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    Every player has heard of Discord and many have used it at least once. You don't have to be a gamer to use Discord as you can use it as a free communication tool even when you're not playing. Previously Discord was limited to PC and mobile platforms. The service is slowly expanding into console territory. While there is no official app, you can use Discord with your Xbox One. Read on and find out how to install Discord on Xbox One.



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    CAN YOU REALLY USE DISCORD ON XBOX ONE?

    If you were wondering, the answer is yes. Since the announcement in April 2018, Microsoft and Discord have begun their official collaboration. People have wanted Discord on Xbox One for a long time, and the two tech titans have fulfilled their demands.


    Discord quickly gained Xbox integration. Now PC and console gamers can come together and be a happy family. You can easily see what your friends are playing on Xbox via Discord and log in if you want to join them for a multiplayer session.

    All it takes to make it work is a free Discord account. Normally, you don't even need a Discord account to use it, but in this case you have to create one. This is because you need to link it to your Xbox account. You can sign up and download Discord for Mac, Android, iOS or Linux using this link.


    Registration is very simple; a valid username, password and email address must be provided for verification.

    HOW TO CONNECT XBOX ONE WITH DISCORD

    There are two ways to link your Discord and Xbox One accounts. You can do this via your Xbox or using the Discord app on your smartphone or desktop. The detailed steps for both methods are listed below.



    USING XBOX ONE

    Since May 2018, you can connect Discord and Xbox One. Here's how to do it via your Xbox One:


    1. Go to your account settings on Xbox One.
    2. Choose the Linked Social Accounts option.
    3. Select Link Discord Account from the menu.
    4. You will get a six-character PIN code, which you should enter in the Discord app. You can do this from the Connections menu on the Discord desktop or smartphone app.

    USE OF THE DISCORD PHONE OR THE DESKTOP APP

    Alternatively, you can initiate the linking process from the Discord app. Here are the steps:

    1. Launch Discord on the device of your choice.
    2. Go to User Settings and select the Connections tab.
    3. Select Xbox Live and log in with your credentials.
    4. Give Discord permission to log into your Xbox One account and the two should now be linked.

    HOW TO DISCONNECT DISCORD AND XBOX ONE

    In case you get tired of Discord, don't worry. It's easy to remove the link between Discord and Xbox Live accounts. You can do this using the official Microsoft site, the Discord app, or your Xbox One.

    Use this link to access the official Microsoft account settings. Log in with your credentials and find the Discord link. Remove it and save the changes.


    Using your Xbox One, you should go to the Accounts menu and select the Linked Social Accounts tab. Finally, click the button to remove the link in the same place you clicked on the Link Discord account.


    Here's how to unlink accounts via the Discord app. Log into your account, go to Account Settings and click on the Connections tab. Finally, click on Xbox Live Connection and click on the Remove Link button.


    SEE YOU ON DISCORD

    Finally, Xbox One users can use Discord as PC users have for years. As you see, there is no complicated installation or something like that. You just have to link your Xbox Live and Discord accounts and you are good to go.

    Lately, we see more and more cross-platform cooperation and unity across the gaming world. There is no reason to fight for superiority, as both consoles and PCs are big platforms. We should all play together.


    What do you think of the Xbox and Discord integration? Would you like to have a dedicated app for Xbox consoles? Let us know in the comments below.

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