Valve Releases New Steam Chat App for iOS

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Valve has released a new free standalone Steam Chat app for iOS and Android that brings several of the desktop Steam chat client's features to mobile.


    Steam users can now use their smartphones and tablets to see who in their friends list is in game or online at a glance, participate in group chats, send invite links, customize notifications for friends, groups and channels, and embed rich chat features like videos, tweets, and gifs in chat threads. The app is just missing voice chat, but Valve plans to add the feature soon.

    The new app comes less than a week after its long-delayed Steam Link app, which lets you play Steam games on your iPhone, iPad, or Apple TV, was finally launched on iOS. Valve first announced the Steam Link app in May 2018 and planned to launch it soon after, but Apple ended up rejecting the app due to "business conflicts."

    Those conflicts were apparently solved when Valve removed the ability to purchase apps from within Steam Link. When connecting Steam Link to a PC or Mac, you only see the games you've already bought, and there's no clear option for purchasing content directly on your iOS device.

    The Steam Chat app can be downloaded from the App Store for free. [Direct Link]

    Article Link: Valve Releases New Steam Chat App for iOS
  2. applyr macrumors member

    Sep 20, 2015
  3. RosOne macrumors regular

    Jun 19, 2009
    Why do they use this awful iPhone outline in their promotional images?
  4. JosephAW macrumors 68020


    May 14, 2012
    Weird how chat works fine on iOS 10 but link requires iOS 11.
  5. JawnVawka macrumors member


    Dec 31, 2012
    Okay... but can steam update their actual app so it supports the iPhone X(s) phone screens, and make it run better?
  6. edgonzalez32 macrumors 6502

    Jul 21, 2011
    Because rhen
    The emphasis is on the app, not the mock-up they decided to use. Does it really matter that much to you?
  7. iMacDragon macrumors 68000


    Oct 18, 2008
    THey have stated that main app will be getting updated somepoint too iirc.

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