How to Chat in Valorant (All, Team, Party, Whisper)

Updated: May 2, 2024
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In addition to voice comms, Valorant lets you use text chat to talk to your team, party, everyone on the server (all chat), and whisper (private messages).

You can see how to chat in Valorant below:

Summary: To chat with your party or team, press “Enter” on your keyboard to open team/party chat. Press “Shift” and “Enter” at the same time to message all players (including enemies) in a game. To whisper a player, press “Enter” and then “Tab”, begin typing the name of the player you want to DM, and then select their name.

How to Team/Party Chat In Valorant

If you’re in a competitive or unranked game, press “Enter” on your keyboard to open team chat, type your message, and then press “Enter” again to send your message to your team. The message you enter will be sent to all members of your team.

When queuing in a party with other players, you can follow the same instructions to chat with the other members of your party. You can also right-click on the text box, type your message, and press enter to send it to your party.

Valorant Party Chat

How to All Chat in Valorant

To chat with all players in a game, including players on the enemy team, press “Shift” and “Enter” on your keyboard simultaneously, then type your message, and finally press “Enter” to send the message to all players in the lobby.

You can use “All” chat to socialize, trash talk, or compliment enemy players.

Valorant All Text Chat

How to Whisper in Valorant

To whisper friends in Valorant (DM/private message), press “Enter” and then “Tab” on your keyboard. Begin typing the name of the person you want to whisper and then select their name. Finally, type in your message and press “Enter” to send it.

Valorant Whisper

Related: How to Change Your Valorant Name

Other Valorant Text Chat Settings

While you’re here, let’s cover the other Valorant text chat settings you should know about.

Tactical Callouts in Chat

If you turn on “Tactical Callouts in Chat”, you’ll see messages such as “Jett spotted an Enemy in B” displayed in the chat box when your teammates see an enemy.

Explicit Language Filter

By default, most inappropriate language is censored in text chat. If there are other words you want hidden in text chat, you can add words to your Muted Words List. To do this, go to Settings > Controls > Communication and any words you want to hide in the box next to “Muted Words List”.

You also have the option to turn the Explicit Language Filter setting off. As we explained in our How to Uncensor Valorant Chat guide, you can find this by going to Settings > Controls > Communication.

Text Chat Restrictions

Now that you know how to chat, it’s time to cover what you’re not allowed to say.

  • You can’t threaten, harass, discriminate, or use otherwise offensive language in chat or voice comms.
  • You can’t target players based on their performance with abusive language.

If you break these rules, Valorant can take automated and manual actions to warn, restrict, and ban your chat privileges.


Valorant’s text chat is a valuable tool for talking to your team, party, enemies, or friends.

If you prefer not to use voice comms or want to ensure that your teammate(s) can hear enemy players, you can use team chat to communicate strategic advice and information to team members. For example, you may want to type an enemy’s location, such as “CT spawn“. You could also message a simple “NT” to bolster your teammate’s spirit after a close clutch attempt.

All chat lets you talk to all players on a server, including enemy players. It’s a great way to compliment enemy players in a competitive game, shoot the breeze in a deathmatch game, or ask an enemy how they got a black crosshair.

Finally, whispers allow for direct messages with people on your friends list. You can use this to ask friends to join a party or catch up with friends.

Related: What Valorant Ranks Can Play Together

While Valorant’s text chat is excellent, you’re probably better off using your microphone to quickly say time-sensitive information or formulate plans between rounds in voice comms.