How to easily create a video chat with Vidless

Vidless does without usernames and passwords, instead allowing users to create a URL, share it, and video chat with friends and family in just minutes.

Trying to explain to your your grandma, or even your parents, how to get Skype set up so you can video chat with them can be infuriating and frustrating for all involved.

By using Vidless, setting up a video chat is as simple as creating a room, and sharing the link to that room. No user names, no downloads, no installing, no logging in. The only requirements are a solid Internet connection and the latest version of Flash.

Still not convinced? Below you will find the steps required to create a video chat.

    Screenshot by Jason Cipriani
  1. Visit from your computer browser. Enter the name of the room you are going to create. Click on Create Room when you're done.
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  3. Copy and share the URL listed at the top of the page. The room is completely private, only allowing those who have the link to access the chat. Click on Allow to grant the service access to your camera and microphone.
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  5. Chat away.

The process is almost too easy.

I did experience some issues with the new service, having only launched over the weekend; hopefully the growing pains will go away over the coming days. Once I was able to connect and get things working, the video was a bit choppy at times, but worked well overall.

About the author

Jason Cipriani has been covering mobile technology news for over five years. His work spans from CNET How To and software review sections to WIRED’s Gadget Lab and


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