17 Best Free Chat Apps to Talk With Strangers for Android & iOS

Would you like to find new friends among people you`ve never met before? It can be so easy to search them online using your phone while you are at one of these places: home, or office, or the queue in the bank. There are many stranger chat apps that can help you to find true friends or even a romantic partner in another country or nearby.

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Some of these apps let you share your photos and check photos of others. A number of these apps are anonymous and give you a chance to share your secret stories and hidden worries with someone you don’t know, where you are not afraid of being judged. In this post, we will share the 17 best stranger chat apps available to download for Android and iOS users.

Wakie

Wakie was originally introduced as an unusual alarm app in which you could request a call from a stranger waking you up. Now, it is not only an alarm application but a big community of people sharing ideas among each other.

All users can create an interesting topic to discuss with someone via their responses to it. This way you are likely to find a good conversational partner according to your interests.

The app main features:

  • People of different nationalities and languages all over the world.
  • Different subjects to discuss: from language practices to life-related issues.
  • Ability to see real photos of users, their age, gender, and interests.
  • A user still can request an alarm call from a stranger at a particular time.

Someone who has just learned how to play guitar can create a topic so his or her performance could be evaluated and/or supported. Those who struggle with some personal issues or situations and have no one around to share them with can also find support among Wakie users. A safe and private environment is guaranteed.

The app requires users to register via Google account, Facebook, or mobile phone number. It’s well designed and has many functions you will spend some time getting familiar with.

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Reddit

Reddit is an enormous collection of different communities that share ideas, photos, and videos. There, you can register anonymously by creating a nickname for yourself.

At Reddit, you can upvote and downvote, share, and discuss posts to highlight the most interesting or important topics for you. The app consists of an infinite scroll of breaking news, videos, and GIFs that are high speed-loaded. Search for the most relevant subjects for you and subscribe to subreddit with interesting content.

The developers have recently added a Chat and Community Group Chat where you can get in touch with people who share your interests. Chat is free and syncs across all of your devices.

With the app, it became easier to find a matching friend and have one-on-one conversations about games, sports, or beautiful subjects.

What the app allows you to do:

  • upload photos;
  • create stories;
  • make funny posts and memes;
  • check and vote the news;
  • join the chat with individuals or whole communities.

All app features are free including the Chat but you can purchase a premium version to get access to extra features and get rid of advertisements.

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MeetMe

The MeetMe application can help you find new friends with similar interests and who are located nearby, so you can meet them somewhere in your neighborhood. Through this app, now you can find a partner for running or cycling much easier than before.

The app supports a wide filter where you can set all parameters for better results:

  • Gender: You will be suggested to select either male, or female, or both, to start a conversation.
  • Age: set a suitable age range.
  • Location: set the location you want to chat with people.
  • Orientation: heterosexual, or bisexual, or homosexual.

There are many interesting filters that you can use to refine your search in regards to one’s relationship status, height, body constitution, education, religion, and race.  However, such parameters can only be set after purchasing a subscription for 4.99$ a month.

The MeetMe app, all the same, is considered to be more like a dating service application where you can either meet people or keep chatting anonymously.

The app is very popular and has been downloaded for more than 50 million times. It’s supported on both Android and iOS devices and it’s free except some of the premium version features. It will require you to complete a registration process by entering your name, email, gender, and location. You can also get started by using your Facebook account.

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Tinder

Well, Tinder is known worldwide as a dating app… And actually that’s what it is. However, here you also get a chance to talk to strangers – if you want to just talk you can write it on your profile (or not). No one makes you go to the dates anyway:)

Here is how it works: you create your profile and start browsing through the app liking people by swiping their photos left. If the person you liked will swipe you back you will get a “match” and you will be able to talk to each other. Tinder claims to have 26 million matches every day.

However, if you want more people to talk to you it’s better to use your real picture – so here you talk not to complete strangers, you actually get to see a person you are talking too. The only disadvantage of Tinder is in order to see people who liked you first you need to buy a subscription.

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Whisper

With the Whisper app, you can share or discuss very sensitive information about yourself that otherwise, you can`t discuss with no one around you. The application is very popular among both Android and iOS users.

The app allows you to do many interesting things:

  • Join a community with the same interest as you. It can be the community of vegetarians or vegans where you can find new recipes for yourself or share your own ideas for a nice meatless meal.
  • Create your own community if you could not find one of your liking in the database and then share it via Social Network to increase its popularity.
  • Share your location so it is shown for a nearby app user who can be your potential chat friend.
  • Have a talk with a stranger anonymously whom you can choose by his or her Whisper (a new post with photo and quote).

Whisper picture is a random photo or your selfie with some text as an invitation to have a chat. Receive new messages from new people after creating your own whisper post.

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RandoChat

RandoChat is a simple dating app for those above 18 years old. To gain access to the app’s chat bar, you will be required to register via your email or Facebook account. Also, the app has strict rules stated right after the registration and preceding the actual access to the app content.

How the app works:

  • First, you will need to agree on the three rules by checking them one after each other: behave good, respect others, and enjoy life;
  • Then, you will press the Search button;
  • Lastly, the app opens a chat with a stranger that it picks according to your profile. Thus, remember to fill in the correct data.

Despite that the app requires users to be 18 years old or above, it strictly forbids to upload sexual photos into your user profile. Create a nickname for yourself, add age and gender, and set the gender for those who you are looking for, otherwise, the app will present you with chats with both women and men.

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Rooit

Chat and play with strangers all over the world with the Rooit app. It is free and supported by both platforms, Android, and iOS. It has been downloaded more than 100 thousand times and continues to be popular among its users.

When you find an online friend, check if he or she shares the same interests in games. The Rooits is an unusual app where you can break the ice during the game, personal test, or quiz.

This modern app has a built-in assistant chat robot that will guide you through the app features. With its help, you will get a clear idea about the benefits you can derive from using this program.

There are also some chat groups as Student life chat to engage more people by similar interests. The app support team provides good service by responding to users’ questions and complaints.

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Chatous

Chatous is yet another free stranger chat app that allows you to search for people with similar interests. The significant feature of this app is its function to create hashtags and match with strangers with the same hashtags. The principle of the search looks similar to the Instagram hashtags system.

But in Chatous you are searching for people who have matching interests. The app covers hundreds of countries all over the world giving you a chance to find a new friend or even a life partner in another country.

The app main features:

  • Create or select a hashtag stating your interest.
  • Be anonymous if you want and have an option to change the nickname at any time or to end a conversation.
  • All chats can be synced to the Chatous web platform.
  • In chat, share your personal photos, videos, audio messages, and even videos from Youtube.

The app is free, but to customize your search, you will have to buy a premium app version.

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Badoo

The Badoo app will be a good fit for you if you are searching for not just an internet chat friend but for a potential date candidate.

Badoo is considered the world`s biggest app for anonymous online and offline dating. Up to 400 thousands new users join the app daily. So, as the number of its users growing to be more than 400 million people, it gives you a better chance to find a new friend or a date wherever he/she is located. Add your location and search for your match nearby.

Each person is allowed to send a maximum of 2 messages if the other side doesn’t answer. All accounts have to be verified by a photo, or Facebook account, or a phone call. It’s recommended to ask a selfie before starting a new deep conversation with a stranger.

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Frim

Frim is the app that helps you meet new people. Well, of course, you start with the chat, but this chat is going to be local because the main perspective of this app is to meet new friends. The app is especially convenient to use when you are traveling – this way you can easily meet locals!

Thus, it is recommended to create a trustworthy profile so people would be sure they are talking to a real person and would reply to you. You can also create the group chats up to 50 people. By the way, the messages here are self-destructing and the voice messages are also possible. Frim is available only for iOS.

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Qeep

The developers claim that it is not just a simple chat space but a dating service. With the Qeep, you can search for someone in your area and arrange a date immediately. Or, you can wait before arranging a date and keep talking to a new person, so you have more time to get to know each other.

The developers claim to have strict rules that prohibit sexy or nude photos in a profile. The app lets you search for people by interest as well. Certainly, this option is valuable because it’s great to find someone who loves to do the same stuff as you do.

Your interest can be anything, either cycling, or jogging, or maybe theater, or art. Get to know each other, check if your interests really match, and arrange a date to do activities you both like.

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Rave

Well, this app is not only the chat app, this is not its main function. By the way, have you ever faced a situation when you were a fan of any TV series that no one of your friends has been watching? And you never had anyone to discuss how Joe broke with Sam in the last episode. The developers of Rave have solved this problem,

Rave is a social app that allows you to watch your favorite Netflix shows together with other random people and chat with them while you are watching it. It is a really cool idea since this way you can find dozens of friends that you can discuss your favorite series and you don’t even need to real your personality!

This is how it works: someone (for instance, you) need to create a public room with scheduling the common watching of a certain episode of a certain TV series. Schedule the time and the announcement will be done in the app. Then those who want will join and the chat will be open under the player – there you can talk as much as you want!

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Azar

If you’re looking for a video chat with strangers and nothing else then Azar is an excellent choice for you. It is claimed that more than 10 million users chat in this app, even though it is not very promoted on the media. Azar is similar to Tinder in some sense because here you also need to swipe left to start a video chat with a person who liked you.

However, Azar is not dating app, it is a random video chat app. Among its other advantages, it is possible to highlight the user-friendly interface and the overall efficiency of functionality. What is more, during the chat you can apply different filters, stickers, and backgrounds, just like in Snapchat – make your conversation more fun!

The only thing you should be concerned about while using this app is that it has the typical flaw of any random video chat app – there are lots of psycho people in here. If you feel uncomfortable during the conversation or you generally don’t like the image that you see don’t hesitate block and report.

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hi5

hi5 is another random chat app but it’s the main goal, probably, dating. Well, just like many apps of this type it claims that it is suitable for just a random chat and meeting new people, however, any app where there is the word “dating” in the description is quickly turned into a dating app only.

So, if you are looking for a random chat with strangers with a perspective of dating, you will like hi5. It is quite popular on Google Play, so you will have plenty of people to get acquainted with. Here you can filter people by location, age, and others, you can search strangers according to your interest.

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Skout

Skout is a very popular free stranger chat app that can be viewed as a social media platform. It looks a bit similar to Facebook. You can create posts with photos and descriptions to get more likes and become more interesting to people.

Get in touch with strangers all over the world or nearby, make new friends or search for love with the Scout app.

Main features:

  • Search and chat with new people choosing them by interests and location.
  • Monitor those who checked out your profile.
  • Browse profiles, check information and photos and save favorite users.
  • Broadcast LIVE through the app and be shown to thousands of people.

The app is a bit heavy requiring a certain amount of space on your device memory. The Scout app is compatible with iOS and Android devices, including tablets. You will be suggested to subscribe to the premium package or you can earn points to unlock some of the premium features.

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Anonymous Chat Rooms

Get to know more new people with the Anonymous Chat Rooms app created for Android users only. The app’s main idea is to share your hidden thoughts and emotions with a stranger anonymously, so no one can judge you or tell your secrets to people you may know.

There is a personal chat room where you play truth and dare game revealing your secrets and confessions. You can choose an animal avatar instead of your real photo and create a nickname unrelated to your real name.

Search for people from different countries and have a talk with strangers. There is a strict policy about inappropriate content that is being monitored. All of your data and chats are secured.

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Lovoo

Lovoo is a stranger chat app that was announced as the Best dating app of 2018. It’s a free app with many features that simplify the process of befriending new people.

Create your profile adding an attractive photo and interesting information about yourself to increase your chance to be noticed by a nice person. The built-in Radar can help you find a potential match nearby.

Swipe through the list of people, see whom you find attractive, and start a chat. The free version of the app lets you start no more than 3 new chats daily. So if you want to increase this number subscribe for the premium package and get more features such as a possibility to see those who checked out your profile.

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