Omegle

App review by
Chris Morris, Common Sense Media
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Anonymous chat app filled with inappropriate conversations.

Parents say

age 16+
Based on 17 reviews

Kids say

age 16+
Based on 7 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this app.

Educational Value

Omegle wasn't created with educational intent, and we don't recommend it for learning.

Ease of Play

Using the app is as simple as typing in interests and starting a conversation. 

Violence

Strangers you chat with might threaten or describe violence in detail, sometimes in a threatening manner. 

Sex

The app is filled with people searching for sexual chat. Some prefer to do so live; others offer links to porn websites; and since the chats are anonymous, they're often much more explicit than they might be with someone who can be identified. 

Language

If a word is obscene, it's used by these users. They also can be inventive with their dirty-word vocabulary. 

Consumerism

Users may post links to pay websites. 

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

Users will happily discuss their favorite drugs of choice, often boasting they're using them or drinking alcohol as they type. 

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Omegle is an anonymous chat client with which users discuss anything they'd like. See our website review for more infromation.This can easily result in conversations that are filled with explicit sexual content, lewd language, and references to drugs, alcohol, and violence. Many users ask for personal data upfront, including location, age, and gender, something kids might supply (not realizing they don't have to). Adults wishing to chat anonymously may find use in this app, but kids should be kept far away. 

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byGomez J. July 27, 2017
Adult Written byOmmmoooo O. July 8, 2017
Teen, 15 years old Written byjocelynlit March 16, 2017
Teen, 13 years old Written byYounat3 May 28, 2017

Terrible

This app is TERRIBLE. I would NEVER recommend it to anyone of any age. Users get away with things you would be banned for on other social media sites. I wouldn... Continue reading

What's it about?

Users list subjects of interest to them, and the app pairs them with people who have selected the same. From there, users are free to say whatever they'd like, which can sometimes be inappropriate for children. Finding sexual, obscenity-laced, and otherwise inappropriate content is very easy -- and isn't something users can filter out or see coming. Users can drop out of conversations very quickly, though.

Is it any good?

There's one advantage the OMEGLE app has over its website parent: It doesn't use the phone or tablet's camera, meaning you're less likely to see nudity. Other than that, it's filled to the brim with inappropriate content, including graphic conversations about hardcore sex, violence, drugs, piracy, and more. It's an app children should be kept far away from. 

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Is there anything to be gained from talking to strangers on an uncensored chat site such as Omegle? What makes people say silly or ugly things to complete strangers? Read our tips on social networking.

  • Revisit Internet rules of safety, including: Never share your real name, age, phone number, or address with people you don't know.

App details

For kids who love friendship and creativity

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