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 Represented Guild Guild members gold
/g1-5 /guild1-5 Selected unrepresented Guild Guild members pale gold
Say Nearby persons green
Map Current Map pale red
/p /party Party Current party blue
/d /squad Squad Current squad pale green
/t /team Team Active team (WvW & sPvP only) bright red
Private Sends private message
/r replies to last whisper name

Status messages[edit]

Channel Color Information displayed
NPCs Lime green and gray Dialogue from nearby NPCs.
Combat White and gray Incoming and outgoing damage, healing and interrupts.
Emotes Gray Displays emotes used by players or NPCs. Emotes used by an NPC on a player character usually appear only on that player's chat log.
Game messages Yellow-green Items obtained, friend list updates, story messages, etc.
System messages Chartreuse Looking For Group tool messages, screenshots saved.
Error messages Red Error messages such as "Inventory full", "skill recharging", "Cannot use waypoint while in combat", etc...
Server messages Yellow Messages provided by the server that cannot be hidden on any panel, such as warnings regarding game updates and map status messages such as those from meta events.

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.
  • In WvW only players from your own world can view chat commands, except when using "/w".
  • Free accounts have additional limitations:
    • Cannot use /map chat.
    • Unlock /squad chat for each character at level 30.
    • Get the chat in PvP Lobby unlocked when the account reaches PvP rank 20 (Emotes, Map and Say chat unavailable during matches).
    • Can only whisper players who have added the free account holder to their friend list and one new person every 30 seconds.


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]