Described as ‘Periscope for groups of friends’, Blab is one of the latest video chat websites to hit the market. Here’s our helpful guide to what it is, why it’s different, and what you can do on it.
What is it?
Blab allows users to chat with up to three other people at once. Once you’ve set up a profile, you can host your own video chats using the four-way split screen, watch other users on their live broadcasts (much like Periscope) or you can request to join a Blab that’s already in progress.
What can you do?
First things first, you’ll need to create a Blab profile. You can sign into Blab with your Twitter ID via your desktop or iOS app, and you can then customise your profile with a different profile image or description.
Blab is available for both desktop and mobile, which arguably makes it a more stable way of broadcasting than apps that only function on mobile. The quality of your stream is going to be higher, arguably making it a good choice for conference calls as you don’t have to compromise on picture resolution.
Blab can be as private or as public as you want it to be. Ask friends to join you at a certain time, and you can use the platform to just chat to them. However, if you’re interested in talking to new people who might share similar interests to you, then the option is there.
Once the Blab you’ve hosted has finished, your profile page will include links to the recording. If you want these to remain private, you can hide them from your profile. Recordings can last for up to six hours, making Blab a viable choice for large events that you want to capture.
Blab hosts are given the power to accept callers on video, kick them from rooms, and report or block them. Conveniently, hosts can also schedule broadcasts up to a month in advance, and a 15-minute period is given in which to start your Blab.
How is it different?
In comparison to Google Hangouts, Blab is a less professional platform. It’s currently best suited to friends or those who share similar interests. However, given the recording feature, there’s certainly ample opportunity for it to be utilised at larger events.
If you’re interested in using Blab at your next event, then get in touch with the team at AmazeWall.