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.

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The first thing I was asked was “asl” – meaning what is my age, sex and location. On the second test, I ended up in a brief chat with a young man, a software developer from India.

Well, that is what he said but that’s the thing – who really knows?

Therefore your conversation is not really private, and the contents of the chat including any personal information you might share can be sent to anyone without your knowledge.

You can take a look at the history in their web browser.

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.* I stood naked in front of the mirror trying to decide which swimsuit to wear.I was in Cancun at an adults only, all-expense resort, but it was on the company's dime.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.We use Microsoft Live Family Safety and her account is filtered to only allow “General internet” websites, and no social media.This action connects your Omegle use to Facebook, and Facebook friends could potentially see Omegle activity on your profile.