How to read messages on PS5

The PS5 might make significant improvements to games, but the launch UI isn’t the easiest thing to get to grips with. For example, many users are having trouble accessing PSN messages on PS5. Luckily, however, it’s easy with a little know-how. Here’s how to access, open, and read PlayStation Network messages on PlayStation 5.

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Accessing PSN messages on PlayStation 4 was self-explanatory, though the new PS5 user interface makes it much harder. The PlayStation 5 messaging screen isn’t easy to stumble across, thanks to Sony burying it in seemingly unrelated menus. Users probably won’t find it unless they spend some time specifically seeking it out, but, to save everyone the trouble, below is a simple step-by-step guide.

How to view messages on PS5

  1. Boot up the PlayStation 5 console and select the desired account.
  2. Press the PS button, then choose the “Game Base” option.
  3. Select “View All Parties” from the list.
  4. PSN messages appear under the “Parties” heading.

Messaging has merged with the existing party system on PS5. The change likely aims to streamline player communications on PlayStation Network, but removing all mention of messages is a little confusing. Regardless, now that the change is clear, accessing text messages via the Parties screen is quick and easy.

Players can also send, receive, and read PSN messages via the PlayStation mobile application.

How to view messages on PS App

  1. Download and install the PS App.
  2. Open the application and log in.
  3. Tap the icon with two speech bubbles in the top-left corner.

One thing that the new PlayStation 5 messaging system didn’t fix, however, is the overabundance of spam mail. Phishing and scam messages from random users are still a problem on PS5, though, fortunately, there is a fix.

Recent rumors that PS5 production is stopping aren’t true. That’s fortunate, what with the release dates for Marvel’s Avengers and Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart fast approaching on PlayStation 5.