Sony has launched a brand new app for iOS and Android, called PlayStation Messages. With the app players can easily communicate to friends, groups and other gamers without having to be close to their console.

Although chat was already available through the normal PlayStation app, Sony has decided to split the Messages part into it’s own app, probably for better optimisations.

The PlayStation app itself will continue to manage game downloads, control the PS4 remotely and act as a second screen to certain titles.

PS Messages
Simply put, the Messages app allows you to:

  • Check your Friends List to instantly see who’s online and what they’re playing
  • Send text messages or voice messages to individual friends or to groups of friends anytime you like
  • Upload and share your own attachments and swap PlayStation-themed stickers
  • Search for, and add, new PlayStation Network contacts

If you want you can download PlayStation Messages for your iOS or Android device to enjoy the full mobile experience, or do you believe they should have kept both functions into one app? Leave your feedback!