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Steam gets an all-new chat system for both the Steam Client and web browsers

Steam gets new chat features July 2018
Steam gets new chat features
The new stable Steam Client for Windows, Linux, and Mac brings an all-new chat feature that is also available for web browsers, GPU acceleration in web views by default, support for the PlayStation 3 controller, 15 Xbox controllers, and more. In the near future, Windows XP and Vista will no longer be supported by the Steam Client.
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Valve's popular Steam Client receives regular updates, but the last one is probably the most solid one in years. The most obvious change is the all-new chat system — which can also be accessed separately using any device capable to run a modern web browser — but there are a lot of other changes, although most of them are not that easy to spot.

The new chat system looks very good and includes a new friends list, voice chat, and a new toolbar icon. A new banner that announces the upcoming end of support for the now ancient Windows XP and (almost ancient) Vista has been added, as well default GPU acceleration in web views. These changes apply to all versions of the Steam Client.

The macOS client comes with a bunch of fixes and improvements, as well as support for binding =, Clear, and mouse buttons as hotkeys. At last, the Linux version can now import Windows icons for games that have no Linux icons and features the latest versions of the SDL libraries. Obviously, a few minor fixes have been added in the mix as well.

In addition to all the above, Steam Input now supports PS3 Controllers as a separate controller type. The list of supported hardware has been improved with the addition of more than 100 generic gamepads, 40 PS3 controllers, and 15 Xbox controllers.

What do you think about the new Steam Client? What's your favorite new feature/improvement? Let us know in the comments.

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Codrut Nistor, 2018-07-25 (Update: 2018-07-25)