Prior to early 2013, the site did not censor contributions through a profanity filter, and users may have encountered nudity or sexual content on camera.
In 2012, Omegle added a special new feature to the text and video modes, the option to input "interest" tags.
Adding interests lets users be paired with a stranger who has something in common with the user.
The site was created by 18-year-old Leif K-Brooks of Brattleboro, Vermont, and was launched on March 25, 2009.
and in March 2009 the site introduced a video conferencing feature.
Initially, questionable adult content in the video section of Omegle was filtered using image recognition algorithms only.