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T-R3x3r Aug 25, 2022 @ 8:59am
Integrate Steam Chat into this App
The headline says it all. I’m very confused why this new app doesn’t include the Steam Chat or even a simple button to see your friends list… I feel like that’s a very integral part of steam and I’m baffled that it requires a separate app.

You could simply replace the “news” icon in the bottom row with friends, because have never and will never use this page. Steam news is completely irrelevant to me.

Other than that it seems like a nice upgrade
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cSg|mc-Hotsauce Aug 25, 2022 @ 9:06am 
They told us what to expectwhen they releasedtheChatappin 2019...

What's next?

We’re already working on improvements to the Steam Chat app, including 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.

https://steamcommunity.com/games/593110/announcements/detail/1621770561065348220

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noima Aug 25, 2022 @ 9:32am 
+1 cause using 2 separate apps can feel a bit obnoxious
Delta Aug 25, 2022 @ 9:51am 
ya include steam chats even steam link with steam mobile as a single package
dont seprate thoese
T-R3x3r Aug 25, 2022 @ 9:57am 
Originally posted by cSg|mc-Hotsauce:
They told us what to expectwhen they releasedtheChatappin 2019...

What's next?

We’re already working on improvements to the Steam Chat app, including 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.

https://steamcommunity.com/games/593110/announcements/detail/1621770561065348220

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I mean yea, but I believe it’s still a massive missed opportunity here. Why wouldn’t you consolidate all of steams functions into one app. It doesn’t make any sense to me, it’s just so convoluted
cSg|mc-Hotsauce Aug 25, 2022 @ 10:09am 
Originally posted by T-R3x3r:
Originally posted by cSg|mc-Hotsauce:
They told us what to expectwhen they releasedtheChatappin 2019...



https://steamcommunity.com/games/593110/announcements/detail/1621770561065348220

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I mean yea, but I believe it’s still a massive missed opportunity here. Why wouldn’t you consolidate all of steams functions into one app. It doesn’t make any sense to me, it’s just so convoluted

There was going to be a 3rd app, the Video app for movies and shows but that was scrapped when they stopped selling videos not pertaining to games.

So, there is that...?

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trunks Aug 25, 2022 @ 10:15am 
The whole draw of steam opposed to Origin/EGS/Uplay/etc. is the linkage of vast community features and support with our games.

Lets just split that on the phone for no reason. Nice
Xiyng Aug 25, 2022 @ 10:59am 
Originally posted by T-R3x3r:
Originally posted by cSg|mc-Hotsauce:
They told us what to expectwhen they releasedtheChatappin 2019...



https://steamcommunity.com/games/593110/announcements/detail/1621770561065348220

:qr:

I mean yea, but I believe it’s still a massive missed opportunity here. Why wouldn’t you consolidate all of steams functions into one app. It doesn’t make any sense to me, it’s just so convoluted
I think I too would prefer to have chat there in the same app with everything else, but this does have its benefits as well: With multiple apps, you can control the apps in a more fine-grained manner, because you can e.g. grant some permissions to the main Steam app but not to the Steam Chat app, and vice versa, and the same goes for battery saving settings as well. There's a bit more to it, but that's something. Again, I don't necessarily think having chat in a separate app is a good choice, but it does have its benefits as well.
gabe Aug 25, 2022 @ 11:31am 
Originally posted by Delta:
ya include steam chats even steam link with steam mobile as a single package
dont seprate thoese

+1 on this. Keep the standalone apps if you think that's useful, but give us the option to integrate them all in just one app. Would be really nice.
Mikumune Aug 25, 2022 @ 11:36am 
Chat should definetly be integrated. Even if its a simplier version like its in the current stable release.
Markski Aug 25, 2022 @ 11:46am 
This can't be stressed enough. Having two separate apps is a very weird choice. Besides, Valve has far more resources than Discord and yet the Steam Chat app is, to put it generously, sub-par.

It should be integrated into one app. I agree with one of the points above - Just replace the news button with a friends button, it will see far, far more use.
Kami.❤ Aug 25, 2022 @ 11:48am 
imo the chat app should get all the features, and this one should only have steam guard and login related stuff.
or at this point merge them together.
Last edited by Kami.❤; Aug 25, 2022 @ 11:59am
jorman Aug 25, 2022 @ 11:55am 
Totally agree. Now it's the time to merge the two apps in one. Is really obnoxious having a separate steam app for chats only.
Originally posted by Kami.❤:
imo the chat app should get all the features, and this one should only have steam guard and login related stuff.
or at this point marge them together.
Yeah. That was my thoughts too, even before you mentioned it.

If it's supposed to be about security then it shouldn't have community features.
If it's not supposed to be about security, then it should all be in 1 app, imo.

As someone with multiple phones, this isn't a huge inconvenience but it still doesn't make sense to me either. :seewhatyoudid:
shakeyourbunny Aug 25, 2022 @ 12:06pm 
Munging the Authenticator and Chat is a bad idea.
Kami.❤ Aug 25, 2022 @ 12:09pm 
Originally posted by shakeyourbunny:
Munging the Authenticator and Chat is a bad idea.
well they could focus on trade confirmations and auth in this one.
and all the community stuff in the chat app ( community app )
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