You can now use Discord to chat to your mates across PC and Xbox

Hey, wasn’t it frustrating playing Sea of Thieves with friends cross-platform and having to put your laptop on the couch so you could use Discord to communicate? Those days are over, friends.¬†Discord is coming to the Xbox One.

Discord allows gamers to connect with friends from all around the world, engaging in a single app that handles all your gaming communication needs in one simple place. In the coming weeks, Discord will make this sense of connection a touch more seamless, allowing users to see exactly what their friends are playing across console and PC platforms, allowing players to interact and further debunking the theory that gamers should be confined within the experience of a single platform.

Discord have listened to user feedback, and will introduce the option to link your Discord account to your Xbox account. Playing Sea of Thieves on Xbox? Your friends on PC can now see this just in case they want to jump on with you and join in on their Xbox.

Once available, Xbox users will be able to link their account by opening the Account Settings menu and selecting “Linked Social Accounts”. There, users will find a new option in order to link your Discord account. Upon receiving a unique code from Xbox, open the Discord app and insert the code within the communications tab. PC users can access this option in the coming weeks through the connections tab under user settings, upon enabling permission to link your accounts.

Set to officially launch in the coming weeks, what seems like a small step may just be the start of something a whole lot bigger. Well, one can only hope. For more information, you can check out the blog posted by the Xbox Live team by clicking here.


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Matthew Arcari

Matthew Arcari is the games and technology editor at The AU Review. You can find him on Twitter at @sirchunkee, or at the Dagobah System, chilling with Luke and Yoda.