Chat boxes are an excellent way to communicate with readers who visit your website. To help publishers, authors and other media people, Chatwing offers a widget that lets you add a chat feature to your website or blog so that you can speak directly to your audience.

The tool can be used for one-on-one conversations, as well as for group discussions. Virtual book club or reading, anyone? The tool will let you create custom links for chat sessions, which you can use to promote special events. Want to play some background music? Fine, the chat service supports MP3s. You can also share images, though they have to be uploaded to a third party service.

The tool lets visitors log in with their social media accounts, which helps readers and authors connect socially. The platform is mobile friendly too and it will work on iOS, Android, and Windows devices. The service is free and it has personalization tools, so you can customize the look with color and design preferences. It also has spam filters and profanity filters, so that you can control the language that is used on  your website.