Chat is the primary khung of text-based communications in World of Warcraft. It is usually initiated by pressing Enter or pressing "/" lớn get to lớn a command line. Voice Chat was released in Patch 2.2 along with the Chat Channels pane in the Socials window.

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Specifying chat channels uses slash commands. See below for basic chat channel info.

Additional notes

Chat features

Chat ButtonCliông chồng on this button to lớn access party and guild chats, private messaging of individual players, emotes, & voiced speech. Many of these same chat options are also available through hotkeys or commands that you can type at the chat prompt.<1>Chat LogAll chat messages appear here, along with miscellaneous character messages. You can scroll up or down this log by clicking the arrows, & jump khổng lồ the lachạy thử message by clicking on the bottom button.<2>

Basic chat commands

See also: Macro API#Chat commandsHow khổng lồ useDescription
/1 General chat channel. Seen by all players in the zone.
/2 Trade chat. Only accessible in cities và faction hubs. This channel is shared among mỏi those locations, và is seen by all players in any of them.
/3 Local Defense channel. Seen by all players in the zone.
/4 Looking for Group channel. Only accessible in cities & faction hubs. This channel is shared among muốn those locations, & is seen by all players in any of them.
/s /say Say channel. Seen by everyone 60 yards or closer lớn you.
/y /yell Yell channel. Seen by everyone 400 yards or closer to you.
/i /instance Instance channel. Seen by only instance members. Only applies khổng lồ groups formed by the Dungeon Finder.
/p /party Party channel. Seen by only các buổi tiệc nhỏ members.
/g /guild Guild channel. Seen only by guild members.
/o /officer Officer channel. Seen only by guild officers. Guild permissions determine who qualifies as an "officer".
/ra /raid Raid channel. Seen only by raid members.

As of patch 1.11, the Raid leader và his/her assistants are able khổng lồ use this chat commvà which puts the message in the middle of the screen for instant commanding of all members of the raid.



Whisper channel. Seen only by .
/t /tell Tell channel. Same as Whisper channel.
/r Reply to last player to sover you a Whisper or Tell. Seen only by player listed in reply. You can also press the "R" key out of the xanh lớn initiate the reply box.
/ignore Ignore specified player. Their messages will no longer show in chat window.
/unignore Unignore specified player (assuming they are ignored already). Their messages will show again in chat window.
/chathelp/chatBrief summary of some chat commands.

Basic Chat with Audible Sounds

Main article: List of emotesHow to useDescription
/oomOut of mana, low on mana.
/follow Follow the targeted player.
/healmeYou Gọi out for healing!
/raspSticking your tongue out sound.
/sillyYour character tells a joke. They"re different depending on race và gender.
/flirt Your character flirts with . They"re also different depending on race and gender.

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/no Your character tells that he should not vì chưng whatever he is doing at the time of shouting this word.

GM Chat

In patch 3.0.8, a special, separate chat UI was introduced for communicating with GMs.<3><4>

When a GM wishes to speak with you the Help Request minibar button will glow.<5>

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As part of our ongoing effort to provide the best service và security we possibly can, we have sầu introduced a new Game Master Chat interface!

Now, when a trò chơi Master contacts you, a special notification will appear in the upper right-h& corner of your screen, just to the left of your standard Mini-Map & above sầu your beneficial Buff bar. The appearance of this notification, known as a “GM Chat Request,” will signal a pending message from a thành viên of our In-Game staff. To access this message, simply cliông chồng on the GM Chat Request ibé and a special chat window will open which will allow you lớn have sầu a secure conversation with the Game Master in question.

By mặc định, this window will appear on the left side of your screen, just above the standard location of your primary chat window. This window may be moved around and even closed at will. If closed, the GM chat window may be re-opened at any time by clicking on the “mở cửa GM Chat Log” button, accessed via the In-trò chơi Knowledge Base (the big red “?” icon in navigation tray). With this, should a trò chơi Master sover another message after the GM chat window is closed the GM Chat Request ibé will again appear in the upper right-hand corner of your screen.

If you are unable lớn view the GM Chat Request inhỏ or GM chat window, we highly recommend that you remix your User Interface (UI) and ensure that all active AddOns are up-to-date. For more information regarding the Reset UI process, please see the following:

With this new interface, it will be easier than ever to talk to lớn one of our staff without the distractions of busy scrolling chat text, và with full confidence that you are indeed in a conversation with a thành viên of our In-Game Support team.

Should you possess any questions regarding this new feature, however, please vày not hesitate to ask.

Thank you!

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Community Team - English

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Guild Specific Chat

How to useDescription
/ginfoGives basic information about your guild.
/g /guild Sends a chat message to lớn all members of your guild.
/o /officers Sends a chat message khổng lồ all officers of your guild.
/gmotd Sets the guild"s message of the day

Also see Guild Commands under the List of Slash Commands for non-chat commands.

Advanced Chat Channel Usage

How to lớn useDescription
/# /c /csay Send a message to lớn a specific channel.
/chatlist /chatwho /chatinfo List channels or channel members.Symbols next to lớn player names have the following meaning:* channel owner,
channel moderator, # muted/unvoiced.
/chatlog/combatlogToggles chat logging; the file for the chat log is Logswtbblue.comChatLog.txtToggles combat logging; the tệp tin for the combat log is Logswtbblue.comCombatLog.txt
/join /channel /chan Join a channel.
/leave /chatleave sầu /chatexit Leave sầu a channel (or all channels).
/announcements /ann Toggle join/leave sầu announcements on a channel channel, assuming you are channel creator or moderator.


Invite a player khổng lồ a channel, assuming you are channel creator or moderator.
/ckiông chồng Kiông xã a player off a channel, assuming you are channel creator or moderator.
/ban /unban Ban/unban a player from a channel, assuming you are channel creator or moderator.
/mute /squelch /unvoice /unmute /unsquelch /voice

Change a player"s voice permission, assuming you are channel creator or moderator. Moderators can always chat, even when muted.

/moderator /unmod /unmoderator

Change a player"s moderator status, assuming you are channel creator. Moderators can remove moderator from themselves (/unmod)
/password /pass Change channel"s password assuming you are channel creator or moderator.
/owner Change the channel owner, assuming you are the current channel owner.

Advanced Chat Terminology/Details

Ten Channel LimitYou can only be in ten chat channels at any given time. This does not include other chat types such as say, yell, tiệc nhỏ, raid, guild, officer, or whisper which are not considered channels.Chat Channel OrderThe order in a chat channel is determined by the age of the characters within the channel (based on the character"s creation date, not total time played). In custom channels, when a current channel owner leaves, automatic ownership/moderation will be transferred khổng lồ the character with the next highest "seniority," which will be the first person in the channel user listing."Server Mask Channel" or "hệ thống channel" or "mask"One of the default channels that is different for each zone. It changes when you move between zones & is represented without its zone suffix. The normal Mask channels are "General", "Trade", "LookingForGroup" or "LocalDefense". "WorldDefense" is also a server channel, but not a mask because it is not identified with any zone, and does not change accordingly."Chat Type"the various methods of chat communication in as seen in the ChatTypeInfo table. Some common types are SAY, YELL, EMOTE, PARTY, RAID, GUILD, OFFICER, WHISPER, CHANNEL, SYSTEM."Sticky (Chat Type)"remembered chat types between messages.Ex: It"s what party chat does by default as opposed lớn channel chat. If you send a msg to a buổi tiệc nhỏ or use the /p commvà the chat becomes party the next time you open the chat box. That"s because PARTY chat is sticky as opposed lớn channel chat where if you type in a channel the next time you open the edit box with enter or / it will be on the last sticky type you were using before you chatted in a channel.Default Sticky Chat Types - SAY, PARTY, RAID, INSTANCE, GUILD, OFFICERTo mix the stickiness of a chat type set/script ChatTypeInfo<"CHANNEL">=sticky=1;(1 is sticky, 0 is non-sticky)Capital CitiesAlliance - "Stormwind City", "Ironforge", "Darnassus", "The Exodar"Horde - "Orgrimmar", "Undercity", "Thunder Bluff", "Silvermoon City"Neutral - "Shattrath City", "Dalaran"NOTE: "The Exodar", "Silvermoon City" và "Shattrath City" were added upon release of the first expansion, a.k.a. Wrath of the Lich King, và are only available to lớn characters / accounts who have sầu installed this expansion.

Trade Channel ExceptionThe hệ thống "Trade" channel is only usable within capital đô thị walls. Outside of these cities the channel is still included in the 10 channel limit but the client no longer sends CHAT_MSG_CHANNEL events for the trade channel. You can still leave a hidden trade channel using LeaveChannelByName("Trade") but you can only join it again inside capital thành phố walls. It also only appears in GetChannelList() when you are in a capital city.LookingForGroup (LFG) Chat Channel ExceptionAs of patch 6.1, the LookingForGroup channel is now Global. It can be seen by any thành viên of your faction from anywhere in the world.

How vì I switch my Chat language?

From Official Chat Interface: Q & A:

How do I speak in another language I know?

Click on the "Chat Bubble" on the chat box tool bar, then highlight "Language" with the cursor. A các mục of which languages you know will appear to the side. From there you can cliông chồng one khổng lồ choose which language you prefer khổng lồ speak.Humans and orcs only have one language.

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Chat Channel Troubleshooting

1) I can only see join/leave messages in a channel but can"t talk or see anything else.You have an "undead" channel. Leave sầu all your channels in-game. Exit the game. Open your WTF/Account///chat-cađậy.txt file on the affected character. Find the first place where it says "CHANNELS". Replace the next few lines with the following:CHANNELSENDZONECHANNELS 0Now save the tệp tin và log inlớn This will have rephối your channels và you should be able lớn freely join the affect channel again.2) I can"t see chat in a channel (or say/yell/guild/whisper/party) I just joined.Right-cliông chồng the chat tab for the current chatframe và look for the "channels" thực đơn under "filters". Make sure that the channel in question has a kiểm tra next to lớn it khổng lồ be visible in that chatframe.

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