Cannot See Some Chat Channels

Updated: 2 weeks ago
Article ID: 9738
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Common Problems

  • Can't see Trade chat.
  • Can't use General chat.
  • The "Global Channels" tab in the chat settings window is grayed out.

If you're missing global chat channels from your chat box, try resetting to default chat. Type /resetchat in the chat bar and press Enter, then click Accept. You can also try these steps:

  1. Right-click the General tab above the chat log.
  2. Select Settings.
  3. Click Chat Defaults then click Accept, and do the same for Reset Chat Positions.

You can also manually rejoin global chat channels while in a major city, like Orgrimmar or Stormwind.

Channel NameChat Command
1. General - Zone/join General
2. Trade - Zone/join Trade
3. LocalDefense - Zone/join LocalDefense

If the problem persists, reset your user interface to return all settings to default.

Note: Some chat channels will not be available if your account is a Starter Edition or a digital version which was upgraded less than 72 hours ago.