What are some features of Chatroulette?


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Some of the features of the Chatroulette service include two-way audio and video chatting, a typing chat option and the ability to draw pictures to share with fellow chatters, as of 2015. The site also allows users to jump between users through the use of onscreen buttons.

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Chatroulette is a video- and text-chatting site that allows users to interact with each other in a one-on-one fashion. It's name is a combination of the word "chat," which comes from the chatting aspect of the service, and "roulette," the popular luck-based gambling game. The "roulette" aspect of the service is seen through the user's ability to randomly switch to chatting with another user at any point during a conversation. Because of this feature, there is a high level of unpredictability on the site. It is popular among people of all ages, though the site requires its users to be at least 18 years of age in order to participate.

The service is also frequently used as a platform for various viral and direct advertising campaigns, due to the open nature of the service and its random exposure to users. One popular example is the campaign for the film, "The Last Exorcism," which was designed to make users believe the person they were chatting with was being possessed by an evil spirit.

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