Paltalk is a service offered by AVM Software. It was introduced in June 1998 and has grown to become one of the most popular video chat services available for Microsoft, iOS, Android and BlackBerry devices. Boasting more than 5 million users, Paltalk allows anyone to start video, voice or text chats on mobile devices, computers and certain e-readers. The chats can be private and include only pre-selected members or be open to the public, so that people from around the world can exchange ideas and opinions. The service is free with advanced features available to subscribers on a fee basis.