Bored of talking to your friends on Facebook and WhatsApp? Looking to spice things up a little?
Sometimes talking to strangers can be really beneficial to your mind. HuffPost carried an article where Prof. Dunn, working at the renowned University of British Columbia, revealed that talking to complete strangers makes us happy.
Living in the digital age has its own perks, one of which is the ability to chat with random strangers anonymously using your smartphone. Today, we will share 10 anonymous chat apps for Android and iOS with you that you definitely enjoy. Though, before we begin, chances are most of these anonymous sites might save your chats, even though they say otherwise. So, don’t say or do anything in the anonymous chat app that will make you regret later. With that being said, let’s begin.
Best Anonymous Chat Apps
Omegle one the oldest and still the most popular sites where you can talk to strangers in one-on-one chat sessions. And turns out, it’s available on iOS as well. Sorry Android users. Unlike the web version, you need to create an account in the app, by entering your username, email address etc. Although, none of that is verified, so you are free to use any random information you like. Once you login in, the app randomly paired for one-on-one chat sessions. Unfortunately, a lot of features such as – filter by gender or video chats, are locked behind the paywall.
Best for: one-on-one chat with strangers
Install Omegle (iOS)
Wakie was introduced as a non-traditional alarm app which offered calls from strangers to wake you up. It is more than just that and offers so much more. With this app, you can request strangers to wake you up with a call. You can also ask for opinions, suggestions, request for a company, and listen to other people. All of these requests are posted on a live feed board and people can tap to join. The app is not completely anonymous and you can choose to show your original profile. However, if you want to hide that you can do that in settings and hide your picture, name, and other personal details. Wakie works well and has an active community of awesome people.
Best for: requesting strangers to wake you up with a call
Reddit is probably the biggest community on the Internet where you can talk about virtually any topic. The chat rooms are a recent addition to the Reddit app and you can join the chat rooms to ask questions or answer other people’s queries. Every chat room is created around a specific topic and you can’t just drop in on any chat room and start a conversation. If you want to chat anonymously, r/anonchat is a great subreddit to start. After you’ve found a relevant chat room, you can start right from the app. You do require a Reddit account to join a chat room and you can create an anonymous ID quickly. Reddit app is free and available on the Play Store and the App Store.
Best for: Talking with people with similar interests
Whisper is one of the more popular anonymous chat apps for Android out there. It has a huge user base with a thriving community. If you are looking for meaningful discussions instead of sex and adult-related chats, Whisper is for you. Most users claim to have had meaningful conversations that had some kind of positive impact on their mind and behavior.
Best for: Chatting anonymously with people based on what’s on your mind
You can whisper your deepest desires and innermost thoughts with total strangers without having to reveal your real identity. You can find people based on topics of interests and location.
5. Meet Me
MeetMe was originally intended to be a dating site, but destiny had other plans for the team. Today, MeetMe is one of the largest anonymous chat apps with a user base of more than 100 million. Apart from meeting amazing new strangers, there are features such as counting profile views you have received, the number of admirers you have, and gifts you have received.
Best for: people who just want to casually chat with strangers
The app also features some arcade and casino based games that you can enjoy with your new found friends. Although it has a dating touch to it, it is an amazing app to meet new people and make new friends.
Another one of the anonymous chat apps for Android devices. RandoChat will allow you to meet and chat with new people, truly the anonymous way. You don’t have to create a new ID or register with an email ID. Just download and install the app, launch it, and begin chatting right away. The app will delete all your messages after they are sent to the person you are chatting with. RandoChat will also not store your IP address and location to keep you safe. RandoChat doesn’t allow nudity, NSFW, and racist content to promote a healthy and positive atmosphere.
Best for: chat with strangers near you
Install RandoChat (Android)
Anonymous chatting is fun only when you have something to talk about. Rooit is an anonymous chat app which helps you connect with people of similar interests. Unlike other apps, the app has a digital receptionist which gives you a brief tour of the app and shows you how to use it. You can play fun quizzes, chat anonymously, join chat rooms, etc. The app has a few more bots like Chef Kang who fetches people from other parts of the world with similar interests. All the chat rooms have specified rules which ensures the conversations never leave the context. Rooit is free on the Play Store and the App Store.
Best for: anonymous chat and games with strangers
If you are looking to chat with strangers and random people on specific topics, topics that you are passionate about and interested in, Chatous can help you. Sometimes, it happens that your friends are not interested in discussing things that you are interested in, leaving you wanting for more.
Best for: Chatting with strangers around the world
Chatous works like Twitter wherein you can find topics using hashtags. Upon choosing the hashtag, you will enter a chat room and be able to chat with people who are also interested in the same topic that you chose. All this happens anonymously and you can exit the chatroom whenever you want. Chatous will allow you to share audio, video, and images, and also share YouTube videos right inside the app. It is one of the best anonymous chat apps for Android out there.
Holla is the only anonymous chat app on the list that is a video chat app. Instead of communicating with text and media files, you will be video chatting with strangers. Holla is very popular with a user base of more than 10 million. It has adopted a Tinder-like interface where you can swipe strangers to talk with.
Best for: Video Chatting with strangers
Holla claims that all its users are real. You can swipe left until you find someone you want to video chat with and that’s it. It is a simple to use free app. Offensive and adult content is not tolerated which means it is a good platform if you are looking for genuine people.
The final app in our list is not exactly a chat app. Instead, Rave lets you watch Netflix and YouTube with your remote friend. But the reason to include Rave here their public chat room feature. The app is not totally anonymous though, once you install Rave, you need to create a free account and login to your Netflix. Next, you’ll see various public chat room of people watching popular Netflix and YouTube video. Simply join that room and start texting or talking while you watch. Or you can create your own chat room for the movie you like and other people can join you. The app chatting feature includes basic text chat with symbols and emoticons.
Best for: Discuss movies and YouTube videos with strangers
Wrapping Up: Best Anonymous Chat Apps
Whether you are looking for complete anonymity, chat apps, video apps or meeting people in real life, there is an app for everything. We have taken care to showcase different types of app that cater to different types of people, again with different needs. Let us know what you think, your experience, and if you know of any other good app in the comments below.