Chatroulette is an online resource that allows anonymous video or text communication. The principle of selecting an interlocutor resembles roulette, that is, the chat visitor meets a completely random interlocutor who is currently online.
Among such chats, Chatroulette has the largest audience. Daily attendance chat is more than 2 million people.
What do you need to communicate in Chatroulette?
Initially, you have to take care of the technical equipment: a computer, a laptop, a tablet or other gadget with a webcam.
Before starting a conversation, check a microphone, speakers and a video camera. The device must have the latest version of Adobe Flash installed. Enter www.chatroulette.com. It is not necessary to register on the site, it is entirely anonymous.
The site will request permission to use the webcam and the microphone. For permission, just click “Allow” (“OK”, “Accept”).
Two black squares will appear on the screen. In the top you will see the window of the interlocutor, the bottom will display the data of your camera. To activate your camera, click on the ‘Preview your webcam’ button. Immediately take care of the lighting, your appearance and surroundings. Try to look tidy and hide the mess, if there is one.
To start the conversation, click on the ‘Start’ button. The inscription ‘Smile at the camera :)’ appears, and, after just a few seconds, your interlocutor will appear in the upper window. At the same time, your camera must see you, otherwise the connection will not be established by giving the error ‘Search rejected because no face was found. Please try again‘.
If for some reason you are not satisfied with the user, you can end the conversation by clicking on the ‘Stop’ button. The ‘Next’ button will allow you to go to the next random friend.
How to make communication enjoyable
Follow generally accepted rules of communication. Be polite and friendly, show an interest in the interlocutor.
Chatroulette is a completely anonymous resource. To communicate on it, you do not have to register. Unfortunately, this attracts a huge number of scammers, intimate communication lovers, exhibitionists. Therefore, be prepared for the fact that when you go to communicate with another interlocutor, a rather unpleasant picture will appear in front of you.
In addition, do not disclose information that can help to identify you, financial information, address to random partner.
Despite its disadvantages, Chatroulette is a useful resource that will help you to get to know people from different countries, to improve your knowledge of foreign languages, or just to help to pass the boring evening.