A chatroulette alternative, CamLeap connects random strangers via webcam on their interactive chat platform. The site has been around for a while in several different guises, but currently under the name of CamLeap it is trying to rebuild a connection with its formerly strong user database. When navigating to the site you are presented with an unnecessarily cluttered homepage featuring long text about the site, a link to the roulette interface, and updates from its social media page as well as a host of ads. The best thing to do is to just click on the ‘random chat now’ button which brings you to the chat platform. Unlike the homepage, the chat platform is well presented and very easy to use. The service is completely free and you only need to allow the site access to your webcam and click ‘start’ to begin chatting. There are a host of features within the chat interface such as changing the chat style and copying the chat log.
Once you navigate to the chat interface, there are a host of features available on CamLeap including:
• 100% free to use with no signup
• Simple two-click start up to get chatting
• Hundreds of users online at all times
• Customize your chat with the ‘styles’ tab
• Save or clear your chat log easily
• Moderators ensure there is no nudity or inappropriate behavior
• Filters allow you connect with girls only or guys only
What We Like
There is actually quite allot to like about CamLeap once you navigate the cluttered homepage such as the superb and unique range of features on offer. The ability to chat with girls only or guys only is an essential part of random chat and also having the ability to save chat logs can come in handy if you are exchanging contact information.
What We Don’t Like
Unfortunately, for all the positives there are some negatives to CamLeap beginning with the poor layout on the homepage. The chat platform is also strictly moderated so you will need to ensure you obey all the rules to prevent being kicked off. It is also disappointing to see only a couple of hundred users online at most times.
Although CamLeap is a site trying to build a reputation, it has some improvements to make if it wants to expand its user database. The chat platform itself is great and the unique features are something that makes giving this site a try, however, they certainly need to make navigation easier and perhaps relax the chatting rules a little bit.