What is Omegle?
Omegle was a free online chat website (optimised for mobile) that paired two random users together in a text and/or video chat. You could add topics you wished to discuss to find users with common interests. There was an ‘unmoderated section’ for video chat, which included prominent links to sexualised content on third-party websites. Once you finished chatting, you could 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 used peer-to-peer technology that required a user’s IP address. Users may have encountered sexualised content and inappropriate behaviour anywhere on the site. Omegle did not verify the age of users.
Omegle is no longer operating as of 9 November 2023.
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.
Last updated: 19/02/2024