Valve has released a separate smartphone app for the chat functions of game service Steam. The app displays the friends list of users on Steam. A chat conversation can be started by tapping a user. There is also an option for group discussions.
With the app, Valve follows the example of many other technology companies that split their services into multiple apps. For example, Facebook already pulled out its Messenger function earlier and introduced an independent application.
Game company Sony also recently released a separate app with which users can conduct chat conversations.
Recently, Steam released a mobile app that allows users to stream their PC games. This app has been available for Android users for a long time and recently also for iOS users.