µChat Beta App – Distributed Chat over BitTorrent

**UPDATE #2** The µChat beta app has been restored and may now be installed in your UT 3.0 “Find Content” panel. Give it a test run? Thanks again…

**UPDATE** We’ve temporarily removed the µChat beta app for a quick bug fix. We expect it to be re-posted in a few hours. Thank you very much for your patience.

Today we released an exciting new beta app for µTorrent and BitTorrent Chrysalis users called µChat. µChat enables real-time chat with other BitTorrent users around the world, directly within your software.

µChat is an optional app, available for installation at a user’s convenience in the App Studio or in the client under Find Content. It’s based on new patent-pending technology/methodology with a completely distributed architecture, meaning no servers are required. Both chat sessions and friend lists/connections are distributed, offering users a new way to communicate in a dedicated environment.

µChat leverages BitTorrent technology, which means user IP addresses will be visible to other chat participants. The feature is ideal for new users looking for tips on how to use the software, for enthusiasts to share advanced tips with one another, for community tech support, or for users to recommend/discuss independent artists featured in Find Content.

Also, µChat may pose an interesting marketing/social engagement opportunity for artists and creators to directly communicate with their fans. For example, the creators of the viral film The Tunnel, which released last month on BitTorrent, could set up a dedicated chat room to share new scenes, pictures, or join the conversations with fans who have seen the movie.

µChat offers:

-General chat rooms…users may create persistent or occasional rooms by broad topic with larger numbers of chat members.

-Private conversations…users may create a dedicated room with an invited friend or someone whom they met in a general room.

-Buddy list…no registration required.

-Quick Share…within µChat, you may select one of your torrents, generate a magnet link and send it to your chat friends.

For the beta, we will maintain an overload protection server here at BT HQ to prevent people from joining rooms with too many people. This will enable the company to test scalability in advance of the stable launch later this summer.

Thank you in advance for giving this a test run during the beta, and as always your feedback is welcome!

Patrick

10 Comments

  1. Posted June 24, 2011 at 10:54 am | Permalink | Reply

    cooooooooooooool but download how

  2. Posted June 24, 2011 at 10:56 am | Permalink | Reply

    cooooooooooooooooooooooool but download how

    • Babak
      Posted July 12, 2011 at 1:50 pm | Permalink | Reply

      Download uTorrent 3.0 here:

      http://www.utorrent.com/

      Install uTorrent

      Open uTorrent and click on Apps icon in the left Category list…
      (use F7 to display Category list)
      (Use F9 to display Apps in Category list)

      Select uChat which is among other Apps to install under uTorrent

      enjoy 🙂

  3. anoh frédèric
    Posted June 29, 2011 at 6:56 am | Permalink | Reply

    installation bitorrent

    • S Ike
      Posted June 30, 2011 at 4:57 pm | Permalink | Reply

      Not available for the linux 3.0 64-bit build 25376?

  4. Babak
    Posted July 11, 2011 at 7:06 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Love the idea…
    I’ve suggested this a long time ago for bitTorrent

    Actually I want to chat with the peers and seeders who download/seed the same torrent which I’m downloading
    In this situation I can send them request for seeding or other useful info, like the quality of torrent, etc.

    Thank you for developing this useful feature and hope bitTorrent client be equipped as well.

  5. Nuck
    Posted August 10, 2011 at 10:54 pm | Permalink | Reply

    NUCKING FUTS

  6. Luisa13
    Posted January 13, 2012 at 11:01 am | Permalink | Reply

    how can I chat? where is eveerybody in the chat room?

  7. coby5555
    Posted April 21, 2012 at 10:58 am | Permalink | Reply

    How can i talk with someone? Send a message to coby5555@gmail.com please

  8. Josh
    Posted April 22, 2012 at 12:19 pm | Permalink | Reply

    The article states that it is available for BitTorrent Chrysalis, however I downloaded BitTorrent Chrysalis and there is no such app available.

    Has it been removed from BitTorrent?

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