If you love to chat on the platform Omegle, chances are that you may or may not have faced getting banned from it. Although the Omegle was created in 2009, by Lief K. Brooks. This web chat service allows strangers to connect and chat with each other over the web via text or video.
The service also added a video chatting feature in 2010 so that whenever people feel bored and don’t want to step out of the house for social interaction, they can choose to go online and log onto Omegle. You can connect with strangers based on your preferences and it also features a “Dorm Chat’ feature that allows students to chat with other students.
The best part about it is you get to stay anonymous! The freedom and connectivity it gives to the world creates a very high chance of users getting banned from the platform. You will meet every type of person on Omegle. Because the web service gives the whole world an arena to meet and greet, they have to place policies and chat moderators to protect the safety of its users. The platform warns the users that the moderators are not perfect so there is still a chance that you get to meet people who misbehave and the platform is not responsible for it.
If you are wondering why you may have been banned from the platform, listed below are some of the possible reasons:
1. You have been reported by another user
This reason can lead to an immediate ban on your account. Although you may have not done anything wrong or offensive, if the other person may have found you to be the slightest amount annoying and reported your account, then Omegle places a ban on you. This is one of the reasons where chances are that it was not your fault but every user has the ability to report you.
2. You drop too many people or people drop you alot
When you are matched with someone on Omegle, you as well as the other person can drop the chat immediately if you don’t find the conversation interesting or engaging enough. Now, maybe you are not being matched by the right person which tends to users frequently dropping you but if this happens too often, the result is being banned from Omegle. The company may get suspicious and takes note of this, it may also think that you are a troll which is why you may face a ban
Interestingly, it can lead to your account being banned if you drop too many people too. The service may assume that you don’t want to participate constructively in it and you are just fooling around.
Omegle has terms and conditions to ensure the safety of the people interacting on the platform and these terms are fairly easy to violate. While Omegle can ban is you for little mistakes like playing a copyrighted song or having a copyrighted video playing anywhere in the background. It also bans you if a moderator catches you ‘flashing’ at someone which is definitely what the platform is not meant for. Other reasons like practicing racism, abusing, spamming, etc. can also result in a ban.
We have covered the probable reasons why did Omegle ban you? Let’s move on to the ways you can use to get yourself unbanned and start chatting with the world again:
1. Wait for a few days:
After getting banned from Omegle, the easiest thing to do is wait for a couple of days. Generally, these bans last only for a few days. Also, your Internet Servicer keeps refreshing your IP Address occasionally so you can go back to chatting without any hassle or work to do.
2. Change your IP Address:
Omegle doesn’t ask you to sign-up when you enter the platform as it identifies you through your IP address. Your IP address is basically like an address of your internet, similar to a house address. So when your account is blocked, the platform blocks your IP Address. There are several simple ways to change your IP Address; using a different mobile network like a friend’s mobile network or a public WiFi. This way you can get connected from a new IP Address. You can also try unplugging your modem or resetting your router. Lastly, you can simply ask your ISP to provide you with a new IP Address.
3. Get a VPN installed:
If you want to start chatting on Omegle right now, without any delay then you should definitely go for this option. A VPN or a Virtual Private Network essentially masks your IP address and gives you the ability to choose a new one from a different region. So, when you use Omegle, it seems as if you are logging in from a new location. To Omegle, you are a new user.
To subscribe to a VPN, you need to choose a VPN service from the internet then install it on your device. After you have finished the subscription and installation part, the VPN gives you the option to choose from multiple locations. Select any one location, mostly a location near to your actual location and finally sign in to Omegle.
Not only for Omegle but also installing a VPN offers you many more features and also increases the security of your internet connection.
4. Using a Proxy Service:
Proxy services work very similarly to a VPN. A proxy service sends your traffic through a channel i.e. an intermediary server to make it seem like that IP Address belongs to you, and enables you to access Omegle.
Now that you know four very easy ways to reinstate your ban from Omegle, you can try it and start connecting with people around the world. The most important thing to remember is that Omegle uses your IP Address to identify your account so if there is a way you can change that, you can access Omegle anytime you want, even after you have been banned.