Why does chat need to be enabled EVERY time?

I launch Hearthstone and click someone’s name to talk and it requires that I enable chat.

This is happening for me and my friend’s accounts. You can’t send / receive messages until you try to send a message to someone. This is clearly broken. Please help

Hey man, I’m experiencing the same problem - you’re not alone!

Same problem here. Even when you enable it the party you speak to cannot see unless they enable. For the love of all mankind blizz…billions a year. How about leave chat enabled for everyone and allow those introverts to disable it if they want. Fix this please. Interaction is important. Thank you.

come on blizzard, chime in here