There are many different chat apps online, ranging from a random stranger to filtered stranger apps that focus on anything from multiple subjects, child-safe sites dating sites and adult sites.
The success of a site is based on three factors, the number of active participants at any given time, the ease of access (Registration and Pricing), and the ease of use (GUI).
In this article, I present to you the 34 leading English-speaking chat sites, which give you plenty of variety and opportunity to meet the perfect stranger.
Oh, and guess what, Omegle, Emerald Chat and some others are not featured here, that’s like featuring Google and Bing in a Search App review. Let’s give someone else a chance too, OK!?
I have arranged the order Alphabetically, this reduces any bias, except that related to the name.
Azar is an Android and iOS chat app with around 10 million registered users. This app has a gender and location filter so you can focus your search for specific reasons.
Azar includes Video over IP with 3G/4G and WIFI connectivity, and you can add friends to create a not so stranger full list. The service is secure and free with video, text and VoIP options.
Anonymous Chat Rooms
This is an anonymous random stranger chat app for Android and iOS, as the name suggests. It comes with an additional set of features including a truth and dare game, and an ask personal question chat room.
Badoo chat has over 405 million subscribers, and this makes it one of the largest there is. While it is new, it’s part of the Chinese Badoo group and is multilingual (38 languages to choose from). It comes with a neat “locational” feature for finding strangers near your location as well as a gender filter.
You have to register to use it, and they require a name, birth date, and email. You can add a photo to your profile too. Its PC, Android, and iOS compatible.
BeeTalk is a free stranger chat app that comes with a doodle and some neat stickers you can use to send during the chat.
This site offers group chat as well as create and join clubs; another neat feature is the “whisper” message that disappears after it has been read by the recipient.
The cake is an android and iOS live stream video chat app that comes with both a free and a paid-for a subscription. One interesting feature is the solo press button option that finds you a total stranger to chat with on video. This app comes with plenty of anonymous chat rooms or live public broadcast rooms you can join.
Cipher is a secure chat app, which encrypts messages, and you can safely transfer delicate information without worries of being hacked. This app secures the messages with a digital signature and a unique ID so that only people with the passcode can access the data.
Chat for Strangers by FunPokes
Chat for Strangers is a chat suite (text, VoIP, and Video) for Android and iOS users. This app gives you an age and gender filter, so you can be secure in chatting with legally aged strangers. You also get a picture sharing option with this app.
ChatOften is a popular stranger chat app for iOS users. This app lets you create a detailed profile with a photo for sharing, and has a subscription model that opens up extra functions.
Chatous is a mobile and PC random stranger chat app that syncs the chat across platforms. This is a classic random stranger app with #hashtag keyword selection to find likeminded people for a chat.
Connected2.me is a chatting app for Android and iOS users. This app comes with a shuffle option; this means you can see who is online and ready to chat. The platform is designed for chatting and flirting safely and comes with a secret, confessions or gossip mode.
Fake Chat provides you with two services, it is a direct message app for Android and iOS, as such it lets you start a chat with strangers for free. The second feature is the fake chat feature that allows you to send and receive fake media, which is often used in pranking or in hiding subversive activities.
Flurv is a stranger online chatting and dating app that connects you with users from all over the world. You can filter to meet strangers online that live near you, or just choose one of the many millions of users from around the globe. The main feature is the ability to see who looked at your profile. If you want access to all the features, you need to buy a paid subscription.
Hitwe is a small random chat app for Android and iOS platforms. It has around 10,000 users and does not restrict use. It is fast, and extremely random, and has a friend’s platform option with stickers and emojis for texting.
hi5 is an anonymous chat platform; it caters to full stranger chat, where you can hide your name, location, and other information. As such, it delivers total anonymity and provides you with a set of filters to set location, age, and gender as well as keywords.
HOLLA is one of the most popular random chat sites at the moment and sits on the top favorite lists of many sites. HOLLA lets you filter and search to the degree that others do not, as such you can focus your “stranger” on specific attributes. It also includes a feature that will disregard the finds and people you chatted with before and only give you total strangers.
Kampus is an anonymous chat app with photo sharing and the standard set of signup, login and manages profile features. Since its an anonymous site you can meet strangers without giving away any personal information.
LOVOO is a photo searchable dating site, its aimed at connecting strangers with each other based on location preference. You get to chat online, see each other’s photos and then decide to meet.
Meet4u is a flirt, date and meet chat site aimed at connecting total strangers online in Android and iOS platforms. This is a free site, and you get to share a photo, videos, voice and other media files You can also see when your matched stranger was last online.
MeetMe is another popular free stranger chat app that works on Android and iOS platforms. This is a standard app that comes in a number of language options. If you buy a subscription, you will unlock extra features.