Details such as age, gender, and location can be further added under profile and settings.
This tab also allows users to write an 'about me' section about themselves, including languages they speak and their taste in music, movies, and games.
A user was twice as likely to encounter a sign requesting female nudity than to encounter actual female nudity.
The website uses Adobe Flash to display video and access the user's webcam.
In response, the website has discouraged under-18s from using the site, and prohibits "pornographic" behavior.
Some think it is a game, others think it is a whole unknown world, others think it is a dating service.
Users can also upload an image of themselves to add to their profiles.
Within a year of the site's launch, Chatroulette received criticism, particularly with respect to the offensive, obscene, or pornographic material that some users of this site were exhibiting. Keith Ablow advised, "Parents should keep all their children off the site because it's much too dangerous for children. This is one of the worst faces of the Internet that I've seen.
Ternovskiy sought help from his longtime friend Vlad Kostanyan, who helped him with his side projects.
One informal study published in March 2010 showed that nearly half of all Chatroulette "spins" connected a user with someone in the USA, while the next most likely country was France with 15%.