms take a quiet space by the fringe.Digi Chat remained the webs best chat option for about 8 years.