Now4real enables you to see, very much in real time, how many people are viewing the same web page you have opened in your browser. You can do a group chat with them. And you can see which pages of the website are being viewed by most people right now.
The Now4real widget
This small bubble is the standard Now4real widget. You can find it to the left or to the right of a web page and comes in many different colors.
It contains two numbers that keep changing in real time. The upper number shows how many people are currently viewing that page. The number to the bottom shows how many people are currently viewing any page of the site. Bear in mind they must be actually viewing the page—that is, they must have the browser tab with that page visible in the foreground. It’s not enough for them to have opened the page. If someone switches to a different browser tab or closes the page, the counter is immediately decreased.
Thanks to the real-time counters of Now4real, you can know how many other people are on the same page and on the same site you are visiting now. For real.
In some cases, you may see one counter only. It means the site has been configured to show only the total number of people who are on the site, irrespective of what page they are viewing.
If anybody is chatting, you will see how many new messages have been posted through an animated circle moving around the bubble.
Click or tap the widget to open the chat pane. Here, you can chat with other people who are on the same page you are viewing. This group chat is called a pagechat. Basically, it is a chat room dedicated to that web page.
A website may be configured to have a single pagechat shared among all its pages. In this case, a message you post on a page can be seen on any other pages. To know if there is this configuration in place, just look at the counters to the bottom of the chat pane. If you only see the number of people on the site and don’t see the number of people on the current page, then the pagechat is global and shared among all the pages.
Pagechats are public. Anybody can see what you write, but every message survives only for a limited time (30 minutes by default) before being removed from a pagechat. However, the owner of the website can always see the full history of messages.
After you post a message, you will need to wait a couple of seconds before being able to send a new one (a spinner to the right will let you know when you can send it). This is to prevent flooding the chat without impacting normal conversations.
When chatting, please be respectful to others and use appropriate language.
Go to the PAGES pane to see what the top pages of the site are very much in real time.
The pane shows the total number of people currently on the site and the titles of the pages they are viewing. The list of pages is ordered by the number of current viewers and is updated in real time too. You will see pages moving up and down based on how many visitors they have.
This allows you to discover what are the trending pages now, not one hour ago or even one minute ago!
Again, keep in mind that the presence of a viewer on a page is counted only if that visitor has the page opened in the foreground. As soon as the visitor switches the focus to a different browser tab or closes the page, the counter goes down by one.
The title of the page you are currently viewing is displayed in blue.
If you click or tap on the CHATTERS tab (at the bottom), you will see a different page ranking. It will show you the total number of people who are chatting on any pagechat of the site, together with the list of the top pages, based on the number of current chatters on each page.
This is a great way to find out where people are chatting, making it easy to reach out to them and to get part of exciting instant communities.
Go the MAP pane to know where people on that page and on that site are from in the real world.
You can see a world map, where the countries are colored from dark blue to light blue based on how many people from that country are present in that moment.
We don’t attempt any geolocation below the country level, so don’t worry about revealing what city you are actually from.
If you click on the PAGE tab (at the bottom), you see the countries of the people who are viewing your same page. If you click on the SITE tab, you see the countries of all the people on this site.
Again, this data is updated in very real time. As soon as somebody goes to a different page or site, or focuses on a different browser tab, the color map changes accordingly.
To minimize the widget and go back to the bubble, just tap or click the small arrow in the top-right corner.
Tap or click the three dots to open a menu that allows you to sign out from Now4real if you previously signed in via a social login platform.
Enjoy Now4real! And ask your favorite websites to add it to their pages, if they haven’t done it, yet.