Microsoft will allow linking of Xbox and Discord accounts

Microsoft will allow linking of Xbox and Discord accounts
Ben Bowman

Ben Bowman

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What fun is gaming if you can’t talk trash with your friends? Today, Microsoft announced it will allow gamers to link their Xbox and Discord accounts, allowing console and PC gamers to come together.



According to Microsoft, here’s how it works from an Xbox…

As an Xbox Insider, starting soon in preview, you will also have the added option to link your Xbox Live account to your Discord account directly from your Xbox One, which will become available to the broader Xbox community soon. Open the Account Settings menu on Xbox One, and select “Linked social accounts.” Here, you will see a new option for linking your Discord account. Once you receive your unique code from Xbox, open the Discord app and insert the code within the Connections tab.” 

And from a PC, the process goes like this…

From the Discord app on PC or on a mobile device, in the coming weeks you will see an option to link your Xbox account with your Discord account through the Connections tab under User Settings. Click on the Xbox Live option and sign in to your account. After enabling permission, your accounts will be linked.

With this new connectivity, Microsoft is making it easier to connect with your friends. If you’re jumping on Madden and want your Discord friends to know, this will make it a lot easier.

Ben Bowman

Ben Bowman

Ben Bowman is an Emmy Award-winning journalist who led's editorial team in 2018 and 2019. Before joining Softonic, he was the Head of Content for and a news producer for NBC, Fox, and CBS. He is an award-winning filmmaker and director of sketch and improv comedy, and a contributing writer for the Pitch comedy app.

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