If the word “Omegle” doesn’t mean anything to you, don’t despair. It is, after all, rather unorthodox compared to your typical chat site name. According to Wikipedia, the founder choose this name as a “combination of the words omega and mingle.” Knowing this, of course, causes the name to make more sense to the average user. But with such an unsual name, could this site be any good? Frankly, it’s amazing! Omegle is one of the most popular chat websites on the web, and it uses a “random” or “roulette” format similar to the infamous Chatroulette. However, there are key distinctions between Omegle and Chatroulette:
- Omegle came first. Yep, it’s true, Omegle was around before Chatroulette ever hit the internets! BUT, it was text-only.
- Omegle has both text-only and video-only versions. This is great for users who get tired of showing their faces, or tired of having to mute that annoying music that’s too loud.
- Omegle has “spy mode”. This mode allows you to ask a question and then watch two people have a conversation and try to answer it, it can be very entertaining!
- Omegle has interest-based matching. You can directly type in what you’re interested in, or even use your Facebook likes! This is a great feature when you’re looking for that targeted connection, but let’s face it, sometimes you just want to go 100% random and see what happens 🙂
So there you have it, Omegle is WAY different from Chatroulette. And there are other sites out there that are different from BOTH of these, such as iMeetzu. But, we’re not going to get into all the other options right now, first you have to check out the site we’ve already been talking about! You can visit Omegle at www.omegle.com.