PictoChat allows up to 16 people per room and up to 4 rooms in one general area. Users have the option of typing their messages via the touch screen's keyboard, or simply writing and/or drawing their messages in the available notepad space. While not often used, many have found the software quite useful at trade shows and conventions such as E3
The DSi version of PictoChat includes a special rainbow colored pen that can be interpreted by older models.
PictoChat appears in Super Smash Bros. Brawl
as level in which the characters fight.