Communicating in chats

Open Yandex.Chats using the icon.

Chats with users

Create a chat with one person
  1. In the chat list, select or .
  2. Enter the person's name or select it from the list.

To write to a person from your address book, allow access to your contacts.

Create a group chat
  1. In the chat list, select or .
  2. Select Create group chat and add members.

To add a person from your address book, allow access to your contacts.

Add new members
  1. In the chat, select the three dots and then Chat info.
  2. Select Add member.
Send a message

Open a chat and enter your message however you like:

  • Tap and say your message.
  • Tap the text field and type a message using the on-screen keyboard.
  • Tap and select a photo or video to send.
Leave a chat

In the chat, select the three dots and then Leave chat.

Chats with companies

You can use chats with companies to order a pizza, get legal advice, and other services. These chats are created and supported by companies that provide services.

Send a message
Open a chat and enter your message however you like:
  • Use prompts with suggested phrases.
  • Tap and say your message.
  • Tap and type a message using the on-screen keyboard.
Block a chat

In the web version of Yandex.Chats: click the three dots icon in the chat and select Block.

Leave a chat

In Yandex.Chats on iOS and Android devices: tap the three dots in the chat and select Leave chat.

Chat with Alice

Alice is a voice assistant for helping with everyday tasks. She can set a route, run an app, turn on music, or just chat with you.

Start a conversation with Alice

Open a chat with Alice and enter your message however you like:

  • Use prompts with suggested phrases.
  • Tap or say "Listen, Alice" and then your message.
  • Tap and type a message using the on-screen keyboard.
  • Tap and take a photo or upload an image for Alice to recognize.
Clear the history

Open the chat with Alice and tap Clear history.