Some Xbox Insiders are testing Discord Voice Chat

by Alexandru Poloboc
Alexandru Poloboc
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  • A small number of Xbox Insiders get to test a new coms feature starting today.
  • The Discord Voice Chat will soon be integrated into the console's basic features.
  • It will gradually become available to even more Insiders over the coming weeks.
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What’s the one way you can have even more fun playing your favorite game? No, it’s not a trick question and you get no points for it.

The answer is playing with your friends, provided the game you are playing allows multiplayer or co-op. And, as we all know, communication is key during gaming.

There are plenty of means to speak to our teammates while enjoying an awesome gaming session, and Xbox fans are about to get yet another one.

Discord Voice Chat comes to Xbox

That being said, if you love playing multiplayer games on your Microsoft-powered Xbox console, you are about to receive some good news today.

The Redmond tech giant has announced that Discord Voice chat has now become available for the Xbox Insider community.

Not all Insiders, unfortunately, as only select Gamers will be able to jump into group calls and voice channels in Discord directly from their Xbox consoles, starting today.

To get a better understanding of how this works, once your Discord account is linked to Xbox, you can hop into a channel and communicate using Discord, just as you normally would.

When you open the Discord mobile app, you’ll see a new option to Join on Xbox. Note that you’ll need the Xbox app to transfer voice chat from your Discord account to your Xbox.

Thus, if you already have it installed, the Xbox app will launch and let you connect the Discord Voice chat to your Xbox Series X|S or Xbox One console.

Please keep in mind that Discord’s safety standards will apply when chatting on Xbox consoles with Discord Voice, so avoid being toxic.

Don’t be discouraged at the task of linking a Discord account on your Xbox, because its all pretty straightforward.

In reality, all you have to do is press the Xbox button on your controller and navigate to the Parties & chat > Try Discord Voice on Xbox.

After doing so you will see a QR code which you can scan to be directed to the Xbox and Discord apps so that you can link them.

The above-mentioned update is rolling out for Xbox Insiders today but only a select few will be able to take advantage of it right away.

This new communication feature will gradually expand to more Insiders over the coming weeks, before being made generally available for everyone.

Have you got your chance to test this new feature? Share your experience with us in the comments section below.

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