How to Chat in Minecraft : All Methods Explained

Minecraft is one of the best video games of all time with millions of monthly active users. It has both single-player as well as Multi-player game mode where users can chat and talk while playing the game.

But a lot of users do not know how to chat on the Minecraft server. So in this article, we will see how we can chat in Minecraft on PC and different types of chat in Minecraft. Also, we will see How to access game chat in Minecraft on PS4, Xbox, Switch, Bedrock, etc.

What is Minecraft?

Minecraft is a sandbox video game developed by Mojang. With 200 million copies sold and 126 million monthly active users as of 2020, Minecraft is one of the most popular and best-selling games. 

Players explore a blocky, procedurally-generated 3D world with infinite terrain, and may discover and extract raw materials, craft tools, and items, and build structures or earthworks. Depending on the game mode, players can fight computer-controlled “mobs”, as well as cooperate with or compete against other players in the same world. 

The game has different play modes like survival mode, hardcore mode, creative mode, adventure mode, and spectator mode.

What is Minecraft Multiplayer?

Multiplayer in Minecraft is available through direct game-to-game multiplayer, LAN play, local split-screen, and servers (player-hosted and business-hosted). It enables multiple players to interact and communicate with each other in a single world.

How to chat or talk in Minecraft?

The chat option was first used in the Minecraft classic mode to test the multiplayer modes. Chatting is a way to communicate with one another or more. But simply typing isn’t just a way to chat. 

The chat option in Minecraft is not only useful for casual talks and chats but is also useful for commands in the single-player or multi-player mode. These commands can be used to perform different tasks and to test your various creations under certain situations and conditions.

To chat in Minecraft through PC we need to open the chat window and type the commands. So, here are the steps to do it:

Step1: Open the Minecraft Chat window: 

The chat window can be opened easily by pressing the ‘T’ button on your keyboard. Once you open the window, you can type in the desired message and click on ‘Enter’ to display it to the other players on the map. You can post or click on links to websites, as well as copy and paste any text into the chat window using the “Ctrl-C” and “Ctrl-V” commands.

Step2: Enter commands to Chat:

 Commands can have great effects on the map that you are playing. It is entered in the chat window by typing “/” followed immediately by the command. 

You can switch to the creative mode by entering “/game mode creative”. Although there are many commands given by default, modes like “Single Player Commands” add new commands, some functional and some casual funny commands. You may not be able to use commands without operator permissions in the multiplayer servers. 

There are different commands for different modes of Chat in Minecraft. Let us see the commands of each chat mode one by one.

Different modes of Chat in Minecraft?

Here is the list of different modes of chats in Minecraft:

  1. Bungee Suite Chat
  2. Local Chat
  3. Server Chat
  4. Local Chat
  5. Faction Chat
  6. Private Message

Commands for Different modes of Chat in Minecraft:

Minecraft has different chat modes. For eg: the Bungee Suite Chat mode, Local chat mode, Server chat mode, etc., and there are different commands for each chat mode. So, let us see the commands to chat in these chat modes in Minecraft.

1} Private Message: To send a private message type “/message <PLAYER NAME> <MESSAGE>” and then hit “enter”. Private messages need to have the full command and the player’s name in front of the message every time you send one.

2} Server Chat: To switch over to server chat type “/server” and then hit “enter”. This can be useful if you only want to chat with people on your server.

3} Global Chat: When you join any of the Better in Games servers you will be set to “global” chat. Global chat is exactly what it sounds like. When you type messages into chat set to global everyone on all the Better in Game servers will hear you. If you are set to another type of chat you can switch back to global by typing in “/global” and then hitting “enter” alternatively if you want to remain in the chat you are in you can type “/global <MESSAGE>” and then hit enter.

4} Reply: If you type “/reply <MESSAGE>” and hit “enter” it will send your message back to the last person that sent you a private message. 

5} Bungee Suite Chat: This mode of chat includes everything from private messages, local chat, server chat, global chat, faction chat, and more. It is very convenient to use and has the basics that even beginners can use.

6} Faction Chat: This is used in Better in Games monarch servers. When you are playing in a world that is loaded with PVP you might not want your enemies to hear your battle plans. To switch to faction chat type “/factionchat” and then hit “enter”. Alternatively, you can also type in “/factionchatally” which will set you on a channel with your faction and your faction’s allies.

7} Local Chat: This chat is for people only communicating with the other players who are nearby them in-game. This is very useful if you are casually chatting with a friend playing out at the same place in the game.. 

8} Ignore: Use “/ignore <PLAYER NAME>” to ignore another player in the chat. Typing in “/ignores” will give you a list of all players you’re currently ignoring and “/unignore <PLAYER NAME>” will remove the ignore status for a player.

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How to chat on Minecraft on mobile devices:

A lot of users play the Minecraft game on their respective mobile devices. So, here is the method that can help to chat in Minecraft mobile application.

MineChat is an application for iOS and Windows Phone that lets you connect to online and offline Minecraft servers on your mobile device. You can chat and send commands just as if you are using the Minecraft game. It is completely secure, uses a direct connection to Minecraft servers, and does not use a proxy. It does not send any credentials or user information of any kind to any third-party servers.

How to chat on Minecraft on PS4:

As we use Joystick to play games on Play station we cannot type any commands to open the chat prompt like PC. But that does not mean that you cannot chat while playing Minecraft on PS. There is an inbuilt method that you use to chat very easily.

All you have to do is press the right D-pad button on your joystick to open the chat window. After that, you can type your message and send it to chat. To explore more chat options click on the gear icon.

How to chat in Minecraft on Xbox, Switch, or Bedrock:

If you are playing Minecraft with your friends on Xbox or Switch or Bedrock then you can chat with them through the Xbox application.

All you have to do is install the Xbox application on your respective mobile device through App Store/Play Store >>Open the Xbox application and create a Party >>And invite the friends to join the party.

In this way, you can chat with them while playing the game without any hassle

Also, there are other group chatting applications like Discord that you can use to chat while playing the Minecraft game. 


Thus, we have successfully discussed the inbuilt commands to game chat in Minecraft. Also, we have seen the methods to chat in Minecraft on PS4, Xbox, Switch, and Bedrock.

Happy Gaming!!!

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