What is a whisper in online chat and gaming?

Private message

A whisper is a private message (or PM). Primarily, gamers use whispers to communicate privately with each other while playing a multiplayer game, such as an MMORPG or MOBA.

The live-streaming platform Twitch and social platform Discord also refer to private messages as whispers. Twitch and Discord users can send each other whispers instead of communicating in a channel or server's public chat.


Whisper me and I'll send you the deets
A Reddit post announcing Twitch's whisper feature
A Reddit post announcing Twitch's whisper feature

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Updated December 30, 2022

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