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9 Sites Like Chatroulette

Updated on November 10, 2015

Other Video Chat Websites

Tired of using Chatroulette? There are plenty of great video chat sites like it available. Use these chat websites to meet random new people, talk with friends (or make new ones), or find people with similar interests.

Chatroulette is a popular video chat site that allows users to chat with random people in a safe and friendly online environment. The website's audience grew rapidly which led to the rise of a number of alternatives trying to provide a better user experience by incorporating a number of additional features.

I've had many fun nights on the website's random chat feature — you meet some amazing, funny, and definitely weird personalities while visiting these sites and hopping online with a bunch of friends makes it an even more enjoyable experience.

Browse the collection of websites featured here and stop by the comment section to share any sites that we missed.

5 Video Chat Safety Tips - When Using These Sites Remember:

  1. NEVER give out your personal information.
  2. Don't click on any links that your chat partner shares.
  3. Always report users that are breaking the rules.
  4. Don't forget that you can disconnect at any time.
  5. Read the Terms and Conditions of each site carefully.

9 Chatroulette Alternatives

Other Popular Websites For Webcam Based Chat

1. Paltalk

Paltalk is one of the leaders in the video chat space with millions of people using their powerful software to chat with others through chat rooms. At any time, you'll find well over 100,000 users online which makes it one of the most popular chat programs around.

In addition to the PC/Mac software, Paltalk is also available on iOS and Android devices, making it one of the very few with this cross platform functionality. For those that don't want to download anything, Paltalk Express lets you do everything in your browser instead.

Using this site is extremely easy with thousands of video chat rooms that you can browse based on interests, this makes it easy to find others with similar interests to ensure chats are fun and friendly. From here, you can move to other chat options such as offline messaging friends or create your own chat rooms on your favourite topic (or privately).

For meeting new people and high quality video chat nothing compares to what this site has to offer.


2. Omegle

Omegle has long been one a very popular site. They are a free online chat website that is very similar to Chatroulette, allowing you to communicate with others without the need to register (but still providing a safe environment through other means and features).

This site has been live since 2008 as a text-based chat system. They introduced video chat into its system in 2009, and more recently the website has added mobile capabilities, allowing people to chat from their iPhone and Android devices.

Omegle also includes the unique Spy Mode, which connects three people at random. From here one stranger asks questions for the other two users to discuss. This is always a fun experience, and can generate some interesting and fun discussion on topics (most often current affairs).

Users can also connect with Facebook which lets you to chat with people that have similar interests.

This is currently one of the best alternatives available. Fans of random video chat will feel at home on the website.


3. Chat Random

Chat Random is another popular website that offers some extra features compared to some of the other sites that are featured on this page.

With Chat Random, you can chat to strangers from the anywhere in the world, allowing you to make new friends that you would never have discovered otherwise.

The site is also considered to have the best uptime and speed in its niche so you'll never have to worry about the site going down or being slow.

Chat Random is completely free and does not require you to register an account so that you can get started instantly which makes for an easy sign-up process.

The site also displays the host country of each person you talk to, allowing you to easily find people within a desired country. If you are interested in browsing users easily based on country then this site is a perfect option.


4. Funyo

Funyo combines a number of social networking features with random video chat to create one of the more unique and social focused website alternatives.

On Funyo you can use the chat roulette feature to meet new people, group chat with up to four strangers, filter through guy- or girl-only chats, browse users within your area, and participate in video chat rooms. These customisation options for finding people is definitely the strength of this platform.

This site offers a great social community similar that allows you to easily connect with people that you know or meet new people. Best of all, it is completely free to use. If you love being a social butterfly then Funyo is definitely for you.


5. Chatville

Chatville is one of the few sites that markets itself to adults, so please confirm that it has what you are looking for before joining this website.

There is a free webcam community where you can chat with people form all over the world while making new friends on this site. It also supports up to four-person chat, as well as private one on one video chat.

Chatville is split into a number of categories allowing you to find users with related interests. While you don't need an account to get started by registering for an account, you can unlock messaging and other chat options to enhance your Chatville experience.

If you are searching for a mature website to meet new people and just hang out in a friendly environment then then this is right up your alley.


6. FaceBuzz

FaceBuzz considers itself the ultimate alternative and focuses on creating a speed dating style video chat website.

This site has users from a variety of countries to keep your chats random and always interesting. During peak hours, FaceBuzz easily reaches thousands of online users making it one of the more popular sites featured on this page (except Omegle of course). It also has its script available on its website, so you can integrate it into your own website as a webmaster.

If you are looking to integrate your own random chat web experience into your website or just looking for another active random chat website then FaceBuzz has you covered.


7. Bazoocam

Bazoocam tries to change the video chat industry by incorporating simple games into the chat client to help break the ice.

The site will pair you up with a random stranger to chat with, or you can choose to restrict yourself to people within your geographical area. On it, you will have a variety of fun experiences as you talk and play games with other users.

Bazoocam is also one of the safest sites thanks to the dedicated moderating team and the hefty ban penalties (20 days compared with only 30 mins on other video chat sites).


8. Zupyo

Zupyo supports random video chat, but also offers the ability to browse users based on tags and keywords. This allows you to easily find people that share your interests.

These keywords can include your location, a particular interest, or even random gibberish so you can easily find your friends. Unfortunately this site has yet to generate a large audience, meaning it can get a little quiet during off-peak US hours.

Currently the site is also lacking moderation, so be sure to adhere to the video chat site tips at the beginning of this page if you decide to use this site.


9. CamSkip

CamSkip is another one of the free sites that allows you to easily chat with random people from around the world. They support text, audio, and video chat — so communicating with other people has never been easier.

The site allows you to filter the age, sex, and even the location of users. So, finding people is extremely easy. CamSkip also offers a handful of customisation options allowing you to customise your experience.

This site is completely free and doesn't require registration to get started.


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Which Sites Have You Used? Share Your Thoughts On Random Chat Sites

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      3 years ago

      Zupyo is the same as chatville, get banned after a week for no reason then they ask you to unlock your account by paying.

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      4 years ago

      Great <3

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      5 years ago

      the best is:

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      6 years ago

      I think you need to check out - Speed Dating Online!

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      6 years ago

      video-dating .org is a really nice site

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      6 years ago

      I haven't tried the video chat sites yet, will have to check them out.

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      6 years ago

      I appreciate the info.

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      6 years ago

      well done


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