In a bid to compete with the popular chat client Discord, Valve just launched its new Steam chat client.
The new Steam chat client features a number of new features and changes. Steam Users can now sort their friends by favorites, group friends by game and party, easily create group chats for a quick chat, create groups with channels and invite links, get your point across better with easier GIF and video sharing, and a secured voice chat to communicate with your friends.
Users who don’t want to open their Steam client have the option to launch the Steam chat through their web browser.
Valve also plans to add more features to its Steam chat client in the future.
“Friends and chat are just the beginning. This update was built using a new UI framework and includes some important architectural improvements under the hood, all of which allow us to make more frequent updates to our web-based Steam components. There are many improvements to the overall Steam experience that we plan to tackle, and your feedback helps us to prioritize what’s next. ”