Years ago Omegle brought to the Internet world a niche that proved to be an instant hit, a website that lets you chat with strangers randomly from around the world. It became even popular when it came to android. But users have often complained about the absurd number of spambots on omegle. Deterioration due to this has made it less user friendly. Since then, numerous stranger/anonymous chat apps have been released and we have compiled a list of the best ones out there that can be downloaded for free. Check it out –
1) Moco – Chat, Meet people
One of the famous “stranger chat” apps out there, Moco has a reputation of having no fake profiles. Users are genuinely here to make friends. Chatting options range from one-to-one to groups chats, which can be done through the numerous chat rooms which you can select based on your interests. There also options to sign in using facebook or google+. But of course users can sign up with just an email too if they want to keep their whereabouts unknown. You are also given an option to add some photos or videos to your profile. Moreover, by adding your location information you can browse through random people in the vicinity who use the app. Also there is an option to play games with strangers. All in all, its a pretty cool app.
2) Meet Me
Originally launched as a dating website, Meetme is another prominent entry with a user-base of more than a 100 million people around the globe. It has a feature to see the number of views your profile has received, how many admirers you have and the number of gold stars you were gifted from other uses. This app too incorporates flash based games ranging from casino to arcade. It also has an amusing feature of earning “lunch money” which can be used on various areas of the app. Like you can “own” a friend by spending the lunch money to buy him. Other areas of the app can also be unlocked through the use of “coins” which will also increase your popularity. People who are not particularly into dating and just want to socialize can surely opt for Meetme.
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3) Anonymous Chat
As the name suggests, this light weight chat box lets you chat with random strangers with no prior information about them. Unlike other random chat apps on the list, users have no profile and directly jump to random conversations instead. Plus there are also options to select the age and the gender of the “interlocutor” you want to chat with. Conversation can also be saved through the in-built screenshot capture feature. Commonly used phrases can also be saved and edited as per convenience.
Another famous incognito chat tool is Chatous. Users can chat anonymously with others based on similar interests. This can be used through the use of #hashtags. You will be connected to the person who uses the same tag. The display name can be changed at anytime and is non-searchable to protect privacy and anonymity. Images, videos and voice notes can also be shared with an option of setting the “expiry” time, that would make the media obsolete upon its termination. This makes it comfortable to share media and makes sure it is not forwarded or misused by anyone. Its an exiting app that also keeps in mind your privacy.
Tagged is a whole social network of strangers. Based on the concept of facebook, people can put up their profiles filled with various details and befriend people from every corner of the world. Since its launch it has quickly gathered fame and today boasts a user base of 300 million people. Due to this enormous count, Tagged is also considered as an online dating platform where dates can be set up between strangers through games like “Meet”. You can also upgrade to a VIP.status where you can see who has viewed your profile and if sent messages were read.
So go out there and get yourself a whole new social circle. You will be surprised at the number of people doing the same. Though you should keep in mind about your security and refrain from sharing any personal information with people you don’t trust. Never disclose things like your street address, bank account/credit card information and phone number. While it may be fun to chat with strangers, it can also prove to be a security hazard if one is not vigilant. Therefore keep in mind these details before joining. Happy surfing.