With Webchat you can chat and get involved in discussions with other internet users.
Participants chat on thousands of channels. These are known as chatboxes where anyone can read what you write.
Webchat uses IRC (Internet Relay Chat), a worldwide network of chat servers.
You can choose your own nickname, provided it is not being used by anyone else. The commands you can use, for example in order to start a one-on-one chat, are explained in the Help menu option.