You’ll be able to chat with your PS5 friends in no time.
In-game communication systems aren’t great for multiplayer gaming. The overall audio quality is frequently on the low end of the scale. The voice chat functionality stops working during loading screens in most online games, stifling conversation between friends.
Therefore, people prefer Parties, especially Voice Chats, when gaming on the PS5. The problem is that they aren’t as easy to set up or join as some would like, so we’ve described how to set up and join a voice chat on both your PS5 and your smartphone.
How to set up a Voice Chat on a PlayStation 5
Parties, also known as Voice Chats on the PS5, are a type of group messaging system. To chat with your friends in real-time, you must first create a new party.
To do so, use your DualSense controller’s PlayStation button to go to the Game Base menu. If you only want to chat with one person, go to your Friends list, find the person you want to talk to, and press Square to start a chat.
If you want a party full of people, go to the Parties tab, click the + icon, and then tap to Create Party. From there, It’s only a case of selecting the people you want to party with, and clicking Create New Party. After that, all players will be notified that they have been added to a new party.
Parties allow you to send text messages, photos, videos, and voice snippets, but you must go through an additional step if you want real-time voice chat. Select the Voice Chat icon from the right-hand side of your new party. The voice chat will then be informed to all players in the party, and they can choose to join if they wish.
- Go to the Game Base menu by pressing the PlayStation button.
- Find them in your friend list and press X to talk to anyone.
- Choose Join Voice Chat.
- Go to the Parties tab in Game Base to communicate with a group.
- Choose the + icon.
- Choose Create Party.
- Choose the players you want to add to the party.
- Choose to Create New Party.
- Select the Voice Chat icon to begin a voice chat within a party.
How to join a Voice Chat on your PS5
That’s all well and good, but what if you want to join a voice chat started by one of your PlayStation pals? There are a couple of methods to go about it.
Suppose you’ve been invited to a new party, which a notification will show; simply hit the PS Button to highlight the notification and choose join. To join the voice chat shenanigans, select the voice chat icon on the right-hand side of the Party window.
You’ll be notified if someone else has already started a voice chat within a party you’re a part of. To quickly join the voice chat, highlight the notification with the PS button and tap Join – no need to select the icon.
How to leave a Voice Chat on the PS5
What happens after you’ve finished chatting with your gaming buddies? Turning off the console will disconnect you from the voice chat, but this is not the best option if you want to continue gaming.
The best way to leave a voice chat is to go to the party in Game Base’s Parties tab and select Leave Voice Chat. Isn’t it simple?
How to join in the PS5 Voice Chat from Your Smartphone
You’ll need the PS App for iOS or Android to join a PS5 voice chat from your smartphone. Once you’ve installed it and linked it to your PlayStation ID, you’ll need to decide whether you want to chat with a group or a single person, as the process differs.
To chat with a single friend, go to the Friends menu (the square smiley faces in the top-right corner) and tap the person’s username. It’s as simple as tapping the Voice Chat button to start talking from there!
If you want to chat with a party, there is a slightly different procedure. You’ll need to open the Messages menu instead of the Friends menu, which is accessible via the speech bubbles in the top-left corner of the app’s home screen.
Tap the party you want to join, then tap the Voice Chat icon in the top right (the headset icon). Then you’ll see a dropdown menu displaying who, if anyone, is currently in the voice chat. Simply tap Start Voice Chat if you want to join in on the fun.
For single person voice chats:
- Open the PS App on your Android or iPhone
- To access the Friends menu, tap the Friends icon (two square smiley faces in the top right).
- Tap on the person you wish to chat with.
- Select Voice Chat (the headset icon).
- To start the chat, tap Start Voice Chat.
For group voice chats:
- Open the PS App on your Android or iPhone device.
- Select the Messages icon (speech bubbles in the top left).
- Tap the Party that you want to join.
- To see if anyone is voice chatting, tap the Voice Chat icon (headset).
- To join the chat, tap Start Voice Chat.