The official Origin blog has shared a post about how you can utilise some of Origin’s features while playing The Sims 4.
The Sims 4 is here! In addition to all the fun of the new creation tools and emotional depth of the game itself, playing on Origin gives you features to enhance your play.
Chat with friends. The Sims 4 is an inherently social game. You don’t want your creations to exist in a vacuum. Origin changes this by allowing you to chat with people without ever having to leave your game. Simply start Origin In Game by pressing Shift + F1, open your Friends list and pick who you want to start speaking with. You can share tips and tricks, announce a new item in the Gallery or share something hilarious that your Sims just did. The Sims 4 is just better with friends.