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https://steamcommunity.com/updates/chatupdate

 

In a surprise reveal, Valve has pushed out a new Steam beta that completely overhauls Steam chat system, adding brand new features like in-line media viewing, better group chats, and more. Other parts of the client have received some visual upgrades as well, including the in-game overlay, but the main brunt of the update is focused on the chat system.

 

Starting things off, there is now a favorites tab on top of the friends list, where users can pin their friends and group chats for easy access. Rich presence has arrived as well, where users will now display their current in-game status such as the game mode or if they are currently matchmaking. This feature can be used by developers to implement custom details to be shown off by those playing their games.

 

As mentioned before, the chat window will now expand and show any media that is posted on it without needing to open the link, applying to videos, images, gifs, tweets, and more. Uploading images straight to the chat to share is also supported.

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better group chats  this is the main feature i shall be looking for, so that our F|A group chat will be alive again. 

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