Fully mobile Steam Chat messaging app available for download

Now there's a dedicated Steam Chat app for Android and iOS

Now there's a dedicated Steam Chat app for Android and iOS

This is essentially a mobile version of the dedicated desktop client that Steam users have had access to for a while now, with the latter having recently gone under a redesign, and adding a few new features. The desktop version of Steam Chat underwent a major overhaul past year, sporting various upgrades to keep up with the emergence of Discord. Everything from seeing which of your friends are online and what games they may be playing to customizing your notifications is present here. Splitting chat away from the main app has been getting increasingly popular, as we've seen with the PlayStation app.

Importantly, your friends list will remain in place, and you'll be able to set categories and a favourites bar in exactly the same way that you now can on PC.

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Steam Chat also includes a customizable notification system, with the ability to create lists with specific rules, and also allows group chat.

Group Chats: Users can have their eSports teams together under a special group. At present, though, Discord is a beastly rival, and it will take time before Valve's app even comes close. "Business conflicts with app guidelines that had allegedly not been realized by the original review team", was the reason, in Valve's words. "The new Steam Chat mobile app is a modernized Steam chat experience available for free on iOS and Android platforms". Things are off to a good start for Steam Chat it would seem, which is technically good news for Valve so long as the positive opinions of the app continue to stay positive.

You can check out the full announcement via the official Steam page here, but in the meantime you can download the app for iOS and Android now.

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