Omegle is a free online chat website that allows users to communicate with others without the need to register, using text mode or video mode. The service randomly pairs users in one-on-one chat sessions.
Website URL: http://www.omegle.com/
You must be over 13 to access Omegle. Parental permission is suggested for those under 18.
Registration is not required to access the website.
In an Omegle text chat, the following information is made available to other chat users:
Chat messages are screened by an automated system for spam. In general, messages are not stored, but messages which are flagged by a as suspicious may be stored indefinitely, and select messages may be read by a human being to improve Omegle's anti-spam software, or for other quality control purposes.
At the end of an Omegle chat, users are given an option to save the chat's log and share the link. Understand that strangers can potentially tell other people anything you tell them—whether by sharing the log, or just by repeating what you said—and be careful what information you reveal to them. It is also possible for other users to take screenshots of video chats, or to use third-party software to record them.
There is no report function apart from a feedback section on the home page.
A warning on Omegle’s home page:
'To help you stay safe, chats are anonymous unless you tell someone who you are (not suggested!), and you can stop a chat at any time. Predators have been known to use Omegle, so please be careful.'
Right: an example of the feedback form on Omegle's website.