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Steam Chat has just launched for iOS and Android

A standalone Steam Chat app is now available for Android and iOS devices. It features most of the functionality of the desktop version, including a friends list, game invite links, group chats, and "rich chat" – basically chat riddled with gifs and expanded links.

In its announcement, Valve wrote that it intends to keep improving the app with the forthcoming roll-out of voice chat. "With Steam Chat moving to its own dedicated app, the original Steam Mobile app will see significant upgrades focused on account security. Our plans include better Steam Guard options to help securely log into your Steam account, such as QR codes and one-touch login, and improved app navigation."

The app is available for Apple here and Android here. It follows the release of Steam Link for iOS last week, after a 12 month delay following Apple's initial rejection of the app.

Shaun is PC Gamer’s Australian editor and news writer. He mostly plays platformers and RPGs, and keeps a close eye on anything of particular interest to antipodean audiences. He (rather obsessively) tracks the movements of the Doom modding community, too.