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.

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.

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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.

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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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You can also check: 5 Best Apps to save snapchats for Android&iOS 

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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 for subreddit with interesting content.

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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.

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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 suitable age range.
  • Location: set the location you want to chat with people.
  • Orientation: heterosexual, or bisexual, or homosexual.

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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.

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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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Omegle

One of the oldest chat apps that randomly chooses a chat partner to you. Omelge is a free application created just for iOS users.

Now you can easily find new friends all over the world regardless of their language and gender. If compared to previous applications, this app seems to be one of the simplest with its primary purpose to just get in touch with strangers. You can choose an avatar and fill in the profile information, choosing what other people are allowed to see.

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The application will pick a random person for you to chat with. After that, it is up to you whether to keep talking or close the conversation whenever you want.

Omelge doesn’t support group chats, so it’s just a one-on-one chat program. The app is free and easy to use, but some features like filter parameters are available only in the premium version.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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This modern app has a built-in assistant chat robot who 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 complains.

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Chatous

Chatous is yet another free stranger chat app that allows you to search for people with similar interests.

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The significant feature of this app is in its function to create hashtags and match with strangers with the same hashtags. The principle of the search looks similar to 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.

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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.

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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.

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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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InMessage

The inMessage is yet another dating app to search for a match by location. Or, you can stay anonymous and keep chatting only in the digital space.

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InMessage features:

  • Chat anonymously with people from different countries or search for someone located nearby.
  • Users can “like” each other profiles and then check the list of people who gave them the Like. There is also Like + which shows an increased interest. Swipe right to like someone or left to pass to the next profile.
  • Create a personal design for each chat by changing the theme or adding bubbles and stickers.

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The premium package will let you boost your account and popularity to get more benefits from the app like a better chance to find a true friend.

You can also check: 13 Best Apps for video chatting like Facetime 

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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.

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The developers claim to have strict rules that prohibit sexy or nude photos in a profile.

The app lets you search for people by interests 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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BeeTalk

BeeTalk Is one of the biggest communities of people who are connected by interests. It’s not a simple stranger chat app. The app includes different communities you can join according to your interests. There are also some group chats where you can participate in group discussions.

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Inside the chat, you can use different stickers to spice up the conversation and add some fun. The app support calls via the app. Another significant and attractive feature is that you can doodle with your chat buddy. Create a graffiti using editor interface to send pictures to each other.

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The app has a built-in radar to search for new online friends near your location.

The app requires registration via a phone number that will be verified. The special code will be sent to you to open the app again.

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Holla

Holla is still a relatively new application with an innovative idea to chat with strangers using video. It runs on Android and iOS. It’s considered to be a dating app but it is up to you whether you want to meet these people in real life or no. The design of the app is amazing and full of modern effects. The app itself is simple and works smoothly.

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You can set your location to be able to find matches in or close to your city. The main idea of this app is video and voice calls, so make sure that you are ready to be seen by strangers.

You can search for someone you like to have a chat with by swiping to the left and then checking who is nearby. You can press the Heart button to “like” profiles or you can press ‘cross’ to remove profiles from the search. Add a selfie, your correct age and make your profile visible for others in your area.

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The app premium package opens more features: unlimited chats, no ads and the ability to search people in any place of the world.

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Hitwe

Hitwe is a free and popular app that is well-supported by smartphones and tablets.

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The app main features:

  • Instant chat. Start a new conversation with people all over the world.
  • Photo album. Upload as many photos as you want to boost your popularity.
  • Stickers. Talk with friends using stickers and emojis to make the chat more creative.
  • Profile visitors and “likes”. You can see those who have visited your profile and pressed “like”. You also will have a list of those who have liked your profile to chat with them whenever you would like to.

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The developers added a game to make the app unique and entertaining. You can create your pet and care for him purchasing different supplies using app points.

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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.

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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.

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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 for 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 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.

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Search for people from different countries and have a talk with strangers. There is a strict policy about inappropriate content which 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.

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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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