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Our Review

Shagle was a big hit when it was launched in 2017 by Cogroup Limited. Today, it claims to be the "World's Best Live Chat Site" that promises an anonymous experience to people who love to chat with anyone online.

The site primarily offers video chatting for free. Users get to have a live chat with random strangers from all over the world. Having wide-reach access, Shagle invested in language translation tools to address possible communication barriers among its members.

Virtual masks are available to keep your identity a secret if you wish to. There are chat filters available as well in the settings page to sort out your specific interests.

Currently, Shagle claims to have around 1.6 million members worldwide, wherein the majority is composed of men. Does this figure mirror how good the site is for chatters?

Read on below as we unravel the truth behind its key features, growing members, and more.

Member Structure

Members
2,400 from Singapore
Members activity
140 active weekly
Gender Proportion
32 %
68 %
  • Claims to have over 1.6 million members worldwide
  • Monthly logins average at 3,000,000
  • Majority of the members are men from the US
  • The site's algorithm makes sure you don't talk to the same person twice
  • You can also meet other members outside your chosen country

Shagle has a simple platform, but it promises a secure and comfortable experience. Members may opt to cover their faces, and they usually don't care how their chatmate looks like.

Every time you hit the "start" button for a new video chat, you meet a new member. This means that you can't talk to a previous chatmate anymore.

So, if you feel like there is a connection between you and a current chatmate, grab the chance and make the most out of that experience.

Shagle claims to be available in 70 countries. To meet a stranger from a particular country, you can adjust your settings through the location filter. Simply click the country of your choice and that's it, enjoy chatting with a member from that country.

You might experience sometimes radaring members outside the country you just picked. This commonly happens when Shagle wants to introduce you to people in the neighbouring countries.

As to the gender and age distribution, the majority of the members composed of 68% male. Reports say that almost two-fifths are from the 25-34 years old age range.

Shagle has grown from 50,000 to 1.6 million members since its launch in 2017. Research says that frequent visitors are from the United States, the United Kingdom, India, Germany, and Italy. 

Females
Males

Age Distribution

  • 18-24
  • 25-34
  • 35-44
  • 45-54
  • 55+

Signing Up

Shagle Signup Process
  • Registration is free and easy
  • You can sign up using your Google+ or Facebook account
  • There is no need to share your personal information
  • You can create an account as a couple
  • Agreeing to the site's terms and conditions is a must to complete registration

Creating an account in Shagle only takes around a minute or two of your time. You can register through your Gooogle+ or Facebook account; you may also sign up by providing an email address and a nominated password.

To have the best Shagle experience, edit your preferences by altering the following filters:

  • Gender Filter

This filter includes 'Everyone,' 'Male,' 'Female,' and 'Couple.' However, it is only available to premium members. 

  • Location Filters

Pick one among the 70 countries you want to connect to. You can change countries from time to time without paying.

  • Chat Filters 

These filters include your introduction, gender, match filters, face filter, and face connect. All of the information you add or change here will be visible to your chatmates.

Your messages may also be translated automatically. There are six languages to choose from: English, Deutsch, French, Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese. 

Now that your account is ready, welcome to Shagle!

Tips to Look Presentable when Video-Chatting

Are you new to video chatting? Here are some tips from expert photographers to make you look good on webcam:

  1. Look good if you want to feel good. Put on some makeup and fix your hair.
  2. Sit up straight. Don't couch! It makes you look lazy and not interested.
  3. Use some nice lighting. A simple desk lap right over your lens does the job. Facing a window would give your face a nice glow, too.
  4. Your lens should be at about the same height as your hairline. That is the best place for it.
  5. Don't seat close to the lens. Wide-angled lenses enlarge the images they capture.
  6. Stay in the centre. This way, the other person can easily recognise your face.
  7. Look at the lens when talking. People tend to look at their faces while talking on cam, but the lens is the eye of the person you are talking to. Stay sincere and look at your chatmate's eyes through the lens.
  8. Don't forget to smile! Make an effort to look presentable.

These are just a few good tips to make you feel comfortable and prepared while on cam. 

Making Contact

Shagle Making Contact
  • Have a video chat or text chat with anyone for free
  • Show a member you like them by tapping the heart icon
  • Switch countries from time to time to make chatting more exciting
  • You have an option to text chatting only
  • Changing your gender filter requires an account upgrade

Chatting in Shagle may be the site’s most attractive feature because basically, it is free. You just need your laptop or phone and an internet connection, and you can spend the entire day talking to hundreds of users without spending money. 

But going into details, Shagle's main communication feature, Chat Filters, include:

  • Intro Message

You may opt to have one or none. If you want a good opener, compose your text in the box provided and then hit 'Save Settings.'

So, every time you transfer into a new Shagle video chat, your chatmate would see a preview about you.

  • Gender

You can click on Male, Female, and/or Couple. Indeed, aside from solo users, some members come in pair and we were able to encounter a few when we tested the site.

  • Tags

Pick among the tags: Fun, Flirt, Chat, Dating, Make Friends, Hookup, Flirting, Love, etc. The tags you choose are shown in your chatbox. 

Though Shagle would prefer that you meet strangers, it also allows you to chat with users who you are interested in.

So, to filter your matches further, choose among the tags again or even suggest a new tag.

  • Face Filter

Turn on Face Filter if you want to blur your face when the other person’s face is not detected. 

  • Face Connect

Turn on Face Connect if you want to connect only with users whose faces are detected.

When you are done making all the changes you want, don’t forget to click ‘Save Settings’. 

You will return to the main page and Shagle will scan its users again based on the new set of filters you just saved. After chatting for some time and you want to go to the next user, you can simply click the right arrow. 

There may be times when you might accidentally click next. If you're a premium user, no need to worry because you go back to your previous chat. If you're a free user, however, you have no other options but to proceed with the next chat.

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Profile Quality

Shagle Profile Information
  • No username or address is needed
  • Your face on cam is mainly your profile
  • Use the stickers to cover your face
  • Chat matches are based on location (nearby) and country preference
  • Rules are provided to keep you safe and anonymous

    Shagle assures that its members stay anonymous. It does not require you to put your name or address nor any description of yourself. 

    Your face through your web camera is already your profile. If you do not want to show your face, you can put a virtual mask on. These masks may be found in the Chat filters.

    To maintain your safety and anonymity, Shagle suspends accounts that do not follow the rules. These rules include:

    1. Age Limit - You must be at least 18 years old to register on this website. 
    2. Attitude - When you become a member, you should not be rude or offensive. You are also not allowed to say inappropriate things to the other members. 
    3. Substances - The use of drugs and other prohibited substances while on the camera is strictly illegal. 
    4. Violence - Violence and other harmful actions towards people or animals while on camera is also a violation. 
    5. Fraud & Blackmailing - Blackmailing and scamming people are strictly against the rules. 

    Should you experience an incident similar to any of the unlawful acts mentioned above, report the person immediately and Shagle shall take the necessary actions.

    App

    Shagle Mobile Version
    • No mobile app available; just a mobile version
    • The mobile version is user-friendly and accessible
    • Works the same way as the desktop version
    • Gender and location filters at the top screen; chat options at the bottom
    • Sending virtual gifts is premium exclusive

    Shagle has no mobile app version. However, users may still enjoy its mobile version, which is quite similar to the desktop one.

    Navigating through the mobile version easy and convenient as it functions the same way as the full site. The gender and location filters are at the top while the chatbox and the chat options are at the bottom.

    You won't lose your patience as well because the mobile version loads quickly. Shagle makes sure that you are all set to go straight to video chatting.

    The only thing left to do now is to look at your best when holding up your phone while on cam. 

    Real Life Review

    "I got curious when I heard Shagle from a colleague at work. I tried to sign up and to my surprise, everything went so fast! It was easy to use the site and I can always choose the 'text chat' only option if I didn't want a video chat. But that would be boring, of course, so I enabled my webcam and talked to a lot of attractive women. I met different kinds of people and I had fun engaging in conversations with them. I heard there's a lot more if you get a premium subscription so I might check that out." - Steve, 27

    Design and Usability

    You may find the user interface of Shagle to be convenient. The video chat screen chat takes more than half of the screen; you can only chat with one user at a time (or two if you're chatting with a couple).

    To move on to the next user, click the right arrow that may be found on the same page. If you want to meet another stranger from a different country, simply change your choice of location.

    Your chatbox is just beside your cam screen. It has enough size for suitable writing and reading, in a white background. The chatbox also displays your country and interests.

    The filters are easily accessible as well; the Gender and Location filters are located at the top left portion of the screen. For other Chat options, look at the bottom right part.

    Shagle Costs and Prices

    Free Services
    • Registration
    • Video Chat
    • Text Chat
    • Location Filter – 70 countries
    • Chat Filters
    • Go to the next user
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    Fee based Services
    • Gender Filter
    • Sending virtual gifts
    • In-chat Verified Badge
    • Location Filter – 200 countries
    • Get reconnected to the previous user
    • Ad free
    Duration / Credits / CoinsCosts per monthTotal
    Premium
    1 Month19.99 USD / Month19.99 USD
    1 Week6.99 USD / Week6.99 USD

    Is Shagle expensive or cheap?

    In comparison to other providers Shagle is average.
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    Shagle Cost SG
    Payment Options
    • Credit Card

    Video chatting and text messaging in Shagle is completely free. You can even access members from other countries without paying for anything.

    But if you want more than the basic features, you can opt to subscribe to the weekly or monthly subscription. There are tons of things you can enjoy with a premium account (see table above). Also, note that the prices are offered in USD only.

    Note that Shagle does not store payment information. All transactions are entrusted with a third-party processor called Segpay. Opening and cancelling your subscription goes through its terms and conditions.

    If after availing the premium, you were not impressed with the services, you can cancel your subscription (any time). Just click on 'My Account' and then select 'Cancel Membership'.

    Special Features

    Shagle makes sure that its members enjoy the site to the fullest. Here are its special features:

    Text Chat

    This feature is for those who do not want to do a video chat. You can do the old-school typing style.

    Virtual Masks

    Hide your face to be more anonymous during your video chats. These masks are found in the Chat options.

    Get reconnected

    Members who want to go back to their previous video chats may do so. However, you have to be a premium subscriber.

    Virtual Gifts

    You can give more than just sweet messages. Subscribe to the premium membership and send these beautiful virtual gifts.

    In-Chat Verified Badge

    To become a verified member, upgrade to premium. Verified members seem to be more credible than basic Shagle users.

    Our rating

    Signing Up: 4.0 / 5
    Making Contact: 4.0 / 5
    Profile Quality: 4.0 / 5
    App: 4.0 / 5
    Real Life Review: 4.0 / 5

    Editors Conclusion

    Datingscout.sg Editor Chris Pleines
    Shagle is a free video chatting app that connects you to different people across the globe. Coupled with the fact that your identity remains confidential despite this "freeness," it might be a fun way to meet new people while killing time. If you are a person who loves to have friendly cam chats with other people online, Shagle might work well for you. Sign up now!
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    FAQ

    Facts

    What is Shagle?

    Shagle is a chat site that allows its members to have video calls and text chats with millions of people all over the world.

    Is there a Shagle app for iPhone and Android users?

    Shagle does not have an app version, but it has a mobile version you can enjoy if you're on-the-go.

    Is Shagle legit?

    Through verification of e-mails during registration, Shagle promises that they have real accounts from real people.

    Is Shagle free?

    Yes. You can use the basic cam chat and messaging for free. 

    Usability

    Why do I get users from random countries when selecting a specific country on Shagle?

    Shagle connects you to random users from a random pool of users every time you log in. If there are no online users from your selected country, then it will connect you to a user from another country.

    Why I am being "nexted" so fast?

    If people are skipping you fast and pressing next before you get a chance to say something, there are a few things you can do:

    1. Make sure that your webcam is enabled and pointed at your face. 
    2. Smile, wave and say hello! 

    These tactics may come in handy to break the ice and engage in a lasting video chat with a stranger on Shagle.

    What is "the webcam is broken" error on Shagle?

    If you keep getting errors when you try to connect to your webcam, you need to verify a few things. 

    First, make sure that you have the latest version of Flash installed on your computer. If it’s not up to date, update it and try again. 

    If the problem persists, try updating your web browser.

    Can I save a conversation that I had with another user?

    At the moment, Shagle does not have a feature to record conversations with other users. If you wish to keep a conversation, you save a screenshot of it by pressing the print screen key.

    How does Shagle work?

    This free chat website allows you to connect with other people online. You only need to verify your email address to register. 

    Once this is done, you can set your filters in accordance with your preferences. Randomly then, Shagle will find you a member to chat with.

    How do I send the text I have written in the box?

    Type your message in the dialogue box and then press “enter." If the text doesn’t send, refresh the page or try using a different web browser. If the problem continues, contact Shagle at info@shagle.com.

    Account

    How can I report another user on Shagle?

    If you notice another user misbehaving on cam and you feel that they are violating the rules, report them. 

    To report another user, press on the "report" button (or flag icon on mobile devices).

    How can I contact Shagle?

    If you have questions, comments or ideas, contact Shagle using their online contact form. You can also visit the FAQs section.

    How can I be a Shagle VIP?

    You can become a VIP when you upgrade to premium. Click on Upgrade and you will be guided on the payment process.

    Security

    Is Shagle safe?

    Shagle has built its security system with 256-Bit SSL Encrypted.

    How to delete Shagle account?

    At the top right of the website, click on ‘My Account’. Select ‘Delete my account’.

    How to cancel Shagle subscription?

    You may terminate your Premium Membership at any time. Go to ‘My Account’ and then select ‘Cancel membership’.

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    Infos

    Company:Cogroup Limited
    Address:Office 3, Unit R, Imperial Way, Penfold Works, Watford, United Kingdom, WD24 4YY
    E-Mail:info@shagle.com