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Unparalleled Cross Platform Support. Proven in Countless Games.

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Photon Chat Messaging Features

Easily integrate a cross-platform chat system in your apps that scales to any amount of concurrent chats.

Plug and Play

Photon Chat is the fast and easy way to add chat functionality to your app or game. Plug it in within minutes. Relax while the system scales seamlessly with your user base. Play.


Need a global chat, multiple regional and clan-based chats plus private channels? No problem: Photon Chat allows users to create and subscribe to any number of chat channels.

Message Buffer

Photon Chat provides a message buffer per chat channel which is handy to replay the last messages, e.g. for a freshly joined chat user.

Smart Messages

Photon Chat not only allows you to send text messages via its channels, but also to send smart messages: hashtables, dictionaries, string arrays, ints, etc.

Standalone or Mashup

Photon Chat is the turnkey solution to build a scalable chat. You can use it standalone or easily combine it with any other Photon product. It's up to you.

Worry-Free Pricing

Fair and Transparent: 100% usage based on a concurrent users (CCU) basis. Flexible: Start with a FREE plan, up- or downgrade at any time. Worry-free: no immediate cap when exceeding CCU with any monthly plan. Perfect for your game's launch.

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Bad Word Filter for Your Chat

Realtime Chat Filtering

Keep your chat clean & safe with the world-class chat filter provided by our partner Community Sift: Stomp out bullying, sexting, toxic behavior, fraud and more in your chats.

One Minute Setup

Adding a world-class chat filter has never been easier: Go to your Photon Chat dashboard, activate the checkbox, choose the desired policy and save your setting. Done!

Context-based & Multi-language Support

Photon Chat's filtering technology uses over a million signatures in multiple languages. Billions of messages are filtered daily, bypassing current limitations by adding a chat user's reputation and context into the risk analysis.

Unrivaled Features

Photon Chat in conjunction with the optional Chat Filter is a completely unique solution: you won't find anything comparable in feature depth and pricing.

Photon Cloud - The Power Behind

All applications you develop with our suite of Photon products will run in our Photon Cloud. Here we take care of service hosting, operations and scaling. You can fully concentrate on building your game or app!

Photon Enterprise Cloud - Dedicated Servers & Custom Code Plug-ins

In a nutshell the Photon Enterprise Cloud is like our well established public Photon Cloud and adds the following features: Runs on dedicated servers, provides guaranteed service levels (SLAs) and high priority support. Another big plus: You can run your own authoritative server logic via Plug-ins.
Typical Photon Enterprise Cloud scenarios are apps with 10,000 concurrent users or more, bigger game projects that need authoritative server logic or companies whose compliance policies restrict them to dedicated resources.

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Scalable, Reliable & Always Connects

All Photon Cloud products are based on a client to server architecture, the most stable solution for multiplayer games! In peer-to-peer architectures clients often cannot connect due to NAT punch-through issues. This problem is even worse in mobile networks. With the Photon Cloud your games will always connect.
Our operations team monitors servers 24/7 and can scale up required resources at any time. Whether your game needs capacity for hundreds or for hundreds of thousands of concurrent users: we scale it to your demands.

Hosted Where Your Players Are

Low latency is an essential requirement in realtime multiplayer games. For this reason Photon Cloud is hosted in all major world regions to provide your players with a minimum latency.
Games that depend on low latency, like FPS or RTS game types, connect the players to the nearest region. Games that are able to handle higher latency, like turnbased game types, can connect all players to the same region.

See here for available regions and setup instructions.

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Some Selected Titles of the 188,582 Applications Hosted in Our Cloud.

  • Culmination of efficiency, performance and amazing support. Howard Tsao, muse games
  • This service is easy to use and allows to implement any idea. Anton Sinelnikov, RiliSoft
  • ...rapid integration into our game. Artem Petukhov, Pixonic
  • ... the choice is now solely between Unity networking OR Photon. Mike Hergaarden, M2H Game Studio
  • ...unparalleled performance. Andrew Kuzmin, KranX Productions
  • Photon saved us months of development time and headaches. Guillaume Boucher-Vidal, Nine Dots Studio
  • Rock-solid technology. Stefan Wiezorek, Sandbox Interactive
  • Thanks for being such a great PaaS! Adam Pearson, Substantial

The Perfect Partnership

Photon Cloud integrates perfectly with other services. When you ask us to recommend a service that is complementing Photon's feature-set: "PlayFab," is our answer. With PlayFab and the tightly integrated Photon Cloud you get the market's most complete package for online game development!

Photon Cloud

The world's leading multiplayer cloud service provides all core features needed to match & connect tens of thousands of users in realtime and turnbased games. Whether you are a one man team or a AAA studio: Photon is the fastest way to build and launch multiplayer games globally.


PlayFab is the fast and free way to launch and operate your mobile, PC or console game. It is a complete set of cloud-based backend services built exclusively for games. Live operations tools help you maximize retention and monetizing.

  • Game Server Hosting: Operations and scaling services is all cared for by us. You concentrate on building your game.
  • Matchmaking: Random, Friends, Skillbased, ...
  • Multiplayer: Realtime, Turnbased
  • Fast and Lean Networking: R-UDP, TCP, Websockets, HTTP
  • Chat
  • Player Accounts: Link Facebook, Steam, Apple, Google Play, Xbox Live, PSN, and custom oAuth providers
  • Data Storage, Downloadable Content
  • Virtual Goods: Management, Currencies, Purchases, Trading
  • Social: Friends Lists, Leaderboards
  • Push Notifications