Omegle Video Chat Website Review

The inception of Video Chatting

Though there were companies like Microsoft and Yahoo present before 2000 which allowed users to connect globally and chat from anywhere online, the need for a video call or video chat with people still needed to be addressed. In 2003, Skype Technologies launched Skype in an attempt to cater to this need of people worldwide and they did succeed to some extent. However, because of Skype’s complex methods of registration and configuration of settings, not many people grew fond of it. Moreover, Skype was more of a formal video calling platform and less of a casual video chatting one.

With the passage of time, people kept searching for easy-to-use video chatting platforms, which would serve as good Skype alternatives on one hand and on the other hand, an increased number of software companies, developers and computer programmers kept experimenting with online video chatting websites offering solutions to users worldwide.

Omegle

Omegle and Chatroulette were many of the likes which were created to address the video communication problem across the globe. However, Omegle took over the internet by storm, and its popularity surpassed all others. Since the day it has been launched, Omegle’s popularity grew by leaps and bounds, and its growth shows no signs of slowing down till today. Currently, precisely 10 years after it was launched, Omegle has a total of 20,000,000 users worldwide.


  1. History of Omegle

  2. Omegle Mobile App

  3. Omegle Today

  4. How Omegle Works?

  5. Talk to Stranger

  6. Private Omegle Chat Room

  7. Age Restrictions

  8. Review of Omegle Website

  9. Disturbing Taglines

  10. Chat for Fun

  11. Text Chatting

  12. Privacy

  13. The journey from Start till Present

History of Omegle

To dig deeper into its history, Omegle was developed by an 18-year-old tech geek named Leif K-Brooks. K-Brooks was an aspiring computer science major who had been writing computer programs and testing them online in the past as well. Omegle, however, was a project that turned tables for him and earned him recognition worldwide.

On 25th March 2009, K-Brooks, who had been working on the idea of an online video chatting platform decided to launch his platform called ‘Omegle.com’. Omegle was initially launched with the web address http://www.omegle.com/. It gained soaring popularity within 5 days of its launch. After its first week of launch, Omegle had approximately 1800+ people using it to go online.

Though K-Brooks’s main aim behind Omegle’s creation was to allow people from diverse backgrounds around the world to have friendly video conversations with each other, the platform was reported to have been used for not-so-friendly purposes as well.

Incidents of bullying, trolling, hate speech, unwanted nudity, spamming, harassment, vulgarity, and dissented sexual advances took place within the first 5 days of the website’s launch and were brought to the developer’s notice. In an attempt to resolve these issues, K-Brooks issued an online statement on 30th March 2009 in which he assured his platform’s users that he will come up with solutions and deal with these problems as soon as possible.

Omegle Mobile App

In 2013 Omegle’s mobile app was launched. The app was available for both Android and iOs users and was compatible with all kinds of smartphones and handheld devices. Though initially, it was priced at $0.99 for iPod, iPad, and iPhone users, its latest version at Android stores remains completely free to download and use. The Omegle app offered the same features as the Omegle.com website. These included two chatting modes; normal mode and spy mode.

While ‘The Normal Mode’ allowed two randomly paired people to chat normally while remaining anonymous, ‘The Spy Mode’ allowed a person to ask a question, and two random strangers would be paired to talk about it unless they decided to terminate the chat. This question would then be posted to two other randomly paired people online. However, the person who asked the question was not allowed to partake in the conversation though they were allowed to read the messages of the two people chatting. In addition to all of it, Omegle’s mobile app came with a lighter version too which was called Omegle lite. The specialty of this version was that it took up less space and would load easily.

Omegle’s mobile app also had a ‘College Student chat’ or ‘dorm Chat’ option and allowed college students to chat with each other.

In 2017, Omegle.com had a major remake, and it was re-launched from the web address https://www.omegle.webcam/. The new version of the website had its policies and purpose modified.

Omegle Today

As of today, Omegle allows its platform to be used for friendly flirting with thousands of people logged on to it from Canada, Italy, Spain, India and the rest of the world. However, the website has established certain rules, which include the prohibition of trolling and bullying. These rules might get users banned in case violations on their part are reported. Moreover, Omegle’s mobile app is nowhere to be found and no downloadable links can be traced. In fact, the website clearly states that users can use it over their browsers without having to install anything on their mobile devices or PC.

How Omegle Works?

When it comes down to operation, Omegle’s new website is simple and easy to use. No complex installations or processes involved. Users can access Omegle simply by going online and visiting https://www.omegle.webcam/. The website can be easily accessed from all sorts of devices, which include iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, laptop, PC or a smartphone. It is also compatible with all major browsing platforms including Chrome, Safari, Internet Explorer, and Yahoo.

When users visit the website, they are presented with multiple chatting options. These include text chat, video chat, top chat rooms, private chat, free chat, registered premium Omegle chat rooms, and simple, free and unregistered ones. After users make up their minds about which option they want to begin with, the landing page consists of respective ‘Chat Now’ tabs to be pressed.

Talk to Stranger

One of the tabs on the Omegle’s website labeled as ‘Talk to Stranger’ leads users to another page, which asks them to input their gender and language preferences. Once the users have input that information, the page is redirected to another one where they are asked to either register for a premium Omegle account or proceed to sign in with the free one. Once a user signs up with Omegle, whether for the free or premium account, they are allowed to video chat via webcam or text chat via their ‘Messages’ tab. Users can change their language preferences anytime and are encouraged to find strangers with