A little under a year ago, Valve released a big overhaul for the chat features built into its Steam game store / launcher. GIFs!), Some saw it as a move to hopefully keep a few more users from heading for Discord – which, as it just happened, was weeks away from poking around Valve's turf with a game store of their own
Today, Steam Chat goes mobile. Valve has just announced that dedicated Steam Chat apps are available immediately on both iOS and Android
The new mobile client will let you see who's online, who's playing what, add new Steam friends, and, of course, chat one-on-one, or in groups.) Do not want your phone buzzing nonstop? Valve says you can tweak notifications on a friend-by-friend, group-by-group basis.
One thing it can not do quite yet? Voice chat. Valve says it's on the way, but it did not make it into this initial release