Is Roblox getting a voice chat feature?

Mics ready, everyone!

Roblox has teased many forthcoming features during today's Investor Day stream in preparation for the company going public on the stock market this March. One exciting feature briefly touched upon was voice chat.

Is Roblox getting a Voice Chat Feature?

The short answer is yes! In the future, Roblox will be getting voice chat functionality. This will be built on top of the platform's chat message communication. However, don't expect to chat with your friends over a microphone any time soon, as the company plans to build voice chat safely before releasing it to the public.

We have also wondered how exactly Roblox will implement voice chat functionality. Since many Roblox games are quite large, it is still unknown whether or not all voices will be heard no matter the location of the player within the game world. We hope to see some type of proximity chat included, where you only hear the players close to your own location. It would also be helpful to toggle voice chat on and off with the ease of a button!

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Should parents worry about voice chat?

Understandably, safety is a major concern when it comes to voice chat features! Roblox prides itself as a safe and kind community for everyone, blocking inappropriate content like profanity and sharing personal information. Reportedly, the company processes two billion chat messages each day.

During the Roblox Investor Day stream, VP of enginnering Adam Miller emphasized how paramount safety is to the Roblox community.

"The goal is to enable and positive communication," Miller says. "Communicating with friends is key to our social experience."

So far, the company has successfully created the necessary infrastructure for positive chat functionality, so we expect Roblox to dedicate the same care toward voice chat.

For more information on the Roblox brand, check out the full Investor Day stream below.

Roblox did not provide a release window for voice chat.

Let us know what you think about voice chat coming to Roblox!

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  1. What does the bubble do?
    (When david baszuki is testing voice chat)

  2. i think this will be fine but a do have something to say

    will there be an on and off button?

    1. We hope so! Knowing how much care Roblox puts into these features, I think they will.

  3. Voice chat is not a good idea whatsoever, predators can start talking to little kids. People would bully more but it’d be even worse, they’ll find ways to say things that you guys have censored. Chatting with online players is good enough. You’re just ruining the game by adding voice chat. A lot of people don’t like that it’s going to be added and they might even start to quit roblox. Please don’t add the voice chat.

    1. Valid concerns, hopefully Roblox takes this into consideration.

  4. It’s not a good idea to be adding voice chat to a game that has a bunch of teenagers and little kids playing it. If anything it will make the game worse since people would be getting cussed out on shooting games or saying inappropriate things. People would also be arguing about politics, or just scream at the top of their lungs while using the voice chat feature.

  5. I hope this will be good Roblox.

  6. What about the kids getting sworn at or worse…