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online chat platform Omegle has officially shut down after 14 years why know

online chat platform Omegle has officially shut down after 14 years why know
Written by Manoj Kadam
online chat platform Omegle has officially shut down after 14 years why know

online chat platform Omegle has officially shut down after 14 years why know

A well-known website named Omegle has closed down after about 14 years of operations. It was popular among people who were interested in talking or chatting with strangers around the world. According to reports, the cost of running the website and preventing its misuse was quite high. As a result it was decided to close the website. The website was started in the year 2009. Its specialty was that users did not have to give any details about themselves and they could talk to other people.

According to NDTV report, Omegle owner Leif K-Brooks said that the decision was taken because it was too expensive to operate Omegle and combat its misuse.

Omegle also became popular among people because users did not have to register to chat. The website gained popularity even during Covid-19. People confined to their homes were chatting with strangers through this website.

Not only can chat be done on this website, but users can also talk in audio or video format. Despite so many features, the name of 'Omegle' is associated with controversies. Many users complained that they had to face racism and abuse on the website. Cases of child sexual abuse also came to light citing this website.

However, the website tried to avoid these problems and increased the age limit for entry into the chat room to 18 years. Despite this, cases continued to arise because there was no requirement to verify age and that did not stop racists and others from visiting the website.

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Omegle has been used extensively in foreign countries. Probably it did not gain much popularity in India. Omegle is not an isolated case. Many such websites, which were quite popular, have been closed in the internet era. Orkut was one of them. Even in India, millions of people used to use Orkut.

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