In early 2021, Omegle started trending on Google. It was becoming popular on social media platforms like TikTok, especially amongst young teens.
Omegle is a website which allows you to communicate with strangers one-to-one online. It matches ‘You’ with a ‘Stranger’, and there is the option to chat or video call. If you submit your interests, you may be matched with a ‘Stranger’ with similar interests. Otherwise, your match is randomised.
The website is popular with teenagers and there are many YouTube ‘reaction’ videos, which sometimes gain millions of views. Omegle ‘pranks’ are also popular on TikTok. For example, the hashtag #omeglepranks has over 129 million views to date.