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 or Squad sub-group blue
/d /squad Squad Current squad pale green
/t /team Team Current server/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.


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 another 6th or greater tab again until the next loading screen, but that 6th tab can be accessed by left-clicking the arrow adjacent to the add tab symbol. In this way an unknown number of extra chat tabs (greater than 16) can be added that are only accessible through the arrow. However, these chat tabs are removed upon re-logging
  • One chat line is limited to 199 characters.
  • The chat panel can save up to 5 tabs.
  • The range for say chat is 2000 units.
  • 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.
  • Whisper messages sent to a player that is on the character selection screen will not go through. Whispers sent during loading screens will, however.
  • 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.

See also[edit]