10 Sites Like Omegle to Chat with Strangers


Chat Sites to be Social

We use the Internet for a lot of different tasks but one major reason is to be social. This is the reason why Facebook is so popular but the same is true for many sites where people can interact with each other. The need to interact is a human condition that brings most normal people a certain degree of comfort and satisfaction.

On most sites, to get this interaction, we have to rely on forum postings or conversations that are paced between comment and reaction. There are many sites, however, that can facilitate real time conversations that are as close as you can get to face to face conversations.

One of the most popular sites is called Omegle where members can converse with options of video or audio, or just plain text. It’s a great place to meet random people and just pick up a conversation with a complete stranger but as is true with most big sites, they become over populated.

Below you can find several real time chat sites like Omegle and connect with some new friends.

Tinychat Video Chat

1. TinyChat


One of the largest voice and video chat services on the Internet today is called TinyChat. The company boasts that users produce a combined 5 million minutes of airtime per day. Here you will find thousands of chat rooms and if you don’t find one you like, you can create your own.

TinyChat allows up to 12 video feeds per chat room and uses an API where users can stream live video of shows hosted on the service and it doesn’t cost a thing. Friends can come together online and watch a show and converse about the show at the same time.

2. Chat Roulette

Chat Roulette

This is another web cam based chat service with a unique approach by pairing users with random strangers. Chatroulette was created in 2009 by a 17 year old kid who ran the site out of his bedroom in his parent’s home.

Having done no advertising, this site grew to an enormous size by word of mouth. After several years of trial and error, the site has finally reached a point where it can affectively filter out inappropriate behavior.

Users have to register and agree to the terms of service and violators will be filtered by the sites moderators. The majority of users are under 30, and there are more female than male users due to the sites prohibition of “pornographic” behavior.

3. Chat Random

Chat Random

Chatrandom has some big goals; one of which is to become a household name like Facebook, Twitter, or Youtube. This is another web cam site that pairs users up with another random user. It came into existence as an alternative to Chatroulette that they claim were changing the rules too often.

To meet their goal, they are connecting people from all over the world and adding new countries and languages all the time. They are also adding additional web cam and chat services to meet the expectations of anyone looking for such a service.

4. Tworl


This site claims to make it easy to connect with new friends in ways that are not currently possible on Facebook or other social networks. They do this by randomly connecting users with their instant messenger, right in your own browser.

While not offering video or audio chat, this is more like the AOL instant messenger. Users will create a profile which will then be searchable by other members but you will control what information is available. It’s a fun way to meet and talk to strangers.

Faceflow Video Chat

5. Face Flow


These guys are taking social networking to a new level by allowing users to have video chats with up to 3 people at a time. Users can now create a searchable profile and are encouraged to share their favorite pictures and Youtube videos.

Beyond being just another webcam chat service, this site is more in line with the great services offered by Skype. Video conferencing with up to 3 parties is just one of their many options. Text chat and one on one video chats are another. But to make things more interesting, Faceflow has released a multiplayer game called Flappy which looks pretty tough.

6. Hey People


This site claims to be an “experimental and non-commercial project.” There are no ads and the site is set up for random chat with strangers. It has an easy user interface and to get started you just create a quick and easy registration where you choose a username and password. Once you are ready, you have the option of connecting with a random stranger based on your choice of the following interest: Nothing Special, Dating, Small Talk, Freak Show, or Adult Stuff.

Once you make your selection, just click the “ZAP” button and you will be connected. If you like the person you are connected to, you can click the “Friendship” button and you can meet this person again. If you don’t like the person you connected with then you can click the “Blacklist” button and you will never be connected to that person again. It’s a simple and easy way to start video chatting.

7. iMeetzu


Here you can find random live video chats as well as text chat rooms which make it similar to Omegle and other video chat services but iMeetzu takes goes one step further. After the randomness, you are offered a free online dating or friend finder social network.

This is one of the fastest growing sites of this kind with over a thousand new members joining every day. Whether you are looking for dates or just trying out your lines before you jump back into the dating pool, this is a close as you can get to practicing face to face.

8. Chatrad


These guys claim to be a G-Rated version of sites similar to Chatroulette and are pretty tough on users that misbehave. They want people to behave as they do in the real world and in the real world people don’t go running around naked or trying to expose themselves at every opportunity… at least not in my world.

Chatrad is still a random video chat site but with its 24/7 team of moderators, they are keeping it clean and staying on course with its vision of a site where those under 18 can enjoy chatting with people in a safe environment and protected from adult behavior, as well as a site for adults to connect on special interests rather than sexual proclivity.

Facebuzz Video Chat

9. Facebuzz


This site bills itself as sort of a game. It is a random video chat network but it also allows the user to rate each other which make it a pretty fun place to meet interesting characters. I think most are looking to make other people laugh and they do some outrageous things and wear some pretty clever costumes and disguises.

Facebuzz puts a pretty fun spin on speed dating which is sort of what this is. Once you find someone you like or find interesting, you can add them to your friends list and request a mutual friendship. More than anything else, this is a place where you can just be a goofball and have some fun.



This place is another random webcam chat site that is heavily moderated to keep it clean. Like some of the other sites mentioned, you are randomly paired with a stranger. If you don’t like what you see then you press the “skip” button and you move on to another random person.

Bazoocam offers a few multiplayer games that you can join in as ice breakers or if you are bored talking about yourself but if you are bored then they suggest doing something out of the ordinary, but keep your clothes on. Try putting on a costume or play some of your favorite music. Heck, play the guitar or a kazoo and you will find many people to talk to.

Things to Consider

  1. Don’t do or say anything you will later regret.
  2. Your chat, text, audio, or video, can be easily recorded and used against you.
  3. If you are being bullied, report it and blacklist the user.
  4. Do the same if you witness someone being bullied.
  5. Don’t share personal information with anyone you don’t personally know. Professional scammers will phish for your information.
  6. Don’t leave anything personal in view of your video chat, such as family photos or any other sort of detail an abuser can use to track you down.
  7. Teach your children how to be safe while using any of these services. While most of them are heavily moderated, there are still some clever deceivers out there that are predators.
  8. Have fun… that’s what it is all about.

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sunilkunnoth2012 20 months ago from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India)

Interesting and Informative. Hence shared. Thank you for this post.

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Suzanne Day 20 months ago from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Lots of useful review here! I usually use Messenger or Facebook MSN, but it is not quite real time and you can't just chat to anyone if you feel like it because people are a bit cautious sometimes and are not expecting to! Thanks for the information and voted useful.

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Richard-Bivins 20 months ago from Charleston, SC Author

@sunilkunnoth2012 Thank you for the read and visit.

@Suzanne Day Thank you as well. I normally use Google Hangouts or Skype but this is different. As a fiction writer I find it useful to play around on these random chat sites to get a feel for current trends and language usage/slang... but besides that, they're just plain entertaining.

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Manikandan001 20 months ago from India

Good information for us. I was also using other sites. Interesting hub which gives good exposure. Most of here i viewing as first time, i was searching for this. Thanking you very much.

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Richard-Bivins 20 months ago from Charleston, SC Author

Glad I could help Manikandan001... thanks for the visit and comment.

Ozon91 20 months ago

I love chatting with a lot of people...

For supporting my chatting hobby, I use phone which I bought here

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WestelCS 20 months ago

Well said! There are plenty of software companies today’s are talking up marketing personalizationand provide great video chat websites like Omegle available for fans of video chat. Hence allow us to easily connect with others in a fun and safe environment.

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Chriswillman90 20 months ago from Parlin, New Jersey

A lot of good info on these kinds of sites. I myself have never tried them but many people I know have and they're looking for the best and safest way to do these chats. I know the last thing they want is to be exposed to something pornographic. I enjoyed reading this hub voted up.

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Tannai Hatembo 20 months ago

I liked this article, but wasn't too fond of how it brings light to talking to strangers. That can be incredibly dangerous. Yes the internet is a great place to be social...from a distance. It's also a great resource for meeting strangers for business related matter. I'd love to read an article about how to be more social and meet people outdoors written by you. Despite the subject, your writing is very informative and engaging.

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Richard-Bivins 20 months ago from Charleston, SC Author

@Chriswillman90 Thank you for the visit and comment and I agree that finding safe places to chat is very important.

@Tannai Hatembo Thank you as well. While I point out some safety tips in the Things to Consider section, I'm sure there are many points that could be added. I have an article in process that sort of meets some of your expectations, at least on the professional level. I'll have to put some thought in the live social meets as it would be hard to anything other than a generalized piece for certain age groups as there is no 'one size fits all' to the subject.

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RonElFran 20 months ago from Mechanicsburg, PA

In one way these sites are like ham radio, which I was involved in as a teenager. You could put out a CQ (which says I'm available to talk) and connect to other hams all over the world. The difference, I think, is that there was a common core, and an implicit code of conduct, among ham operators that just connecting to random people doesn't provide. I probably won't be joining any of these sites any time soon, but I enjoyed learning about them.

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Richard-Bivins 20 months ago from Charleston, SC Author

Thank you RonElFran... I believe most of these sites are meant to provide some sort of entertainment since most of them recommend users to wear costumes or masks or play an instrument... I have used them to survey people's interests on certain subjects and even to spread the word about a certain topic. You would be amazed at how many people would click through to a link from a direct request.

Peter 5 months ago

I prefer random chat If you lost connection with stranger you can will leave a message - it's good idea, missing this on omegle chat.

Adventures of darkness 2 months ago is a relatively new chat site, that is trying to build its community, the actual site is quite small, population reaching 25 tops, the creator of this site really needs some more people, everyone there is friendly, and we are looking to build socially. The RP features are also incredibly useable, and its truly a knit tight community. Please check out this site, there are no ADs, we are just looking to work with people, and make a lovely, family friendly site for all.

alex 5 days ago

The best now : Flirt and chat with strangers live

Nelso 5 days ago

yeah derpiness

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