The app makes the jump from desktop to smartphone.
Last week we reported that the popular Steam Link was finally approved by Apple for iOS devices. The app lets you stream games from your Steam library to whatever device in your iOS family, such as your iPhone, iPad, or Apple TV. That’s not the only app Valve had in store, it seems, as they are releasing a mobile version of their Steam Chat as well.
Steam Chat has been available for desktops for awhile through the main Steam launcher. Now you can get a version on your phone, either iOS or Android. It includes most of the chat features from the desktop app, like group chat and custom notifications. It does lack voice chat, but Valve says they’re working on that. You can read more details on the announcement here.
The Steam Chat app is available now across all compatible iOS and Android devices. It’s worth nothing that this is not an upgrade of the existing Steam mobile app to integrate chat in the same way as the desktop launcher, but a separate download on smartphones.