Turn off chat - functionality only on-screen (and not in the companian app)

What the topic title says:

if you turn off the chat, it not only disappears from the screen (great and necessary functionality, btw), but messages also stop appearing in the companion app. The latter doesn’t make much sense. It would be great to have the option to voluntarily check the flow of messages, without being distracted continuously by the on-screen chat box.

absolutely! would love to turn off the messages but would like to see them in the companion app only!