One way to create a free live web chat that features both video and text chat capabilities is to use a service such as TinyChat.com. On TinyChat.com's home page, click the button labeled Instant Room, click on Enter Room, and share the provided room link with others.
TinyChat's instant chat rooms allow a user to create a rich chat environment on the fly. The chat rooms are video and text chat-enabled, meaning users with webcams and microphones may chat using their voice while allowing others in the room to see them. Those without webcams or microphones may still communicate using the text chat which functions like a standard chat room interface.
The user who initiates the chat room becomes the moderator of the chat. The chat room moderator has special abilities that include muting and removing other users from the chat. The moderator may also promote other users to moderator status so that they too can keep the chat on topic and fun for others.
TinyChat also allows visitors to the site to join other users' public chat rooms. The topics of these chats are as varied as the users who create them and include gaming, sports and general conversation.