Paint chats are online chat rooms that allow its participants to draw together in real-time while they chat. The chat box is usually at the bottom, with the drawing area on top. Drawing
is possible due to the use of a tablet
or a mouse
. Paint chats generally attract the same demographics
characters are a popular subject. The word "Paint chat" is most commonly abbreviated as "pchat" and is often referred to as a verb, "pchatting." Most paint chats use Java
applets or server applications. One example of a Paint chat is PaintChatApp. It is a prevalent paint chat application on the Internet
(it is used in many paint chat-based websites).
Paint chats are very popular among anime/manga fans.