New chats with ANY friend

Currently can only communicate if on a group ride or within 500 meters. It would be wonderful to speak to folks I am following (often times met on Zwift but cycle multiple times a week) through the platform… also if I see they are on would be great to say hello and give more than just a thumbs up

I like the idea of enhanced chat functionality. Whenever something is half-baked, it doesn’t get used as much.

Imagine if you could avoid using multiple apps to IM teammates/friends (Facebook messenger, Discord chat, etc.).

Agreed it would be nice if you could message a rider that is active without having to actually be on zwift yourself. Although they would need to ensure it could not be abused. Maybe something simple like a toggle to allow or not allow messages from riders that offline