It looks like text messaging might be on its way to Google Stadia.
As reported by 9to5Google (thanks, VG24/7), the latest update to Google’s streaming platform, Stadia, includes references to a number of key social features. After trawling through the latest update to the Stadia app, version 2.16, 9to5’s APK Insight team believe they’ve uncovered the following:
If accurate, this means Stadia players will finally be able to communicate via the Stadia app on their smart devices without having to use the system’s built-in oral voice chat. And while it’s unclear what “ChatMessages” pertains to – direct voice mail, or another term for text messaging perhaps? – it looks like there’ll be more options for Stadia players to connect with each other.