After Steam Link, Valve Now Releases Steam Chat App

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

It's not clear how users might update the app since Google Play Store usually delivers the updates but with the missing Play Store, users will need to manually download and install the APK file to get the new updates. The app, builds on the features available in the desktop version of the platform's messenger, and is now available in beta on both iOS and Android devices. This includes letting you check out your full friends list to see who's online and ready to play, and then selecting a friend to chat with. These notifications can be customized per friend, group chat, and chat channel.

While Valve argued that the Steam Link app was similar to other remote desktop-based apps already available in the App Store that provided remote access to a PC or Mac. Mobile security is given more focus now so don't be surprised if you notice a better app navigation, one-touch login, and QR codes in the near future. There is also a group chat function, where you can send out invite links rather than adding participants manually.

Putting that aside, any users that wish to use Steam Chat to keep the lines of communication open with their Steam friends even when away from home will have a healthy set of features to sink their teeth into. The Steam community is provided with this new mobile app.

Take your Steam friends, groups, and conversations with you wherever you go.

The company said in a blog post that after playing Auto Chess "roughly 1 billion times", it tried to partner with Drodo Studio, a Chinese developer. Valve says it is working on adding this later on, but for now, you'll have to do without.