Valve has released a mobile app for Steam chat, meaning you can talk to your gaming buddies while on the go.
The app contains mostly the same features of the desktop version of the Steam Client chat, including:
- Friends list: See who’s online and who’s playing what, so you can decide whether to rush home and join a game of DOTA or not.
- Rich chat: The app boasts ‘higher fidelity’ links, videos, tweets, GIFs, Giphy, Steam emoticons, and more.
- Invite links: You can add new friends on Steam just by sending them a link! The link can be texted, emailed, written down and posted, written on a tiny parchment scroll and attached to a carrier pigeon – it’s up to you!
- Custom notifications: You can customise your notifications per friend, group chat, and chat channel.
- Group chats: You can create groups in order to stay in touch with certain communities and organise game nights with your friends.
The app currently doesn’t support some things, such as voice chat, but Valve plan to add these in the future. The original Steam Mobile app is set to get a lot of significant upgrades, especially ones focused on improving account security.