How To Start a Party on a PS5

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Want to create a room where you can voice chat with your squad mates while playing your favorite games on PS5? You can do so by hosting a party there. 

Quick Answer

To start a party on PS5, press the PlayStation button from your console, go to the “Parties” tab in “Game Base”, and click the “Start Party” button. Select the party type and tap “Add Players” to throw a party.

To simplify the task, we have written a detailed step-by-step guide on how to start a party on PS5. We will also discuss inviting others to a party and joining one that’s already started.

What Is a PS5 Party?

A party in PS5 is a group or room where multiple players can chat over text and voice during a gaming session that allows the players to share their screens besides sharing and playing games with their friends.

There are two options available on your PS5 console to create a party: an open party allows anyone to join without any invite, while a closed party is one where you can only join by invite. 

Starting a Party on Your PS5

If you are wondering how to start a party on PS5, our following three step-by-step methods will help you go through the whole process quickly.

Method #1: Starting an Open Party

Follow these steps to create an open party that anyone can join on the PS5. 

  1. Press the “PlayStation (PS)” button on your PS5 console.
  2. Open “Control Center”.
  3. Select “Game Base”.
  4. Select “Parties” from the pop-up window.
  5. Choose “Start Party”.
  6. Select “Open Party”, add a party name, and choose the “Invite Players” option to add friends and their members to the new party. 
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Method #2: Starting a Closed Party

If you want to create a private party with only a few players on your PS5, do the below steps. 

  1. Press the PlayStation button on your PS5 console to open the “Control Center”.
  2. Select “Game Base”.
  3. Select “Parties”.
  4. Select “Start Party”.
  5. Choose “Closed Party”.
  6. Choose “Create New Group” and add players or select an already created group to start a party. 
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Method #3: Starting a Party With Only One Friend

With these steps, it is possible to start a party with only one friend or player.

  1. Press the PlayStation button from your PS5 console and open “Control Center”.
  2. Select “Game Base”.
  3. Open “Friends”. 
  4. Tap the friend’s name to start a voice chat.
  5. Select the “Voice Chat” tile and choose the “Join” option.
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Inviting Others To Join a Party on Your PS5 

You can invite your friends or other players to join your open or closed party on PS5 in the following way.

  1. Press the PlayStation button on your PS5 and open a “Control Center”.
  2. Select “Parties”.
  3. Select and enter the party you created.
  4. Select “Invite Players”.
  5. Select players and click the “Invite” button.
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Removing a Player From Your PS5 Party

If you are the party’s owner and want to remove a player from your party, do the following steps.

  1. Press the PlayStation button on your PS5 console and launch “Game Base”.
  2. Choose the party you want to remove the player from.
  3. Select the player and choose “Options”.
  4. Choose “Kick Out”.
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Joining an Ongoing Party on Your PS5 

If you want to join an ongoing party on PS5, you can do this in the following 3 ways.

Way #1: Using an Invitation

You will see a notification if you have received an invitation to join a party on your PS5 console. If not, press the PlayStation button on the console, and tap “Join” on the pop-up. 

Way #2: Joining Available Parties

You can also join ongoing open parties hosted by other players. This is an excellent approach to finding more players if you prefer to play with pals or don’t have enough players.

  1. Press the PlayStation button from your PS5 console and open “Control Center”.
  2. Choose “Game Base”.
  3. Go to the “Game” tile for which you want to join a party.
  4. Scroll down to the “Activities” section and choose a party to join.
  5. Select “Party”.
  6. Select “Join Group”.
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Way #3: By Sending a Request

If you want to join a party that is not open for everyone or requires an invite to enter it, you can send a request to the party host by tapping the party and selecting “Request to Join”. Next, you will get notified to join the party when the owner accepts your request.


This comprehensive guide discusses how to start a party on PS5 using open and closed rooms. We have also covered how you can invite, join, leave, and remove players from a PS5 party.

Hopefully, your question is answered in this article, and now you can start partying with your friends while playing games on your gaming console.  

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