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Gamers will soon be able to link Xbox and Discord accounts

Gamers will soon be able to link Xbox and Discord accounts

Your Xbox Live game presence can then be shared to your friends over Discord. Citing the popularity of the Discord program that lets gamers communicate easily, the Xbox Wire announcement explained how the integration will work.

"In response to your feedback, you will now have the option to link your Discord account to your Xbox account, making it easier than ever to see what your friends are playing", said Xbox Live General Manager Daniel McCulloch.

So, if you're on Discord and want to be able to talk to your friends while playing on your Xbox One, you'll be able to do that hopefully in a few weeks.

While communication typically relied on Party Chat and in-game voice channels, more players have turned to services such as Discord, Skype, Mumble, and a collection of others for clear, real-time conversation. You'll be able to test this new functionality out when it's officially rolled out in the coming weeks.

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You will be able to adjust your settings or link your accounts from either the Xbox or the PC. Here, you will see a new option for linking your Discord account.

Connecting with friends is such a big part of why people game.

The Discord app on PC or on mobile will also have an option to link your Xbox account with your Discord account through the connections tab. Microsoft has made significant strides to meld the PC and Xbox One experiences for its audience - as long as those experiences stay within the Windows 10 ecosystem. Xbox Live parties and Discord chat aren't compatible in any way.

Soon you will have the option to add to link your Xbox account to Discord directly from your Xbox One, an option that will become available to the Xbox community as a whole very soon.