Text Chat/Quick Text Replies
In the event a user is unable to respond by voice, or would rather not respond by voice (say they're set to mute everyone), this would allow them to respond to others via either quick phrases, or an intuitive text chat menu. Figured I'd pop this popular request over from the Slack.
In Game Tablet For Text Chat
The idea of having text chat in game has been tossed around quite a bit. Usually one of the main issues brought up is that it could harm immersion. Be it with chat bubbles appearing on screen as people are talking, or just text appearing on screen. An idea i heard that i think may solve this problem would be to have a tablet in game. Similar to the camera. something that we can put away, and just pull out to see/send messages sent by text. People who send a message over text can just have an icon over their head if they said something, and if they are trying to contact someone specifically, you could have a small message icon on your HUD to check the text tablet. This would resolve the fear of cluttered text messages filling our view in game. There is always the argument that typing in VR is a pain. But I think those who would like a text chat would appreciate this, even with the slow typing method of virtual keyboards
Text chat needed for Deaf gamers
The tool should be useful for Deaf gamers who unable to hear what people said, also some can't talk including i am because of sign languages that not part of virtual generation yet. I've been played VRChat for just two weeks but I don't like how deaf gamers want to leave from this game because...a text chat is important if anyone think of. I tried to find some ways to communicate people are handwritten with a marker or pen available from a few spaces but can difficult to write without having VR hand controller that allow easy to write or sometimes annoyed player took my marker when i wrote the incomplete words to someone then ran around act like goofy that cause depressing how person can't talk without have a marker. The other one was trying to find their Twitch/Twitter IDs that same username from the game because sometimes i have been looking for how-to-get custom avatar where it came from so this idea may be not right to do for their privacy. Right now i didn't feel to write again unless this request feature needs to be available for Deaf gamers. Here's a link that someone's website providing information to game developers for accessibility guidelines, they showed the different levels which you can develop easy or harder to make text chat in the game: http://gameaccessibilityguidelines.com/ From Deaf gamer, - Fizzy Amp
Text chat and TTS
I would like text chat, that would display the message for example above your head, and like most games do, in a little part of the screen at the bottom that can be opened and closed. You should also allow the option for text to speech. Of course you should also allow the option to disable TTS and over head chat messages for those who don't like them.
DISCORD as a Text Chat solution.
Let avatars link their Discord profile if they wish to be contacted or chat in real time via text .On click to be prompted with the direct chat window with that avatar on discord so you can leave messages or chat real time while in VRCHAT desktop mode .
Text Chat for Desktop
In the Desktop client, the Y key should be used to trigger text chat. Desktop users could see a CS-style chat in the bottom left, while VR users could see chat bubbles.
i know someone requested it before but i will urge the request again since its is the main reason that prevents a lot of my friends from Second Life to join VRChat and that is the lack of Text chat. Sansar just Added Desktop Chat window to their VR Mode which is a step in the right direction but it still lacks the ability to type on a virtual Keyboard in VR mode still. We need Text chat for those who are not native English speakers like a lot of my friends who can perfectly type and read English but have a hard time to understand the spoken word and lack the pronunciation to be able to speak it them self also we have a lot of disabled people who are either def or Mute or have similar disorders which prevents them to be able to chat via Voice but they all would love to try VRChat and i don't think it would be such a hard task to add a keyboard to the menu and use simple Chat bubbles over the heads of people. sure we could try to make custom avatars for such ppl with a similar feature but that doesn't really solve the overall communication issue. since its a rather easy thing to code in unity i can only hope that this feature gets a high priority as an option for people to communicate and it would bring a lot more people to VRChat to become valuable creative members of the community. If chatbubbles are too immersion breaking there should be an Option like the one in Sansar where a tiny Chat window is attatched to the underside of the controller, simply turn it around to look at it. That should be an option for VR users as it isn's as immersion Breaking because i saw that was the main concern in the Comments of other Text Chat requests. Another issue many had is that they fear that most people would use Text chat just cause they dont want to use Voice but Second Life proved for many years that Laziness to type keeps the text chat to a minimum specially in VR it will be fairly slow to type on a virtual Keyboard so if people can use Voice they naturally will others who won't for what ever personal reason already use TXT to Speech wich brings me to Option 3 a Text to Speach build in to VRC for those who can Hear Voice chat but can't talk for what ever Reason. I hope this Covers all the Pro's and cons for Text Chat in VRC and its hard to make it right for everybody but we shouldnt be selfish and think of others who need or feel the need to use Text Chat. Overall i think it would be very Positive for the VRC community in general but it should be optional for every user to chose if he / she / it wants to interact with none Voicing users. We cant make it "Perfect" for all users but i think we should try our best to make it usable for everybody.
Text chat beyond instances between friends.
It is something that you can chat beyond instances to friends. Because people wearing HMD have difficulty in seeing other chat software such as Discord, so there is no means of contact unless they are in the same instance.
Desktop 'virtual keyboard' text input/billboard chat display
As a desktop user, I want to be able to type chat using the keyboard, so I have an option other than trying to 'handwrite' using a mouse and pen. Details: As a desktop user (can't afford the VR set yet :< ), I am often frustrated because there is no way to send "text/chat" into the game other than the fairly clunky "handwriting" (which I know is probably awesome in VR, but I'm not there yet!!). Since I know the notion of adding chat into the already busy environment is probably not attractive to the motivation (VR), it remains that users waiting for cost-accessibility to the tech need a way to communicate textually that isn't hampered by the reality of legacy technology (i.e., keyboard). As an example - a 'chat HUD' that could billboard directly in front of user with the text being input (a la placard, perhaps). I'm including a rough representation of the idea as imagined in the attached image. This would also be a nice alternative for those who do not have voice chat available or who cannot speak.
With web panels being disabled and no current idea if they will be returning in the future here is a suggestion to help fill the void. A component that applies a texture from a url. There's already a image downloader component but players cant use it. How i see it working is two ways. one would be like the set material action where you can specify a material and url. A second method would be how the VRC_Video screen is structured so you can add a url at the top then below you can specify the material index and texture property. This would allow people to load information without updating the world. some examples would be posters, character sheets for games, talk show visuals, and many more.