It is been a month only that Valve as shared about the Steam Chat, an extension to its older chatting framework, and the answer by the company to quickly increasing competition from a various application such as Discord. However, in its beta version, it was accessible to limited to users who have granted the access by a company.
Today it is going to be available for everyone. As put by Devin, when the beta features start to roll out, the older chat framework might as well be ICQ. IT is going to be useful for quick chatting, but it is limited to very few features apart from chatting.
The newly announced Steam chat, in the meantime, will take a big step in the direction of advanced chat service and support. It will group the contact based on their played game, will notify whether they are in a match or in-game or not available, provide an easy accessibility you’re your contacts which are marked as favorite and provide a facility of big group chats.
However, it can impasse the losses of more spontaneous players/users that might as well look out for way over to Discord. It is going to be a tough call for the people who already assume Discord as home.
A lot of groups of Discord gamin have rooted deeply, with numerous of them having expanded channel setting and depend on the on-demand customization such as bots that assist them to schedule their raids and matches.
However, in case, you are a discord user or has never used Discord and you want to look into the new chatting system. You just need to install Steam and just need to sign in and click on the button labeled as Friends and Chat which you can find in the bottom right corner of the chatting app.