Create a party and join voice chat on PlayStation®5 consoles

Create a party and join voice chat on PlayStation®5 consoles

Find out how to create and join a party, voice chat with party members and what content you can share in a party on PS5™ consoles.

Create a party on PS5 consoles

Want a space where you can talk with multiple players? Create a party and invite your friends to chat.

  1. Press the PS button to go to the control centre and select Game Base
  2. Press the square button and select Create Party
  3. Select the players you want to be in your party.
    If you select players that you're already in a party with, those parties are displayed. To create a new party with these players, select Create New Party
  4. Send a message to get the conversation going.

Remove a player from a party on PS5 consoles

If you created the party, you can remove players.

  • Highlight a player in the member list, press the options button, and then select Kick Out.

Join a party on PS5 consoles

  1. Press the PS button to display the control centre and select Game Base
  2. Select the party from the list of your recent parties. If you don't see it there, select View All Parties.

To send text messages, captures and other types of messages to a party, access it in full screen. 

  1. Press the PS button to go to the control centre and select Game Base.
  2. Select View All Parties and select a party.

(A) Chat history 

See messages, captures, game invites and more that players in your party have sent.

(B) Party features



Voice Chat

Start or join a voice chat where you can share your screen and use Share Play. When you're already in a voice chat with the party, you can access its card from here.

Invite to Game

Invite all party members to your current game or start a new game.

Add Players

Add players to your party.

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Shared Media

View all the screenshots and video clips sent by members in your party.

Add to Favourites

Add a party to your favourites. Your favourite parties appear first in Game Base.

Party Settings

You can change the party name and image. This option is unavailable for parties with only two members.

Report

If you see an offensive party name or party image, you can submit a report.

Configure privacy settings

This option is unavailable for parties with only two members.

Leave

If you leave the party, you won't be able to see its messages anymore.

(C) Members list

Party members are listed in order of online availability. Select a member to view their profile

Start or join party voice chat on PS5 consoles

If someone in your party starts a voice chat, a notification appears in the top-right corner of the screen. To join it, press the PS button and then select Join.

You can also share your games with members of your party through Share Screen and Share Play.

  1. Go to the control centre and select Game Base. 
  2. Select the party or online friend you want to voice chat with. 
  3. Select Voice Chat
  4. Select Join.
    Voice chat starts. You can manage the chat from the card in the control centre. If you're in a party, any player in the party can join the voice chat. You can also invite players to your party and the voice chat.
  1. Go to the control centre and select Game Base. 
  2. Find a party with an active voice chat you want to join.
    You can tell a party has a voice chat going on when you see Voice Chat next to the party name. 
  3. Select the party, and then select Voice Chat
  4. Select Join.
    You join the voice chat. You can manage the chat from the card in the control centre. The members of the voice chat are notified that you've joined.

Press the PS button and select the voice chat card from the control centre to manage your ongoing voice chat:

(A) Type of voice chat

See what type of voice chat you're currently using.  Voice chat started in Game Base is called party voice chat. An in-game voice chat is called game voice chat.

(B) Switch between Party and Game voice chats

You can browse through the ongoing voice chats that you're a part of. Select a chat and select Switch to start chatting.

(C) Party voice chat features

Start Share Screen  

Share your game screen to members in the voice chat. You can also start Share Play to let another player try the game you're playing or to help you out.

Invite to Game

Invite members in the party voice chat to your current game or start a new one together.

Voice Chat Volume

Adjust the audio balance between the voice chat and other audio on your console.

Leave Voice Chat

You can leave the current party voice chat you are a part of.

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Add Players

Not only will you add players to the voice chat, they'll be added to the party too. The maximum number of players that can be in a party voice chat is 16.

Mute Voice Chat

Settings

Adjust your microphone level or allow your voice to be used in other players' broadcasts and video clips. 

Chat Transcription

You can have the speech of other players transcribed into text to help you keep up with what's going on in the chat. You can also change your text to speech to respond. 

Report

If you have an issue with the party or a party member, you can submit a report. 

View Party

View the details of your party in Game Base. 

(D) Member List

Select a member to mute them, view their profile or perform other actions.

When creating a party and joining voice chat on PlayStation 5 consoles:

  • Share Play is only supported between users on the same platform at this time. 
  • PS5 users can play both PS4 games and PS5 games together via Share Play. 
  • PS4 users can continue to enjoy PS4 games together via Share Play.

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