TokBox is a web application that allows users to make multi-party video chat calls over the Internet without a download. Users can invite people to join their video chats via email, instant messaging and social media sites. They can share media and collaborate on documents together within the video chat, and send video messages by email.
Multi-party video chat
[advt]TokBox allows users to start a multi-party video chat with up to 20 people. The platform does not require download for use and it is set up to allow the creator of the video chat to invite non-tokbox users into the call via email, instant messaging or by publishing the URL on their Twitter / Facebook / MySpace accounts. TokBox allows users to share YouTube videos within the video chat.
TokBox allows its users to send video messages. Video messages can be up to 10 minutes long and can be sent to another TokBox user or anyone with an email address. Users cannot currently download video messages.
TokBox also has its own IM client and users can import their Yahoo Messenger, MSN Messenger, AOL AIM and GChat accounts. From TokBox, users can then invite their imported buddies to video chats without their buddies needing to sign up for TokBox.
TokBox Platform and Partnerships
TokBox makes available a series of API for developers. The APIs allow other websites to embed the majority of TokBox features and functionalities (such as multi-party video chat, IM and Video Mail) in to their website.
TokBox lists Meebo, eBuddy, Digsby, InnovaHire, Radius IM and DabbleBoard as featured partners who use the API.
Tokbox does allow the users to *save* the video emails and video conferences for reusability