A Free Confidential Chat System For Family Or Colleagues


Chat iconCampfire Chat is a secure web-based online chatroom system, designed to be used by groups of family members, friends, business colleagues etc to share information. You can chat by typing, and you can also upload images or other files.

Like public chat systems of old, Campfire Chat is based around rooms, and you can create your own rooms in order to keep topics (and users) separated.

Pricing is based on the number of people using your rooms, which varies from $12 per month for 12 chatters, and $99 for 100. But if you only need 4 people using your rooms, your account is free forever. You'll find it mentioned along with the other rates (albeit in much smaller print!) on https://campfirenow.com/signup

Signing up only takes a couple of minutes, and you don't need to give credit card details. The free account is free forever, and because the system is entirely web-based you don't need to download or install anything. It also means that you can chat easily from a smartphone or tablet too.

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A free account has only 10 meg of storage, which may be an issue and the free accounts has adverts. I wonder if what is said in these chat rooms is used for their adverts?

Which gets you to the issue of privacy, which is also questionable. They do not allow secret accounts, how well they police that I am not sure, but they do keep a full history of everything, and they do not even demand a court order to release this information. If you follow the links below even civil matters like copyright infringements, they are likely to police. Put it this way, if I was a solicitor or someone who needs privacy, I am looking for something else. https://campfirenow.com/privacy


  • We may disclose personally identifiable information under special circumstances, such as to comply with subpoenas or when your actions violate the Terms of Service.
  • It may be necessary to share information in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding suspected or actual illegal activities, including without limitation, fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, or as otherwise permitted or required by law.




This is actually an interesting solution. But I'm not sure that it's actually THAT private.