Emerald Chat started out in 2015 with the self-proclaimed title of “The Best Omegle Alternative”. Not much info is given out by the staff on the website, and much is said about them in general over the internet.
They offer 3 modes as of this writing: 1 on 1 text chatting, Video Chatting, Group Text Chatting.
Among the features that they include on the chats are gender filtering, user karma (much like a forum), and interest matching. When you join you are assigned a temporary username as well, which you can change later.
As of this writing, they mention that “We’re currently working on our iOS, android and desktop apps. Watch this space for updates!”.
They have an established community which can be a good option for you as well.
My 2 cents
It’s hard to build a community that offers a good atmosphere. It’s even harder to attract people who just want to talk for the sake of talking (without any ulterior motives).
Emerald Chat, proclaiming itself as “The Best Omegle Alternative” sounds like a bit of a stretch (even though it is a very nice alternative). Omegle has a really big userbase, and it’s really hard to moderate everyone that ends up there.
Although it has a much smaller user base, from my experience, it still shows a lot of obscenity (video 1 on 1 part). This is a common issue with all video chats out there, and Emerald Chat still struggles with this.
The matching by interests is a very neat addition although the top interests almost always contain some sort of adult content.
The karma system is a good addition but it’s also a double-edged sword. Here’s what a review from SiteJabber says about that:
“If you use Emerald chat, you’ll find out. It’s a fun website for the first few minutes until you piss off some girl with 11000+ karma points in group chat, then you get a 24-hour ban…” – Ando P.
I agree with this 100%. It is a neat system if you’re on the good side of such users, but bad if you’re on the end of the spectrum.
As many of the reviews and from what I’ve seen, Emerald Chat does endorse a bit more of the flirting vibe, which makes it harder to find people to have friendships with. If that’s your cup of tea, then Emerald Chat can be a nice place to be.
Advice when using Chatzy
My advice when using Emerald Chat:
- Avoid identifying or giving out personal information about yourself. (general advice for any chat website like this)
- Try to get on the good side of high-karma users. They can get you banned and there’s nothing you can do against that.
- Try out the different modes they offer to get to know which one is the best for you.
From the reviews that Emerald Chat has, you can definitely see what I’m talking about here.
Emerald Chat Stats
Usage by countries:
- United States
- United Kingdom
Global classification: ~40K
Total visitors (avg): ~600k/monthSocial presence:
Most common audience interests:
- Video Games Consoles And Accessories
- Electronics and technology
- News and Media