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Microsoft partners with Discord to link Xbox Live profiles

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Microsoft is partnering with popular gaming chat app Discord. The partnership will see Xbox Live profiles appear within Discord profiles, allowing console and PC gamers to find friends more easily. Discord already supports a number of profile connections, including Facebook, Twitter, Steam, and Skype. Xbox One owners will be able to link their Discord profile directly to an Xbox Live profile from a console, and PC players will be able to do the same through the regular Discord app.

The integration is only limited to profiles, so Xbox Live party chat and Discord audio chat will not be linked. Discord users will be able to see which games Xbox Live friends are playing, though. Microsoft and Discord are both rolling out the profile linking today, and Xbox Insiders will soon be able to preview the profile link from the Xbox One dashboard.