Viewing the party screen

A )
Party name/number of players who have joined
If the party is private, (Private) will be displayed. For Community parties, the Community name and image are also displayed.
B )
Your microphone status
Microphone on The microphone is enabled.
Chatting with voice
Microphone not connected The microphone is not connected.
Muted The microphone is muted. Other players cannot hear your voice.
To mute or unmute your microphone, highlight your own player name and press the OPTIONS button.
Chatting with voice in a game You are chatting in a game. You cannot hear the audio from the party, and the party cannot hear your voice.
To switch to party audio, select [Party Settings] > [Chat Audio].
C )
(Share Play)
You can start Share Play as a host, or join Share Play as a visitor. The remaining time for Share Play is displayed while it is in use, and the players using Share Play are displayed in (Share Play).
For details about Share Play, see "Sharing your gameplay".
D )
(Invite)/ (Suggest)
You can invite other players or suggest other players for the party owner to invite. If you are the owner, you can see suggestions from other players displayed with (New).
E )
(Party Settings)
Adjust Microphone Level You can adjust the audio input level.
Adjust Audio Mix You can adjust the volume of the chat audio from a party and the audio from games or from the system. This setting is useful for making the audio from a party easier to hear.
Chat Audio You can set whether to enable or disable audio from a party or game chat. Only the chat audio that you set can be heard.
This setting is displayed only when you have joined a party and you are also participating in an in-game chat.
Allow Your Voice to be Shared You can set whether to include your chat audio in the broadcast when players who have joined the party share their broadcasts.
For details about broadcasts, see "Broadcasting your gameplay".
Video Quality for Share Play Sets the video quality when you join Share Play as a host.
F )
(View Other Parties)
You can check whether there is another party you can join. If you join another party or create a new party, you will leave the party you are currently in.
G )
The status of your connection with other players

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Voice chat enabled Voice chat is available.

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Chatting with voice

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Voice chat disabled You cannot communicate with the other player, and cannot use voice chat.
Muted The other player’s voice is muted. The player cannot hear your voice either.
To mute or unmute a player’s voice, highlight the player and press the OPTIONS button.
Chatting with voice in a game The other player is chatting in a game. This player cannot hear the audio chat from the party, and the party cannot hear the voice of this player.
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Displayed next to a player who is engaged in live communication with other players. If someone leaves the party, you may no longer be able to communicate with this player.
H )
(Leave This Party)
Leave the party.
I )
(New message indicator)
Displayed when a new message is added to text chat. Press the button to display the text chat.
J )
(Broadcast)
Displayed to players in the broadcast. You can view a player’s broadcast by selecting the player and selecting [Watch Broadcast].
K )
(Join Session)
Displayed when you can join the game the player is playing. You can view details by selecting the player and selecting [Join Session].

You can report inappropriate messages by selecting the message you want to report from the text chat screen, pressing the OPTIONS button, and then selecting [Submit Grief Report].