Best Apps like Omegle for Chatting with Strangers – Omegle Alternatives

Omegle is a free online chat website which allows users to connect with others across the world at random.

It’s a way for people to make friends online, and can be used either as video chatting platform or simple text chat.

There is no need to register meaning it’s quick and easy website to use, however, this does often result in people abusing the site as they know there will be no repercussions due to the anonymous nature of it.

While Omegle is the most popular website out there that offers this service to individuals across the world, there are other options out there if you feel like you’ve had enough of it.

In this article, we are going to take a look at the best Omegle alternatives out there and tell you a little bit about each one. Let’s get started.



Holla is almost a like-for-like alternative to Omegle in almost every way. The premise of the site is that you connect to strangers at random across the world via video chat.

The website is free to use without registration, however, you do have the option to register for an account by linking either your Google or Facebook account which gives you a couple of options which can help you to meet likeminded users.

In order to use the Holla website, all you need to do is head to the website, grant access to your laptop’s webcam and then hit start.

To sign up to an account you need to click on the three lined icon on the upper right hand side of the screen and link your Facebook/Google account to the website.

This will then allow you to search for specific genders during the chat search.

There is, of course, a downside to both the anonymity factor that the site provides and the fact that you can search for certain genders.

These two features combined could lend itself to people who are interested in unsolicited activity.


Chatroulette is another random video chat platform which pairs users with each other from all corners of the globe.

Where Chatroulette differs from Omegle and Holla is the fact that everyone who uses the website is required to sign up to an account using personal information.

While this personal information won’t be shared with those you match up with, it does provide Chatroulette with a point of reference for those who partake in illegal activity while on the website.

Chatroulette offers users with the ability to filter who they are paired with by location, meaning that you can avoid all users from countries where a different language is spoken.

The site, however, doesn’t offer any sort of filtering system beyond that, meaning there is no way of influencing who you will be paired with in terms of gender, age and sexual orientation.

During conversations on Chatroulette, users are able to kill the chat if they a) don’t like what the other person is sharing on their webcam and/or b) don’t like what they are saying to them on text chat.

If something particularly disturbs you then you are able to report the user right away.

Additionally, the website possesses a strong moderation system, meaning all illegal activity should be blocked fairly swiftly without the need to report.


Chatous is the first platform on this list that is exclusively a mobile phone app as opposed to a website.

Chatous is free to download on iOS and Android devices and is a free video and/or text chat platform that pairs users together either randomly, or via a variety of optional filters.

To use Chatous, you don’t need to have an account but by signing up to one you are able to purchase tokens which allow you filter down who you are paired with based on gender.

This can either be a great tool for girls who want to avoid talking to creeps, or a dangerous tool all the same for said creeps.

Either way, Chatous does offer this feature so bare that in mind when considering your Omegle alternative.

One really cool feature on Chatous, though, is the fact that you can link up with users based on a shared interest.

To do this you need to select the search bar on the top of the screen and type in a particular of interest of yours and select the hashtag option.

For example, if you want to pair up with someone who is interested in football then you would type in ‘football’ and then select ‘#football’ from the options provided.

The app will then link you up with anyone else who has typed in #football into the search bar and you can be rest assured that you are talking to someone with similar interests to you.


Yalla is the final platform that we’d like to bring to your attention and just like Chatous, it is exclusively a mobile phone app.

It will sometimes automatically download in Arabic, however you can change the language of the app once you’ve downloaded it – and it is well worth downloading.

Yalla offers users the option to have randomised video chat on a one-to-one basis like all of the platforms already discussed while also throwing in randomised group chats to the mix too.

Yalla also possess a multitude of chat rooms covering a variety of topics which users are free to join if they are looking to talk to likeminded individuals on topics that particularly interest them.

In many ways, you could look at Yolla as a video chatting version of Reddit. It allows for video chats with random strangers online, and the user experience is amongst the best you’ll find with online chat rooms.


LuckyCrush is a chat-based platform that connects men and women from around the world through live video chat. It offers a random chat system, in which male users are paired with female users, and vice versa. It’s a kind of “virtual speed dating” site.

Its main feature is the anonymity of the interactions. Users don’t have to provide personal information or make an account to start chatting, and they can disconnect from any conversation at any time. This creates a safe environment for users to interact with people they wouldn’t normally meet.

LuckyCrush uses a freemium model, meaning it’s free to use but offers extra benefits for users who pay for a premium account. These can include priority access to the platform during peak times, no time limit on chats, and more.


MeowChat is an exciting and fun chat application that allows users to connect with individuals from around the world or those nearby.

In MeowChat, users can create their profiles and post status updates, similar to other social networking sites. They can also send text messages, voice messages, and pictures to their friends or to new people they meet on the platform.

The app’s standout feature is its ‘random chat’ option, which connects users with random people from anywhere in the world for a one-on-one chat.

The app offers both individual and group chat options and has a gamified element, where users earn points for being active on the app. These points can be used to unlock features and earn rankings.


Shagle is an online chat platform that offers free live video chat services, enabling users to meet new people worldwide. The service aims to provide an easy and quick way to start communicating with others using your webcam.

One of Shagle’s key features is the randomness of the chat. Users are paired with a random person for a video chat, allowing them to meet people they might never have encountered otherwise. Users can filter their matches by gender and location if they wish to customize their experience.

Another highlight is the anonymity the platform provides. Users do not need to create a profile or provide personal details, which helps to protect their privacy.

Like many such platforms, Shagle also has a premium membership that offers more features and benefits, such as an ad-free experience and the ability to reconnect with past connections.


Tinychat is an online video chat community platform where users can communicate via instant messaging, voice chat, and video chat.

Here’s a brief overview:

  • Functionality: Tinychat allows users to create their own chat rooms or join others. Each chat room can accommodate up to 12 video feeds and audio feeds.
  • Chat Rooms: Users can set up their own chat rooms on any topic or interest. These rooms can be public or private.
  • Broadcasting: Users can broadcast their video and audio feeds for others in the chat room to see and hear. They can also view the broadcasts of others.
  • Accessibility: Tinychat is available both as a web service and as an app for iOS and Android devices.
  • Features: Apart from the regular chat features, Tinychat offers features like screen sharing, which is useful for presentations or sharing content with others in the chat.
  • Safety and Moderation: Tinychat allows room creators to moderate their rooms, which means they can ban or mute users if necessary.
  • Popularity: While it might not be as mainstream as some other social platforms, Tinychat has garnered a dedicated community of users since its inception.

Remember, as with any online platform where you’re communicating with strangers, it’s essential to be cautious and prioritize your safety.

Never share personal or sensitive information with people you meet on such platforms.


To conclude, if you are sick of Omegle but want to still chat to people across the world, then there certainly are a whole host of options available to you. If you want to just video call your friends, then you could just download Zoom.

Or, if you like speaking to randoms but don’t necessarily require video, then you might want to find some Kik group chats to join. A chat room allows for online chatting, even if you’ve got no-one to talk to.

So, if you are looking for a similar experience to Omegle but with more moderation and accountability then we would suggest Chatroulette. However, if you’re looking to connect with people based on your interests then we would suggest that you give Yalla a go.

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Andy is a Professional Content Editor with expertise in a whole host of areas (or so he tells us anyway). His main interests are sports, tv/film and social media. He has reviewed over 100 apps so far for Apps UK.

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