Chat panel

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Chat panel

The chat panel allows you to send messages to other players, communicate with large groups, and displays various in-game messages in real-time.

Available channels[edit]

Player channels[edit]

Shortcut Command Channel activated Seen by... Color
/g /guild Guild Active guild gold
Say Nearby persons green
Map Current Map pale red
/p /party Party Current party blue
/d /squad Squad Current squad yellow
/t /team Team Active team (WvW & sPvP only) bright red
Private Sends private message
/r replies to last whisper name

In-game messages[edit]

Channel Color Information displayed
NPCs Lime green Dialogue from nearby NPCs.
Combat Gray Damage dealt and received.
Emotes Displays emotes used by players.
Game messages Red, Pale yellow Error messages (e.g. "inventory ...full"), status messages (e.g. screenshot saved), friend list updates, quest status messages.

Other Information[edit]

  • One chat line is limited to 199 characters.
  • The chat panel can save up to 5 tabs.
  • If you send messages too frequently (unspecified), subsequent messages will be blocked for an undetermined (and possibly variable) length of time with "Your message was suppressed due to excessive messaging." displayed in your chat window.
  • Trial accounts can not use /map chat.
  • Trial accounts can only whisper players who have added the trial account holder to their friend list.


After a loading screen it is possible to create an extra tab, but it will not be saved. If that 6th tab is closed, it will not be possible to create a 6th tab again until the next loading screen.

See also[edit]