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Microsoft teams up with Skype competitor Discord to help Xbox gamers connect with friends

Microsoft is teaming up with Discord, a voice and textual content chat app for gamers, to allow them to hyperlink up their accounts with Xbox Dwell profiles to share what video games they’re enjoying and extra simply connect with friends.

The alliance means Xbox Dwell gamers can share what they’re enjoying on Discord and friends can see it and be a part of them.

Discord boasts 14 million day by day gamers utilizing its platform, sending 315 million messages per day. Discord establishes itself as a competitor to Microsoft’s Skype on its website with the phrase “It’s time to ditch Skype and TeamSpeak.”

Gaming has grow to be a way more social exercise in recent times, and Microsoft has invested closely in that a part of the expertise. With one of many main console makers beneath its umbrella in Xbox, Microsoft has been placing a whole lot of vitality and new options into its streaming service Mixer. Mixer is built-in with Xbox and Home windows 10, giving it a novel promoting level in its quest to peel away gamers and followers from Amazon’s Twitch.

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