Managing your friends and profile

You can play Stadia games using different controllers or a mouse and keyboard, depending on what screen you’re playing on. Use this table to find what button or command is considered the Stadia button on the controller or keyboard you’re using. 

Stadia Controller

Stadia buttonStadia icon

Mouse and Keyboard

Shift + Tab

Third party controllers

Home button

Manage your profile and online status

You can view your profile and update your online status in the Stadia app, on stadia.com, or on Chromecast Ultra. When updating your status, you can select either Online or Busy. If you are inactive for 5 minutes, your Online status will change to Idle.

For more information on how to determine who can see your status and profile, please see Stadia Privacy Settings.

Stadia app

  1. On your mobile device, open the Stadia appStadia icon.
  2. Tap FriendsFriends icon.
  3. At the top, tap your Stadia name and avatar.
  4. Tap on the status to change it.

TV or stadia.com

  1. Press the Stadia buttonStadia icon.
  2. Select your Stadia avatar.
  3. Select your status to change it.

Manage your friends

Your friends list will show you the online status of your friends. From here you can also search for other players.

Stadia app

  1. On your mobile device, open the Stadia appStadia icon.
  2. Tap FriendsFriends icon and then a friend’s name.
  3. From here, you can:

TV or stadia.com

  1. Press the Stadia buttonStadia icon.
  2. Select FriendsFriends icon and then a friend’s name.
  3. From here, you can:

Search for other players

From your friends list, you can search for other players.

Stadia app

  1. On your mobile device, open the Stadia appStadia icon
  2. Tap FriendsFriends icon and then SearchSearch and then enter another player’s Stadia name.
  3. Tap a player’s name to see their profile.
  4. From here, you can:

TV or stadia.com

  1. Press the Stadia buttonStadia icon.
  2. Select FriendsFriends iconand then SearchSearch and then enter another player’s Stadia name.
    Note: On TV you will see a list of recently met players.
  3. Select a player to see their profile.
  4. From here, you can:
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