About parties

Use (Party) to voice chat and text chat with your Friends and other players. You can use (Party) while using a game or other application. When you're in a party, you can join a game as well as share game screens and gameplay with others you're chatting with in the party.

The party owner and players who can join

Owner

When you create a party, you're the owner.

  • If you leave a party you've created, one of the remaining players becomes the owner so that the party can continue.
  • As an owner, you can kick players out of the party. Select the player you want to kick out, press the OPTIONS button, and then select [Kick Out].

Players who can join a party

When you create a party, you can specify whether the party is public or private. This setting determines the players who can join the party.

  • Public Parties
    Friends of players in the party can join the party freely. Players in the party can invite other players.
  • Private Parties
    You must be invited by the owner to join a private party. A player who has joined the party can recommend another player to the owner.
  • You can participate in a party by using a PS4™ system, PS Vita system or PS TV system.
  • When you're a sub account user restricted by parental controls, you can be invited to a party, but you can't join it.
  • Up to eight people can join a party.