This action connects your Omegle use to Facebook, and Facebook friends could potentially see Omegle activity on your profile.
From there however, anything goes – certainly a chat participant may decide to give their name, location, age and other personal information.
I tried it a few times by clicking on the link to start chatting with a stranger.
It has been said that knowledge is power, and that applies to any area in life.
Of course, it is important to arm and prepare, but it is even more important to constantly learn new aspects of survival.
Omegle is not okay for kids – unless you are okay with your kids chatting with complete strangers. Omegle has been around since 2008, with video chat added in 2009.
When you use Omegle you do not identify yourself through the service – chat participants are only identified as “You” and “Stranger”.
Omegle is a website that allows you to chat with a random stranger.
So right away we have probably answered the question in the title of this post!
Using video chat requires that your computer’s IP address is made available to the stranger’s computer: “Omegle video chat requires a direct connection to be made between your computer and the other user’s computer…”This is the warning received when initiating an unmonitored video chat:5.
At the end of an Omegle chat, users have the option to save the chat’s log and share the link.
The shortcut Ctrl-H will open the browser history in Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Safari. Keep in mind that savvy kids may know how to delete their browsing history. I was curious to know if the parental control software I use on our family laptop would allow my daughter to visit the Omegle site.