Microsoft and Discord have teamed up in order to ensure gamers are connected across both the Xbox and Discord platforms. Starting in the Xbox Insider program soon, you will have the option to link your Xbox Live account to your Discord account directly from your Xbox One, and this will become available to the broader Xbox community at a later date.
Simply 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.
Daniel McCulloch, General Manager at Xbox Live, shares the details. “Connecting with friends is such a big part of why people game. Gamers all over the world use and Discord to easily chat and connect with friends while they game. In the coming weeks, this collaboration will make it easier for gamers to choose do just that – make it easier to connect and see what friends are playing across console and PC. It’s part of the work we are doing to provide gamers with more choice, allowing them to play how and where they want to.”
“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. If you are playing Sea of Thieves on your Xbox, you can now choose to give your Discord friends the ability to see that and decide whether they want to hop on their Xbox and join you.”