Microsoft partners with Discord to link Xbox Live profiles

Microsoft is partnering with the popular Discord game chat application. The association will see that Xbox Live profiles appear in the Discord profiles, which allows console and PC gamers to find friends more easily. Discord already supports several profile connections, such as Facebook, Twitter, Steam and Skype. Owners of Xbox One can link their Discordia profile directly to an Xbox Live profile from a console, and PC players can do the same through the regular Discord application.

Integration is limited to profiles only, so Xbox Live party chat and Discord audio chat will not be linked. However, Discord users can see what games Xbox Live friends are playing. Microsoft and Discord are deploying the profile they link today, and Xbox Insiders will soon be able to preview the profile link from the Xbox One dashboard.