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You no longer need a phone when you use Discord on Xbox

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You no longer need a phone when you use Discord on Xbox

Microsoft is soon to consider removing a big annoyance from Discord voice calls on Xbox. In an upcoming update, Xbox owners will no longer need to use a phone to connect to Discord voice chats, allowing them to connect directly to calls in servers. This will make connecting to Discord servers and chatting with friends much easier.

These changes are now available to Xbox Insiders on the Alpha and Skip-Ahead Alpha rings, and they allow you to browse all voice channels across all Discord servers you’re in. Connecting no longer requires you to use the Xbox or Discord mobile apps to transfer the call, and once your account is linked for the first time, you can freely join straight from your Xbox.

The only thing that’s currently missing is the ability to join Discord text channels from Xbox. It’s unclear whether Microsoft and Discord will ever add this functionality, but the voice experience is getting a lot better. The only time you’ll need your phone now is to make a direct Discord call to a friend rather than chatting on a server. The mobile app will still be required to transfer the call to your Xbox.

This, like any other Xbox dashboard update, should be available to all Xbox owners in the coming weeks.

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