Omegle is a free online chat room where random strangers can anonymously meet from around the world and have fun. You don’t need to register an account or provide any personal information to start chatting. You can instantly start chatting with other users and you can also choose whether you want to have a text or video chat. Most people prefer having video chats with other users and talk with them over the webcam.
Omegle started off in 2009 as a text-only chat service and became very popular and was gaining over 3 million page views per month. In 2010, Omegle introduced the video chatting feature, which became the signature of the platform. To video chat with other users on the website, you need to give access to your microphone and webcam and after your face verification, you will be able to chat with other users.
To start chatting simply click the Text or Video option. You can also add your interests (things you wanna talk about) in order to be paired with users of same interest. If no match is found, you will be connected to a random stranger instead. An interactive “Spy mode” gives you a random question provided by a third person who will watch Stranger 1 and Stranger 2 discuss on the topic. Or you can be the third person who asks the questions.
College students with email address ending with .edu, .edu.xx, or .ac.xx can join chat within their campus. For privacy they don’t show complete email address to other users, instead only show the domain (i.e. @domain.edu). Omegle doesn’t have any official mobile app available for Android or iOS, but the website works just fine on any web browser and provides the same chatting experience as you get on the desktop.
Omegle is a good choice for a socializing platform from where you can meet with complete strangers who has different views, interests, culture and have casual chat with them and be yourself.