Omegle is a rather popular platform all across the world where people can just hop on and talk to random strangers online. The platform even allows users to find other people with similar interests to talk with.
Just like a bunch of other similar platforms, including TikTok most notably, Omegle’s userbase has also come up with its own set of abbreviations and slang. In this article, we’re taking a look at one such abbreviation called ASL.
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What’s ASL on Omegle?
ASL on Omegle is essentially short for Age, Sex and Location in the platform’s chat. A lot of people use the platform with their cameras either turned off or obstructed which makes it difficult to make out who you’re talking to at times.
In such situations, abbreviations like ASL are a quick and easy way to figure out who you’re talking to and whether you’d want to continue talking or look for the next person in line.
A lot of the interaction you’ll have on Omegle will be with anonymous people who won’t be giving out any identifying information whatsoever so in most cases this might be all you get to know about them.
ASL didn’t originate on Omegle either. The abbreviation goes back as far as the MSN and Yahoo messenger days. Since most people on Omegle hop on to the platform as anonymous, this gives users a quick way to ask a few common questions in one go without making things awkward.
You won’t see this abbreviation on other social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook or Instagram because more often than not people have well-made profiles that can give out a lot of information about the user, including the answers to these three questions.
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