Chatroulette is an online video chatting website that randomly pairs users with other users from around the world. Visitors can initiate an online chat instantly from the website and they will be paired with a random user. If the user doesn’t like the current chat then he can cancel it anytime and initiate another random chat. Most people visit the website for time killing but this website is very addictive and once you start using the website for a few days, you become addicted to it and visit it regularly.
The website was launched in 2010 and in just a month or so, the website gained as many as 1.5 million active monthly users. It was founded by a then 17-year old Russian teenager, Andrey Ternovskiy, whose idea turned out to be so brilliant. At the start, the platform turned out to be quite famous worldwide without any sort of advertising due to the fact that this was a new thing that was introduced and most people like. Also, it became viral in its start due to the fact that celebrities would randomly join the website and match with their fans and have chat with them.
In the spring of 2020, Chatroulette was relaunched with new features, a new look, and a reliable and modern platform. The number of users has grown tremendously and is expected to grow continuously. Currently, Chatroulette has about 3 million active monthly users from across the world. Unfortunately, the text chatting feature has been removed and is not available anymore. You can just audio/video chat with users across the website.
For anyone to start chatting on Chatroulette, they just need a PC or laptop with a webcam and internet connection and they can instantly start video chatting. Of course, the option to show yourself on video totally depends on you. You will be connected randomly with a user across the globe and because the whole process is totally random, you never know with whom you are connected.
Besides, the website does not require registration of any sort or age verification. You can just visit the website and instantly start chatting with our users. However, to start a chat, facial recognition is there and you need to confirm it before you can start chatting. The previous layout of the website is now gone and replaced by a new platform that only has webcam screens. The only requirement for initiating a chat is facial recognition, other than that you needn’t provide any username or any other information.
The website added the report feature which allowed users to report someone and if three or more users complain about the same person within five minutes then that person is temporarily banned from the website. The website also took measures to prevent inappropriate content on the website and to make it as modest as possible. The website also prevents underage users and has a system that says “Search rejected due to the detection of a possible under-age face” whenever it detects an underage using the website.