To help you stay safe, chats are anonymous unless you tell someone who you are (not suggested! Predators have been known to use Omegle, so please be careful.
If you prefer, you can add your interests, and Omegle will look for someone who's into some of the same things as you instead of someone completely random.
Meanwhile, the average video chat lasts 15 minutes.
Well, either way, it looks like the idea of video chatting with strangers is alive and kicking in the form of mobile app Vive.
The Berlin-based startup has closed a $1.5 million funding round from a number of prominent Eurpoean angels.
A little bit like Couchsurfing, but with video chat, not plane tickets,” he says. Instead of random connections we carefully curate a community of people that share our values of curiosity, respect and friendliness –- and then use our data to introduce people who have a lot to talk about with each other.” In other words, while the mission is perhaps the same — to help eliminate “loneliness and boredom,” says Aschentrup — Vive is built on of top of the , matching people based on their interests rather than being purely random. “Nobody wants to chat in front of a computer,” he adds.
Like Airtime before it, however, Vive requires you to log in via Facebook, where it pulls in your Facebook interests and other demographic info.
Keen to stress that this isn’t Chatroulette all over again and that lessons have been learned from Airtime’s model, which relied heavily on Facebook’s social graph, Vive co-founder Arnd Aschentrup likens the i OS app to “couch surfing” but remotely via video.