What are the best apps on iPhone for chatting to random strangers?

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    #1ListsChats

    ListsChats

    ListsChats allows users to search for people on different social instant messaging networks like WhatsApp, Skype, Snapchat, Viber and more. It also allows users to choose their preference such as country, age range, and more.

    Websites

    Free

    Andrew James
    Written on November 4, 2017
    "Looks lik eit would be great to find those long lost friends!"
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    #2Chat for Strangers

    Chat for Strangers

    Chat for Strangers is a helpful app to make new friends. You can select the people by filtering their age. Also, the app lets you make video chat and share images.  

    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Roy Mills
    Written on October 20, 2017
    "Good but the face cam thing scares me I don't like it when they just call without asking and I don't do the cam can you add somthing like a switch so you can enable and un enable it? "
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    #3Chatous

    Chatous

    On Chatous, you can chat with people from all over the world about the topics you care about. The Chatroulette app for iPhone and Android allows you to protect your identity through anonymity or by changing your display name at any time.

    Apps

    Amazon, Android, iOS

    Free

    Jane Hou
    Written on August 31, 2018
    "For my iphone7, I use chatous since this is what my friend introduced to me. And I've been hooked because it more of a text chat, so no pressure on how I look and where I come from 😛"

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    #4Tinder

    Tinder

    Tinder is much more than a dating app where you can meet new people and locals around you. You will be able to see lots of profiles based on your interests and choose only those you want to meet and know more about.

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Free

    Raúl Contreras
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "Social media is invading everything, especially dating. People love people, but they're scared of them, or don't know how to meet others. Enter apps like this, which apply technology in an effort to make money off how much people want love. Log your pictures, enter some details, and then wait for people to contact you. If you're really cute, why would you use it? Especially if you don't want to wade through all the hopeful contacts. If you're not, who's gonna contact you? All in all, an idea that sounds like it might work, but really it's just more of the same. But now with extra loss of privacy, which is a 21st Century bonus. I couldn't uninstall this fast enough."
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    #5Fav Talk

    Fav Talk

    Fav Talk is a Chatroulette app that lets you meet new people according to your interests and chat with them. The messaging app for Android and iOS lets you add people to your chatting lists and accept or refuse people searching you.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Brenda Hunter
    Written on August 31, 2018
    "I like Fav talk because it lets you choose your own preference, I mean we don't want to chat someone far older than us right so yeah that app feature is really interesting for meee"
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    #6Monkey

    Monkey

    Monkey is an app that lets users meet strangers online. This works by letting users accept a video chat and talk with a stranger for 15 seconds. If both persons are still interested to know more about each other, they are allowed to add them.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Jacqueline Castillo
    Written on August 31, 2018
    "This would have been better if they also feature an option for text instead of video. I mean sometimes I'm just afraid to see things I'm not supposed to see. Anyways its a good chatting app for talking with strangers and it's actually installed to my iphone!!"
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    #7Anonymous Chat Rooms, Dating

    Anonymous Chat Rooms, Dating

    Anonymous Chat Rooms, Dating is an app developed by AntiChat, Inc. to help you connect anonymously with people around the world. The app also lets you find group chats according to your proclivities and interests. 

    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Craig Allen
    Written on October 12, 2017
    "So far this app has been very fun for me and I have yet to have any issues. It reminds me of the “good ol’ days” back in the late 90’s/early 00’s when I used to go into chat rooms similar to this on dial-up internet! Anyways, I’m enjoying it so far (when I have the time for it) Give it a try! It also seems to be really safe and the team does what it can to keep it that way! Team— do not let negative reviews/comments get to you!!! Use them as motivation! Especially if you know that what’s being said is false! Keep up the good work! "
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    #8HOLLA

    HOLLA

    HOLLA is a funny and addictive random video chatting app, where with one tap, you can meet fun and interesting people from all over the world in seconds. The Chatroulette app is available on Android and iOS devices.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Maria Fox
    Written on August 31, 2018
    "Holla has a lot of users in our place so its the more chance to meet someone you're compatible with, LOL. Also the video feature is better for me since it lets u see immediately if you're talking to a real person or they're just fooling you!!"
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    #9IMVU

    IMVU

    IMVU is an app where you can create and customise a 3D avatar and then use it to chat and interact with other IMVU users. You can change up your look as many times as you want, with both free and pay options.

    Apps

    Web, iOS, Android

    Free

    Carl Ray
    Written on October 27, 2017
    "I like that folks do not really know who you are"
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    #10Bored Chat

    Bored Chat

    Bored Chat is a free chat room app that allows users to chat with other people, all around the world. You can chat with specific people and block those who you don't want to talk to.

    Apps

    Amazon

    Free

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    #11Omegle Video for iPhone and Alternatives

    Omegle Video for iPhone and Alternatives

    This article, that you can read on How to chat online website, is a guide which features a list of Omegle alternatives for iOS devices: HOLLA, Chatous, Tango, WeChat, ooVoo and Camfrog.

    Articles

    Laurana McInes
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "You can learn how to use Omegle on iPhone with a browser app. There are also alternatives."

Summary

Best What are the best apps on iPhone for chatting to random strangers
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1ListsChatsWebsites 67 Free
2Chat for StrangersApps 29 Free
3ChatousApps 22 Free
4TinderApps 16 Free
5Fav TalkApps 14 Free
6MonkeyApps 14 Free
7Anonymous Chat Rooms, DatingApps 14 Free
8HOLLAApps 13 Free
9IMVUApps 7 Free
10Bored ChatApps 0 Free
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