About parties

Use (Party) to voice 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


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 remove players from the party. Select the player you want to remove, press the OPTIONS button, and then select [Remove].

Players who can join a party

When you create a party, you can specify whether the party is public or private. This setting determines who can join your 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.
  • A child who is restricted by parental controls can be invited to a party, but might not be able to join it.
  • Up to 16 people can join a party.
  • You can make a party public or private on the quick menu, even after you create it.