Instructions and Features
MyFreeCams.com is the largest online webcam network, connecting men and women from all over the world through high-speed live video chat. Here is what makes us different:
- Our commitment to our models. We collaborate with our models as partners, and models earn a larger percentage than with any other site.
- Our commitment to our members. We do our best to make sure that all of our members are completely satisfied. From small technical support issues to developing new features on our site, we are here to listen to our members and make them happy.
- Our commitment to technology. We are computer geeks. We have built a website that is BY FAR the most technologically advanced webcam site on the Internet, with hundreds of original and innovative features that allow a much more personal interactive experience.
- Our commitment to FREE. This site offers more free features to our guests and members than any other webcam site on the Internet. Spending money on tokens is always optional.
When you first arrive at MyFreeCams.com, you are automatically logged in as a Guest and given a random nickname like "Guest12345".
Most models do not allow Guests to chat in their room, and most of the best features of the website are available only to registered members.
You should first explore the website as a Guest, but to get the most from it you should make a free member account.
Creating a Basic Member account
Click Create a Free Account, choose your Username (chat name) and password, and enter your e-mail address where you will receive your verification link and account information.
Once you complete your registration, your account is free for life and you can come back any time and use it for free.
As a Basic Member, you will be able to chat with more models and members, and you will have access to more website features.
When you purchase tokens the first time, you will automatically become a Premium Member for life. There are NO additional fees or future charges.
Premium Members get full unlimited access to ALL of the features of MyFreeCams.com forever, even if they never purchase tokens again.
We promise that this will be the best $19.99 you will ever spend. If you disagree, Contact Support and we will refund you!
Prices and Tokens
The only thing that costs money is Tokens.
Tokens are spent on private shows, group shows, spy shows, and tips. You keep your premium membership forever even if you run out of tokens.
Click Purchase Tokens to see the different packages available. There is a slight discount for purchasing more tokens at once.
Larger token packages will be automatically made available on your account after being a premium member for a few months.
Your credit card will be billed discreetly, please see our Billing Help page for more details.
Money goes to the Models
After expenses, nearly all of the money spent on this website goes to the models.
Our competitors pay models as little as 20% of their revenue, and then spend their money on expensive advertising campaigns.
We keep our expenses as low as possible and rely on our members and models to spread the word about this site.
A member with tokens may click Go Private in a model's chat room or private message window to invite a model into a Private Show, and the model may accept or decline this invitation. If the model accepts, the private show will start, and the member and model will be taken from the public chat room to a new private chat room.
Private shows cost 1 token per second, or 60 tokens per minute. That means that if you want to stay in private for 5 minutes, then you will need 300 tokens. A private show automatically ends when you run out of tokens. Both the member and model may also end the show at any time.
What happens in a private show is between the member and the model. Unlike other sites, we do not require models to do specific things or follow a script. Prior to starting a private show, members should ask the model what she is comfortable with.
Models are real people and some are more shy than others and may want to get to know a member before accepting a private show.
Your private shows are recorded and available for you to watch again any time in your Archives section, absolutely free.
Spy / Voyeur
While a model is in a private show with another member, you may have the opportunity of watching the show at a cost of 20 tokens per minute (1 token every 3 seconds), which is one-third the cost of a standard private show. You will receive all of the video and audio from the private show, but you will not have access to the private chat between the model and the member in private.
Note: If the ongoing Private Show is a TruePrivate, the Spying option is disabled.
If a member does not want others to be able to spy on his private show, he can activate the TruePrivate option in the My Account page, in the Private Settings section.
This will increase the cost of the private show from 60 tokens per minute to 80 tokens per minute. The higher rate helps offset the money lost by the model since no one else can pay to spy on the show.
A Group Show is like a private show, but where other members may join at any time.
Click the Group Show to initiate or join a Group Show request. Once at least 3 members are requesting a Group Show, the model will be invited to accept the Group Show. If she accepts, the Group Show will start. Members can join and leave at any time. The Group Show ends when either the last member leaves or the model chooses to end it.
While in a Group Show, members are charged only 10 tokens per minute, or 1 token every 6 seconds. This is a very low price (half the price of even a voyeur show!), which is why members are encouraged to Tip the models in Group Shows, especially for personal requests. The site does not require members to tip a certain amount, but rather leaves this entirely up to the model.
Sending a Tip means transferring some amount of tokens to a model.
Some members like to give tips after a private show, while others prefer to tip the model while she is public chat for simple personal requests or just to be nice.
Please remember that tips do not change the rules for what models are allowed to do on the site, particularly in Public Chat.
Tips are gifts so please do not send tips and then demand something in return, that's not fair to the models.
Just as in real life, tips cannot be reviewed or refunded.
In the Tip window there are a few options you can choose which are explained below.
- Display this tip in the chat room. If checked, then your tip will be shown in the public chat room like: "Member123 tipped 10 tokens to Model456". If unchecked, the tip will not be shown in the chat room for other members to see.
- Anonymous tip. If checked, then your tip will be sent from "Anonymous" rather than from your username. The identity of the tipper will be secret.
- Message to the model (optional) This will send a message to the model along with your tip.
- Also, display the message above in the chat room. If checked, then the message to the model above will also be sent to the public chat room.
Other bits of advice:
- Your tip options above are automatically remembered from your previous tip.
- You can send multiple consecutive tips by clicking the "Click here to Confirm & Tip Again" link at the bottom of the tip confirmation screen.
- You can tip straight from the chat room by typing /tip in the chat, explained with other Chat Commands further down this page.
For every 10 tokens you purchase, you will receive 1 Reward Point. As you get more Reward Points, certain options and features on the website will become available to your account, and we will do our best to offer you priority personal customer support for any issue that may come up.
Your Reward Points never expire and never get used up. We look forward to offering more features that will utilize Reward Points.
Reward Points cannot be transferred to any other username, even if it belongs to you.
The Chat Room is the main place where members and models interact. Click on any model's picture on the homepage of MyFreeCams.com to enter her chat room.
Many models do not allow Guests or Basic Members to chat in their rooms. Premium Members are able to chat in any chat room.
You can insert images into chat by clicking on the image icon next to the smiley face icon, all the way on the right side of the text input box of any chat room.
Simply click on that icon and enter the URL of any image. You can also just enter the URL of the image right into the chat. For example, if you wanted to insert the Google logo, you would enter the URL http://www.google.com/intl/en_ALL/images/logo.gif
You must enter the FULL address or URL, always beginning to "http://" and always ending with a proper image extension such as .GIF or .JPG or several others.
Warning: Please DO NOT post any inappropriate, pornographic, violent, offensive, or disruptive images. Please do not post pictures over and over, do not post pictures that are irrelevant, or that just disrupt the flow of the chat or annoy the members of the chat. We have added this feature so everyone can have more fun and express themselves. Please do not make us suspend your account due to abuse.
Please see our dedicated Chat Commands page for details and examples of all chat commands.
Private Messages With Video
Premium Members can send Private Messages or PM's to models or other members at any time.
You can also view the webcam right in the Private Message window by clicking View Webcam at the top. Re-size the window to change size of the video. And you can have multiple open PMs, watching different webcam feeds in each one.
The Model List is the listing of models on the homepage or below any chat room. Only online models appear on this list.
There are useful links at the top of the model list:
- The Preferences link will bring up all of the options to filter and sort the model list.
- The search box searches all online models by username, topic, or model tag.
- The New Models link will toggle only showing new models.
- The Previews link shows a current snapshot of each model's room instead of the Avatar.
- The Pause link toggles the automatic refreshing of the list.
- You may also set the number of models per page, and the current page you are browsing.
Models may be highlighted various colors:
- Pink means the model is on your Friends List.
- Green means that this is a "Model You May Like" based on the model you are currently viewing.
- Yellow is the model you are currently viewing.
Links appear below each model's avatar:
- Chat will take you to the model's Chat Room.
- Popup will open the Chat Room in a pop-up window.
- PM will open a Private Message window (with Webcam).
- Profile will open the model's Profile.
- Menu will open the model's menu, which contains a lot of useful links and information.
There are important features on each model's avatar:
- When you put your mouse cursor over an avatar, you can hover over the green camera icon in the top-right corner of the avatar for a preview picture of the model's current webcam feed. It is refreshed every 30 seconds.
- The HD icon means the model is broadcasting using a High-Definition video codec.
- A gold or silver crown means the model has previously finished Top 3 in Miss MyFreeCams.
- A New Model tag means she is new to the site.
By default, the Model List is ordered by CamScore. Members can change this order in their Model List Settings.
CamScore is calculated based on the performance of each model on the site over some period of time. It is updated several times per day.
All models start with a CamScore of 1000, which is the average CamScore for all models on the site.
Models may improve their CamScore by earning more tokens.
You can add models and other members to your Friends List and then they will appear on your Online Friends list when they are online.
Click their username to send them a Private Message, click the little person icon to bring up the options menu, click the Webcam icon to open a Private Message with Webcam, and click the Open Door icon to enter the chat room.
A closed door means the model is in a Private Show; a closed door with a lock on it means the model is in a TruePrivate Show; a closed door with a "G" on it means the model is in a Group Show.
A faded door means the model is currently Away.
If a model's name is shown as online, but there is no door icon and no webcam icon, it means she is logged in but not broadcasting her webcam at this time.
If a friend's name is highlighted yellow, it means they may be typing you a Private Message.
Personal Menu Features
All of the links on the right side of the homepage of MyFreeCams.com are part of your Personal Menu. Some of these features are only available to Premium Members, while others are also available to Basic Members or Guests.
The My Account page provides access to all of the primary options and settings for your account.
You should read through this page at least once to learn everything you can change. Below are a few of the features located there.
At the bottom of any Private Message window with any member or model, you can click the Notes link to write notes about that user that you can see later.
In the My Account page, you will find a link to a more general User Notes editor where you can view, edit, and delete all of your notes for all users on the site.
When you have notes on a member or model, there will be a little notepad icon displayed next to their name on your friends list.
Online Model Notifications
Online Model Notifications will send you an alert by e-mail when a model that you specify comes online.
In your My Account page, go to the My Notifications section to set up your custom alerts.
If you want to receive notifications to your phone: Most phone carriers have something called a Mail-to-SMS gateway where anything sent to that e-mail address automatically appears as a SMS text message on your phone. Please visit Wikipedia's List of Mail to SMS Gateways to find yours.
For example, if you use AT&T, an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com (where number is your 10 digit phone number) will send a SMS text message to your phone.
Therefore, you can set up an Online Model Alert to send an e-mail notification to the Mail-to-SMS gateway e-mail address for your phone, and it will act as an SMS text message alert.
Bring a Friend
Please see our Bring a Friend page.
The Personal Options page contains settings for anything related to interaction with other users, chat rooms, private messages, and sharing your webcam.
Make sure to look through this page at least once to know what you can change.
You may Hide models so that they will no longer appear for you on the model list.
Note: This feature is only meant to be used to hide a small number of models you do not wish to see. With thousands of models on this website, it would be impractical to hide ALL of the models you do not like. Therefore, if you are trying to make it so that your Model List only shows models that you like, you should select the "Friends Only" mode or otherwise alter your Model List Settings rather than relying on the Hidden Models feature.
All models and members can build custom Profiles containing their pictures, information, links, etc. Profile pages have their own ratings, friends, and admirers, and they are generally a lot of fun to browse.
The profile page of a member or model is always located at a URL like this one: http://profiles.myfreecams.com/Username
You can view or edit your own profile at any time by clicking the link in the top-right of your screen in your Personal Menu.
Note: Please do not post any pornographic or inappropriate material on your own profile or on the profiles of other models or members. Please do not post spam or annoying content on your profile or the profiles of others. Please do not post the same thing on multiple profiles (this is considered spam). Doing any of these things will get you banned.
Please see our page about the Lounge.
The News Feed feature allows any premium member or model to write a short message. Then any other premium member or model that is "following" them would see that post displayed on their own news feed.
You automatically receive news feed updates from your friends in addition to the people you choose to follow.
MFC Mail is an internal mail system located in your personal menu which you can use to send longer messages to models and to other members. Your MFC Mail account will save all of your sent and received messages, and you can see if the recipients have viewed your messages.
- Yellow: Unread
- Pink: Offline Tip
- Green: From an Administrator. (Official MFC Mail)
E-Mail Notifications: If Enabled, we will send you an e-mail notification to your regular account e-mail address if you have any new unread MFC Mails in the last 24 hours. These e-mail notifications are not instant, and are only sent out once a day if you have any new unread MFC Mails. If you do not receive them in your inbox, please check your spam folder.
All of your private shows are automatically recorded and saved for you forever on your Archives page. All of your chats from chat rooms and private messages are also automatically saved for you.
You can clear your chat archives and videos using the links provided, but these changes cannot be reversed so please think twice before performing these actions.
Note: While we try our absolute best to provide our members archived recordings of their private shows and chats on the site, Archives are NOT GUARANTEED and Archives should be considered a BONUS. This means that if a private show is somehow not recorded, or if the video is somehow corrupted and not playable, we cannot refund the tokens spent on the private show, because that money has to go to the model.
Also see: Archives Not Guaranteed
The Private Gallery contains random images of various models from their Private Shows (only from the models that choose to be included).
The Group Shows link displays information for all on-going Group Shows, as well as any pending Group Shows.
Model Tags and Member Tags
Each model can write up to 16 different keywords or phrases, called Model Tags, about her account. Then you can search all online models based on these tags.
Members can write tags about themselves also, and they are listed in Member Tags.
Models You May Like
Based on the millions of interactions that our members and models have with each other at MyFreeCams.com, our system is able to accurately guess what other models you may like. This can be a very useful tool to quickly find models that you enjoy watching.
You may access this feature in the following ways:
- Personal Menu Link. Click the Models You May Like link to open a new window where you can input model(s) that you like.
- Models You May Like Section. When you are in a model's chat room, the lower-right part of your screen will show other Models You May Like.
- Top of Model List. You may set your Model List Preferences such that when you are in a model's room, other Models You May Like will appear at the top of your model list . You can specify how many models will be shown that are at least a 20% match. They will have a green background and a thumbs-up icon. Clicking the icon will open the full Models You May Like popup. The Models You May Like will NOT be shown if your model list is scrolled down.
Note: In Option #1 above, you manually select the input model(s). In Options #2 and #3, the Input model is the model whose room you are in.
Premium Members can start chat rooms just like models. Just set a topic, select who is allowed to join, and other settings.
Rooms can feature either the webcam feed of the room founder, or Lounge-style video which means the room members can watch any model on the site while chatting in the custom Member Room.
This page shows all of the members that are broadcasting webcams that you have permission to watch.
Start My Webcam
You can turn on your own webcam at any time and share it with models or other members, absolutely free. Just click the Start My Webcam link in your Personal Menu, and remember to edit your preferences in your "Personal Options" to set who is allowed to view your webcam.
Privacy Note: We are committed to protecting the privacy of our valued members. When your webcam is active, only the people that you have allowed access are able to watch you. Even the administrators of this website do NOT have access to your webcam and you are not being recorded.
If you have any problems, please read our Technical Help page on Member Webcams which contains a step by step explanation for starting and troubleshooting this feature.