Google Stadia now lets you message your friends

Google Stadia, the cloud game streaming service from Google, has announced the addition of official messaging support.

Besides, the service has also announced support for sharing screenshots and videos over the web by sending links.

And when recording a video, in-game voice chat is also included in the recording – unless you are in a group, as this chat is private.

In addition, there is now an easy way to share screenshots and captured videos, and the service adds more information to Google Stadia accounts.

You can now send messages to members of your group – who previously had a voice chat – as well as other players in general.

Google Stadia explains that its messaging feature also includes support for smart replies, which frees users from writing entire messages using the gamepad.

According to the tweets posted by (Mario Anima), Google Stadia product manager, the messages are currently posted in all the countries where the service is available: Italy, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

The personal files of Google Stadia users are also updated as part of the changes, and the service clarifies that the personal files now include information about the games you own, your friends list, and your online status, depending on your privacy settings.

The profile shortcuts also allow players to invite each other to matches.

Family Sharing is officially launched, now that it went live, earlier this month.

This feature allows family group members to access your gaming service library, and you need to own two or more copies of a game in order to play multiplayer games together.

Google launched its cloud game streaming service nearly a year ago, and it is to be reckoned that Google has continued to release updates to the service over the past year.

New features include 4K webcasting, headphone support via Google Stadia controller, as well as a test that showed the service allows games to be broadcast via mobile data.

Thursday marks the first anniversary of Google Stadia for those who initially ordered the Founders Edition package.

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