Microsoft and Discord Connect Gamers Across Xbox Live and Discord

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In the past few years, Discord has become an integral app for gamers all over the world to hop into games and communicate with one another easily, and now Xbox One and PC owners will be bridging the gap even more thanks to the popular app.

PC and console gamers alike are in for a real treat, because today Microsoft andDiscord have announced a collaboration that will unite gamers through Discord and Xbox. Users are able to create groups and invite people to them, use voice chat, and see what games that their friends are playing. With one of the major console makers under its umbrella in Xbox, Microsoft has been putting a lot of energy and new features into its streaming service Mixer.

The alliance means Xbox Live players can share what they're playing on Discord and friends can see it and join them. PC users will see a similar option on their own Discord account through the "user settings" tab, which is accessible through the Discord app on either PC or mobile devices. From the Account Setting menu, a new Discord option will appear in the "Linked social accounts" area. Click on the Xbox Live option and sign in to your account.

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While this collaboration between Xbox and Discord is a monumental step for the previously PC-only platform, the linking will only be at the account level.

"We're excited about working with Discord and are thrilled to enable new ways for gamers to connect with one another online", developers shared within the announcement. From there, you'll be able to select the "Link" option to get a unique code from Xbox, which you'll then use in the Discord app's Connection's tab to link your accounts.

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