How to Whisper in Minecraft

Whispering is a chat feature that enables players to communicate with one another without other players being able to see what they're saying. This is a useful tool if you're playing a joke on another player or just want to chat behind someone's back. Since whispering can only happen through in-game commands, let’s learn about what these commands are.


In Minecraft, commands are more than just a set of strings. What they can do is change the whole Minecraft world by destroying all of the enemies in your vicinity and collecting all of the metal in your inventory. Minecraft commands are simple and straightforward to use. The command bar is where you'll type in all of your commands and cheat codes.

The way that you whisper will depend on the different platforms that you are playing on. In the original Java PC version of Minecraft, you will need to have cheats turned on. This way you’ll be able to access the command console by pressing the “~” key.

Any command you enter for a single player or a group of players must begin with a forward-slash (/). This prefix will not interact with multiplayer commands. All you have to do now is press the "Enter" key after typing the order or cheat in the command bar.

How to whisper?

How to whisper in Minecraft


After typing /tell, you will get options. There you will select the person to whisper your message.

  1. Select @a if you want to whisper your message to all the players in the game.
  2. Select @e to communicate will all entities.
  3. Select @p for whispering your message to the closest players.
  4. Choose @r for conveying a message to random people 
  5. And @s to message yourself.

Your message will be whispered as shown below. It contains your username, then comes the tag “whispers to you” and the last part is your message.

[Your username] whispers to you: [your message]

If the above commands are not working depending on the server or local game, you can also try /whisper or /msg command.

The following platforms support whispering:

Pocket Edition: Yes (0.16.0)

Java Edition (PC/Mac): Yes

Xbox 360: No

Nintendo Switch: Yes (1.5.0)

Windows 10 Edition: Yes (0.16.0)

Education Edition: Yes

Xbox One: Yes (1.12)

PS4: Yes (1.14.0)

PS3: No

Wii U: No


Congratulations! You have learnt how to whisper. You can send individual messages to some people on the server. This is a very useful tool to have for whatever purpose you like.

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