Updated 13 October 2020

Creating and joining a party on PlayStation 4

Joining a PlayStation Network party allows you to communicate with group members via voice chat and text messages.


Parties on PlayStation 4

Use Party to voice chat with your Friends and other players. You can use  Party while using a game or other application. 

Groups on PlayStation 4

Groups are sets of players that you can message or invite into a Party. A Group is private and by invitation only. Parties have a maximum player limit of 16 players to a group. 


How do I create a party on PS4?

  1. From the PS4 home screen, press up to reach the function screen >  [Party] > [Start Party]
  2. Select [Create Group] or select an existing group from the dropdown list to join. 
  3. Choose your group name, select the privacy settings and [Add Players] to invite friends to join your party. 

Once a new group has been created it will be saved even after your game session ends. Start a new party with the same members by selecting your previously created group. 


How do I join a party on PS4?

  1. From the PS4 home screen, press up to reach the function screen > [Party] > [Start Party]
  2. You will see a list of the parties you can join. You can also [Customise] the quick menu to include the [Party] shortcut.

If you receive an invite from a friend, press the PS button on your DUALSHOCK 4 wireless controller to join their party. To view recent party invites, select  [Notifications] from the function screen.

Remove a player from a group on PS4

If you created the group, you can remove players. Highlight a player in the Players Tab, press the OPTIONS button, and then select [Kick Out from Group].

Mute all microphones

Press OPTIONS on your DualShock 4 wireless controller to enter the Quick Menu and check  [Mute All Microphones].


What are the PS4 party settings?

To reach the party setting select  [Party] from the function menu and find party settings on the top of the screen.