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StrangerMeetup Review October 2019

Do you want to gain more friends but too tired to actually go out? Lucky for you, StrangerMeetup has got your back! It is a place where you can chat with strangers and meet new people without leaving the comfort of your room Unless someone you chat asks to meet you in person, of course. 

The site primarily aims to help people make friends regardless of distance, age, and location. It provides chat services for everyone to enjoy. Just like most chat providers, StrangerMeetup allows you to chat with anyone anonymously. Relatively, you must remain careful and cautious when giving personal information to people you talk with. 

It is quite nice to know that you can make friends with people you haven't even met yet. But is StrangerMeetup a safe place for forming friendships? Or is it just a site full of scams and pervs?

Registration

  • One minute registration
  • Register with just a valid email address
  • No basic information needed
  • Creating an account is not required
  • Email verification will be sent
StrangerMeetup Registration

Creating an account on Strangermeetup is not required, but non-members will only have limited access to the site. Signing up and creating an account for the site is quick and easy. You do not need to provide any information about yourself, and you do not have to answer questions. With just a valid email address and a unique username, you can enjoy chatting with strangers through chatrooms and private chats. 

The site is not that strict in letting people join the community. You only have to validate the email address you have provided before you can enjoy all the site's features. 

Profile Information

  • Members can post a status on their profile
  • People can comment and like your status
  • Everyone can take a look at profiles
  • You can upload profile photos
  • Profiles are not detailed
StrangerMeetup Profile

You must be wondering why StrangerMeetup has a profile section since it's just a chat provider. Well, the site is a little different compared to typical chat sites. On StrangerMeetup, you visit the site not just to chat with random people for fun, but also to befriend and keep in touch with them. Thus, the need for a profile section. 

The profiles on the site are basic; it only contains information like location, user type, gender, and a short about me section. You can also upload a profile picture if you want to. The site is not that strict on the type of photos you can upload, so you can upload any image you want.

The site is pretty much like a social networking site, where you can add people as your friends. Your friends' list appears as your "Contacts" on your profile along with your "Recently Chatted" list. You can also see people's status updates on their profiles. So if you want to check what someone is up to, you can visit their profiles and hope they added it on their status.  

Chatting and Staying Connected

  • Anyone can use the "Chat with Strangers" feature
  • Multiple chatrooms available
  • Only members are allowed to join chatrooms
  • You can create private chatrooms
  • Photos can be sent via chat
StrangerMeetup Chatroom

The site has free messaging features available for everyone. It has a "Chat with Strangers" feature that even non-members can enjoy. With this feature, you are randomly matched with a stranger from anywhere in the world. 

Reports say that this feature used to be a nice medium for meeting friends, but lately, all you encounter are horny men hoping to find girls who are down for a sexy chat. Nevertheless, the site only allows consensual photo exchanges, so there is a small chance of you receiving unsolicited nudes from strangers. User reviews claim that you can still find a decent one-on-one chat, but it is quite rare.

If you want to meet people who are less likely going to ask you for naked selfies, you can try and join the site's public chatrooms and make friends there. To have access to the chatrooms, you must create an account first. 

There are a lot of privileges for site members. If you are a member, you can:  

  • Build a profile
  • Add friends
  • Keep a contact list
  • Create private chatrooms

With an account, you will be able to fully utilise the site's features, especially the ones available for chatrooms.

Special Features

StrangerMeetup has interesting features that can be quite rare for sites that offer chat services. Not all its features are for anyone to enjoy. Some of them are only available for the site's members.

Chatrooms

StrangerMeetup members have access to chatrooms and can create one. There are two different chatroom types available on the site:

  1. Public Chatrooms - the site only has three public chatrooms: Lobby, Friendship, and Dating. These are the chatrooms that any member can join. You can access these rooms by clicking "Chat Rooms" on the menu bar.
  2. Private Chatrooms - These are the chatrooms that members create. Unfortunately, these rooms are not available for everyone. Unlike on other sites where the available rooms are listed, on StrangerMeetup, you will only have access to a private chatroom if you have the link to it. 

You can create your own private chatroom by going to the Lobby and changing the last word on the URL. Load the link, and you will be redirected to your private chatroom.

Friends/Contact List

Members are free to send friend requests to people they like, even to those they only met on 'Chat with Stranger.' This feature allows you to keep chatting with the people you find interesting and stay friends with them. People you add as friends will appear on your profile as your contacts.

Chat with Strangers

This randomly connects you with a stranger for a private one-on-one chat. This feature is available for both members and non-members.

Send Photo

One good thing about this feature is that you cannot just send photos to anyone. To receive photos, you must first request for one. In that way, no one will be able to send you photos unless you want them to. 

App

  • Free to download
  • Available for iOS and Android phones
  • Very similar to the desktop version
  • Easy to use and navigate
  • Cannot send photos
StrangerMeetup App

The StrangerMeetup app offers all the features available on the desktop version. It allows you to chat with strangers, add people as your contacts, and join public chatrooms. The mobile application has a user interface that is pretty similar to the web version. It is easy to use and navigate, making it a good option for those who don't use their desktop that often. 

Everything is quite functional for the app except for the sending photo feature.

The request for photo button works, but once you try to send one, it gets a little tricky. It might be a glitch on the app, but every time you attempt to send a photo, no prompt appears. 

Overall, the app is quite good especially for quick messages and catch up with friends. 

Field Test

I am a social butterfly, but ever since I started working in the office I hadn't had time to go party and make new friends. It made me kinda sad that I don't get to converse with people anymore, at least not as much as used to before. One boring day at work, I had this crazy idea that maybe I can go make friends with strangers. So I did a little research and found this site. I fell in love with it from the moment I created an account. I made so many friends. And some of them I have already met in person. 

The site has a fun and friendly community that is open to any kind of conversation. Of course, you still encounter some horny dudes trying to get naked pics of you (even if you hadn't told them that you're also a guy), but that's normal on sites like these. The site has saved me from boredom a million times. It's probably one of the best chat sites I have ever used  - Jo (27)

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Costs and Prices

Using StrangerMeetup is free of charge.

Summary

StrangerMeetup is a free online platform where you can chat strangers, create private rooms, and keep contacts of people you meet on the site. The site offers different services that both members and non-members can enjoy. 

It is probably a good site for making new friends and keeping you company. Its active chatrooms will keep you entertained, anytime. But, if you are looking for a serious relationship and not just casual conversations, you might want to check our Dating Sites category.

FAQ

Usability

Who can use StrangerMeetup?

Anyone is free to use the site. It is open to those who want to connect and chat with other people.

Do I have to register an account to use the site's features?

Creating an account is optional and you can still use the chat feature without creating one. However, without an actual account, you cannot keep your contacts and join public chatrooms.

How do I sign up an account for StrangerMeetup?

To sign up, go to the site and click "Create an account" and fill out the required fields.

Can I add friends?

If you have an account on StrangerMeetup, you can add people you meet on the site as friends. To add a friend, click on the + button at the left part of the box where you type your messages and select "Add Friend."

Is there a StrangerMeetup app available?

Yes, you can find an app for this site on GooglePlay and the App Store.

Why do I see people with profile pictures? Can I upload one for myself?

You can upload your profile picture if you sign up an account for StrangerMeetup. To upload, just go to your account settings and add a photo you like. 

Can I send photos through chat?

Yes, you can send photos through private chats on StrangerMeetup. But you can only send images if the person you're talking to requests for one.

Chatrooms

Can I create my own chat room?

Yes, you can create your own chatroom, but this will not be displayed on the site. If you want to find people to come join you in the room you created, you can share your link to your friends or share it on your social media accounts.

How can I create a chatroom?

To create your private chatroom, go to "Chat Rooms" and click the lobby option. Find the field with the URL and edit the word "lobby" to any chat name you want to use. Press enter and the page will refresh to a new room with the name you chose. Share the link to other people, and start chatting.

How do I leave a chatroom?

If you want to leave a chatroom in StrangerMeetup, all you need to do is click on a different link that leads to another page.

Security and Privacy

Is there a way to block a specific member on StrangerMeetup?

Unfortunately, the site does not have a block feature. But alternatively, you can remove members as your friend, and that will keep them from ever messaging you. Unless you match with them on "chat with stranger," which is not likely to happen again.

Do the administrators monitor my chatrooms and conversations?

Yes, chats and chatrooms are monitored by StrangerMeetup's administrators. They do so to keep the site a friendly place for a meetup.

Is it possible to delete my StrangerMeetup account?

Yes, you can choose to delete your account. You can do that by going to your profile settings and select the "Delete My Account" option.

How do I change my password?

If you want to change the password that you use for your StrangerMeetup account, go to your profile settings and click the "Reset Password" link. Fill out the fields with your new password and click "Save."

Cost

Do I have to pay to become a member?

No, you don't. StrangerMeetup is completely free for everyone.

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