Xbox insiders can now use Discord voice chats

Today, a significant change has landed in the Xbox Insider program. Microsoft has made available Discord voice chats to a select group of users, so they can use them from their game console. This update makes it easier to communicate with friends that play on different platforms. The novelty will become broader available in the near future.


However, there are rough edges that appear when you try to link your Xbox and Discord accounts. At the same time, joining a voice chat is not so obvious.

You will have to install the Xbox app on your smartphone. It is the smartphone that will redirect the Discord voice call to the Xbox. After that, you need to connect your Xbox account to Discord. If you have already connected them earlier, then you have to repeat the procedure in order to give permissions to access voice chats.

Xbox Discord 1

Once you finish with the above, you need to learn how to start a call. You will need to start a call in Discord on the phone, click on the "Transfer to Xbox" button, and then select your game console in the Xbox mobile app.

You can also start a voice chat on a PC or in the web version of Discord. When you click on that button, you will see a QR code. Now scan it with your smartphone to open the Xbox mobile app.

Xbox Discord 2

So nothing works without a smartphone and mobile apps. Some users may find this experience awful.

While playing on the console, you'll be able to see who's in the conversation and who's talking, and manage the call and game sound level.

Xbox Discord 3

Learn how to join the Xbox Insiders program here. You will find some extra details in the official announcement.

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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

One thought on “Xbox insiders can now use Discord voice chats”

  1. Hello, Sergey.

    I noticed that in Windows 11, the classic Windows Photo Viewer (once it’s enabled) seems to show images that are darkened from the original. I hate using the “modern” Photos app, which doesn’t recognize recently added screenshots in the C:\Users\…\Pictures\Screenshots directory.

    If it’s possible to add a tweak to correct the Windows Photo Viewer, and perhaps a second tweak to update the “modern” Photos app to see new images when they are added to a directory, I’d very much appreciate it! I love your Winaero Tweaker!!!

    Windows 11 Home – Version 21H2, OS Build 22000.795
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