What is Omegle?
WARNING: Users may encounter sexualised content and inappropriate behaviour anywhere on the site. Omegle does not verify the age of users.
Omegle is a free online chat website (optimised for mobile) that pairs two random users together in a text and/or video chat. You can add topics you wish to discuss to find users with common interests. There is an ‘unmoderated section’ for video chat, which may include prominent links to sexualised content on third-party websites. Once you finish chatting, you can select all the chat text (to copy to the clipboard) or download a PNG image of the chat text (making it easy to share online). The video functionality of Omegle uses peer-to-peer technology that requires a user’s IP address.
How do people use Omegle?
Learn more about the benefits and risks associated with how people use anonymous messaging and video chat services like Omegle.
Omegle is used for: anonymous communication, messaging/online chat, online relationships and video calling.
How can you report online abuse or block someone?
- Reporting violations and abuse
There is currently no way to report a user within Omegle.* The community guidelines provide a contact email address to report safety concerns. However, these guidelines currently state Omegle is ‘not responsible to you as a user for enforcing’ its community guidelines.
- Blocking users
There is currently no functionality to block users.* You can end a chat session by pressing ‘stop’ or closing your browser tab.
How can you protect your personal information?
On the homepage Omegle states they do not recommend you tell people who you are.
Key safety links
- Community guidelines
Outlines what is and isn’t allowed on Omegle.
- Terms of service
The terms you agree to by accessing Omegle.
* At the time of writing.