Discord is a messaging app built for gamers. However, it was not originally intended for console gaming as it was initially limited to PC and mobile platforms.
The service is slowly expanding into console territory, and some console gamers may argue that it is taking too long. Even though there is no official app for this, you can use Discord with your Xbox One.
Can you use Discord on Xbox One?
The answer is yes – Microsoft and Discord have announced they will partner with each other. People have long wanted Discord on Xbox One, and the two tech titans have agreed. It’s not perfect yet, but it opens the door to new possibilities for PC and console fans.
Now PC and console gamers can team up. You can easily see what your Xbox friends are playing through Discord and jump to them if you want to join them for a multiplayer session.
All you need to do this is a free Discord account and an Xbox Live account, and you’ll need to link those accounts to get started. You can register and download Discord for Mac, Android, iOS or Linux from this link .
It is very easy to register; you need to provide a username, password and a valid email address for verification.
How to link Xbox One to Discord
There are two ways to link your Discord and Xbox One accounts. You can do this via Xbox or using the Discord app on your smartphone or computer. The detailed steps for both methods are listed below.
Using Xbox One
Here’s how to link your Xbox One accounts:
Open your account settings by pressing the Xbox button and pointing it to the menu.
Select the Linked Social Network Accounts option .
From the menu, select Link Discord Account .
You will receive a six-digit pin code that must be entered in the Discord app. You can do this from the Connections menu in the Discord app for your PC or smartphone.
Using your phone or the desktop Discord app
Alternatively, you can initiate the linking process from the Discord app. Here are the steps:
Launch Discord on any device. Go to User Settings and select the Connections tab .
Then you will see a list of icons that can be used in Discord. Find the Xbox icon on the right.
Select Xbox Live and sign in with your credentials.
Give Discord permission to access your Xbox One account and they should now be linked.
Once linked, users will be able to display what games they are playing on Xbox with other Discord users and game friends.
Once you’ve linked your Xbox account, Discord will offer you several options for what you want to show to other users, including your game status .
If you’ve chosen to use Discord on your Xbox console, you can sign in to the Microsoft browser on your device. Once there, visit the Discord website, log in and you can access Discord while you play without needing a smartphone or computer nearby.
How to break the link between Discord and Xbox One
If you’re tired of Discord or switching consoles, don’t worry, it’s easy to disconnect your Discord account. You can do this using Microsoft’s official website, Discord app, or Xbox One console.
Use this link to go to the official Microsoft account settings. Log in with your credentials and find the Discord link. Delete it and save your changes.
Using Xbox One, you should go to the Accounts menu and select the Linked Social Network Accounts tab. Finally, click the button to remove the link in the same place where you clicked on the Link Discord account.
You can also disable accounts using the Discord app.
- Login to your Discord account
- Go to Account Settings
- Go to the ” Connections”tab .
- Click on Xbox Live Connectionand click on the Remove Link button
- Follow the instructions and confirm
Should you link your accounts?
The fact that Discord doesn’t have an app on the Xbox is definitely a downside, because it’s not the Discord that PC users have access to. Overall, linking two accounts does a couple of useful things:
- If you have friends across multiple platforms, they’ll see you in a battle on Xbox and jump off their PC to join
- Whether your system is slow or online voice chat overloads your bandwidth, using Discord is a convenient and impressive alternative to Xbox chat.
- You get a keyboard to make communication easier.
Can I chat on Discord on Xbox?
No. Some users have managed to use Microsoft Edge to log into the Discord web platform. The downside is that Discord may not run in the background when starting a game.
Is there an official Discord app on the Microsoft Xbox app store?
No, but there are third party and very unofficial apps. As with any external software, this is the situation u0022buyer bewareu0022. Read the reviews and find out what you are downloading before doing so.
Finally, Xbox One users can use Discord as PC users have done for years. As you can see, there is no complicated setup or anything like that here. You just need to link your Xbox Live and Discord accounts and you’re done.