The phone app that you’re going to use for voice chat on the Nintendo Switch has officially launched on iOS & Android.
Right now, the app is only compatible with Splatoon 2. When the game launches later this week, you’ll be able to use a service within the app called SplatNet 2 to invite other players to matches, and use voice chat.
There’s a wide list of activities you can invite friends to in Splatoon 2, but the app also keeps track of your in-game stats and shows upcoming events. Invites will appear as a notification on your phone, so long as you have the app installed.
The Nintendo Switch Online app is free. Voice chat and online play in Splatoon 2 are also free, but only until the Switch Online service launches sometime in 2018. Nintendo already confirmed the service will cost $20 per year.