Omegle

Do you like to talk to random people? If so, then Omegle is for you. Omegla has been around for almost 10 years now, it doesn’t have the popularity or name recolonization like Facebook, Instagram or Snapchat but it is a widely used website.

According to the website ranking site Alexa, Omegla is in the top 4000 visited sites. Which is pretty good with the billions of sites out there.

Omegle is an application that connects two random individuals. The site was started in 2009 by Leif K-Brooks.

It was initially started as a text chat program, but the program’s capabilities expanded to include a video/webcam option.

They don’t require you register to use the service, which is the reason so many people have tried and used the service and continue to use the site.

What’s Omegle used for?

Omegle is a video chat site/tool, if you been online for a while, when AOL was around, its sort of similar to that, but with a video component added to it. Omegle is a chat tool that people who are looking to video chat with others use to connect with each other.

The site is built to be mobile ready, you do not need to download any apps to programs to use it. In order to connect to others on video you need to have cam operating.

They also have a chat portion which anyone can connect to and start chatting with random individuals. 

If for some reason you are not interested in chatting with the person, you can click on the stop button in the lower left hand corner of the box, then esc and that will take you to chat with other individuals.

Is there an Omegle app?

One of the nice things about Omegle is that you don’t need an app to use the service, you don’t need to download and install any programs. The site while built for the desktop also has web based versions available for mobile phones. So it doesn’t matter how you connect, they will redirect you to the correct version of the site in order for you to have the best user experience.

Can someone hack me through Omegle?

Yes an No. Confused? We will explain. While the chances of being hacked through the website is very low or almost none unless the site is somehow hacked, which in today’s time is not that rare occurrence.

The most likely way you would get hacked is by oversharing personal information with strangers. If you remain cautious while using the service, don’t disclose any personal information or visit any links that they provide, your chances of being hacked are very slim to none.

Is Omegle dangerous?

No, Omegle is not dangerous in in the sense that your computer would be exposed to hackers or virus types of dangerous.  However, some of the conversions people have can be considered on the adult side and not suitable for all individuals.  You also have to be aware of bots promoting themselves on other social media platforms.

Is Omegle text chat safe?

Unfortunately, not really. Many people believe that Omegle is anonymous and will send you sexually explicit messages.

We cover the anonymity issue below.  There are also many bots on the platform promoting adult sites, which don’t make for a very safe environment. So when you start using the service, expect the chats to be raunchy at times.

Is the site anonymous?

Sort of, While you don’t need to give your name, or any personal information to use the site. Omegla does archive your chat conversations. Which means if you give any personal information to the person your chatting with, that information will be archived on Omegle’s servers.

Do conversations get saved?

According to security researcher Indrajeet Bhuyan, a person’s chat conversations do get saved, even if your not the one saving the conversations, the company is saving them though. What that means is that your conversations are not as private as you may have expected nor are they as anonymous as you may have wanted them to be.

What does that mean?  It means you should use caution when using the site, you should be careful what you disclose to strangers, as you should be to anyone you randomly meet online.

What VPN works with Omegle?

Many people feel safer using a VPN, or have to use a VPN if the site is blocked by their ISP. When you look for which VPN to use, you want one that is fast, with a good connection and uptime. Our research indicates that ExpressVPN fits that bill. Connecting through ExpressVPN will give you access to Omegle.

Conclusion

Omegla is a popular site that has been around for 10 years, while fads in the internet space come and go, this one is standing the test of time. Largely due to never getting the super hype that other social sites received. The site is fun to use and just like talking to any other random individual you meet online, if you use caution, don’t disclose personal information, don’t click on links then your experience is likely to be safe and fun. 

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