How To Use Discord On Xbox In 5 Steps, With Photos

Use Discord on Xbox

How To Use Discord On Xbox In 5 Steps, With Photos

Discord revolutionized how gamers communicate. We love to talk to our friends in strategy games and give orders in MW2. Discord was the perfect addition to PC gaming because it used fewer resources and worked phenomenally well. Now, Xbox gamers get the same benefits. But before you can enjoy some epic gamer trash talk, you’ll need to learn how to use Discord on an Xbox.

But don’t worry; we’re here to help! Connecting Discord to your Xbox isn’t difficult, but it takes a few steps.

Discord and Xbox – A Match Made in Harmony

PC gamers have used Discord for years. You can create servers, invite your friends, post funny GIFs, and help newbies complete heists on GTA. Before you do any of those awesome things on Xbox using Discord, you should probably take a gander at what you can’t do on Discord with an Xbox.

  • You’ll need to make some new friends – Discord on Xbox only lets you communicate with your Xbox friends. The desktop client or Discord mobile app only lets you communicate with your Discord friends.
  • Live streaming – You can’t broadcast your Discord audio while live-streaming on your Xbox.
  • Location – Discord may not be available in your region. If it isn’t, you can’t use Discord on your Xbox.
  • Discord Party Chat features – Other features like screen share and Invite everyone may also be unavailable.

While the platform does have some limitations, it’s still an excellent way to talk to friends while gaming on your Xbox. Of course, you’ll need to create a Discord account, and an Xbox profile, and link them before you get started. We’ll show you how to do all of that in the following sections.

Create a Discord Account and Xbox Profile

Ok, if you’re searching for How to use Discord on Xbox, you’ve likely already done this step. If so, skip ahead. But for those who don’t have one or the other, peruse through the next two sections to get everything ready.

Creating a Discord Account

If you don’t have a Discord account yet, or you want a different account for your Xbox, you can click on this link to sign up for a new Discord account. Click the Open Discord in Your Browser link or download Discord on your device. Input a username, your email, a password, and your birthday.

Finally, check your email to confirm your account creation. Then, your Discord account is ready to connect with your Xbox profile.

Creating an Xbox Profile

Next, it’s time to fire up your Xbox and create a profile. Hold the Xbox button on your Xbox controller to power it on. Then, use the left toggle switch to move to the right. Click A on the + icon. Input an email, your username, birthday, etc. Then, create your profile.

How to Link Your Discord and Xbox Accounts on an Xbox

You can link your Discord and Xbox accounts using the Discord mobile app, or your Xbox. But if you choose to link your accounts on the Xbox, you’ll still need the Discord mobile app or desktop app to finish the process.

So, we’ll show you how to initiate the process in this section if you prefer to connect your Xbox and Discord accounts using the console. Then, we’ll show you how to finish the process in the following sections.

If you want to start the process on your Xbox, do this:

Step 1: Select Your Profile

We’ll need to head over to the Xbox account settings to link the two accounts. Press the Xbox button on your controller (don’t long-press it). Then, use the right bumper to highlight your profile icon in the top right part of the menu.

Find the Profile icon.

Step 2: Select Settings

Use the left toggle switch to highlight Settings. Then, click A on the controller.

Select the Setting option.

Step 3: Select Account

Scroll down the left-side menu until you highlight Account. Click A to select it.

The Account option will give you access to the Linked social accounts option.

Step 4: Select Linked Social Accounts

Now, move to the right part of the screen with the left toggle switch on the controller. Select Linked Social Accounts.

Select Linked social accounts.

Step 5: Select Discord

Discord should appear near the front of the list. Click A when you highlight it.

Note: If you don’t see Discord on the page, scroll to the right or click Link to reveal more options.

Find Discord in the list.

Step 6: Link Your Accounts

Now, you can use the mobile app to scan the QR code, or you can sign into your Discord account on the Xbox web browser.

Use the mobile app to scan the QR code.

The desktop app or website is typically the fastest method. Open the Discord desktop app, sign into your account, then follow these steps to link your Xbox account:

Note: Discord may automatically link to whichever Xbox account is signed into your default web browser. Open the Xbox Live website and sign out if you have multiple accounts. Then, you can sign into the one you want to link to Discord.

Step 1: Select Settings

Look at the lower left portion of the screen. You’ll see your profile icon, Discord username, and the settings cog. Click the Settings Cog.

Select the Settings icon.

Step 2: Click Connections

Now, you’ll see a menu to the left. Click Connections.

Select Connections in the menu on the left.

Step 3: Click the Xbox Icon

There’s a list of icons at the top of this new page. Click the Xbox icon.

Note: If you don’t see the Xbox icon in the row, click the right arrow to open a small pop-up with the icon.

Find the Xbox icon.

Step 4: Sign Into Your Xbox Account

Click Continue until a new web page opens. Then, sign into your Xbox account.

Sign in to your Xbox account.

Step 5: Click Authorize and Continue

Go back to Discord and click Authorize and Continue.

Helpful hint: If you signed into the wrong Xbox account (your dear author is speaking from experience), simply click the X next to the Xbox account. Then, repeat the process after signing out of your Xbox account on your default web browser.

In Discord again, click Authorize and Continue.

How to Link Your Discord and Xbox Account on Mobile

Discord is excellent because you can use it on a PC, Xbox, or a mobile device. If you prefer to use the Discord mobile app, follow these steps:

Note: It’s a good idea to install the Discord mobile app on your smartphone or tablet. If you’re in a battle royale with friends and your Xbox Discord fails, you can quickly switch to the mobile app and keep gaming (again, speaking from experience here).

Step 1: Tap Your Profile Icon

Make sure you’re signed into your Discord app and tap on your profile icon in the lower far-right corner.

Find the profile icon in the lower far-right corner.

Step 2: Tap Connections

Now, tap Connections.

Select Connections from the menu.

Step 3: Tap Add

Tap Add in the upper right corner.

Find Add in the top right-hand corner.

Step 4: Tap Xbox

Select the Xbox option.

Find the Xbox option.

Step 5: Tap Get Started

A small pop-up window appears, asking if you’d like to get started. Select Get Started.

Select the Get Started button.

Step 6: Sign Into Xbox

Click Continue. Finally, sign into your Xbox account and authorize the connection.

Sign in to your Xbox account.

How to Use Discord on Xbox

Now, it’s time to get busy using Discord on your Xbox. All your hard work in the previous sections is about to pay off!

Fortunately, the Discord feature works similarly to Xbox’s native chat functions. Here’s what to do start Discord chats and leave them on an Xbox:

Step 1: Click the Xbox Button

Grab your Xbox controller and press the Xbox button.

Click the Xbox button on the controller.

Step 2: Click Parties & Chats

Scroll down just a bit and select A on your controller when you highlight Click Parties & Chats.

Select Parties & Chats.

Step 3: Select Discord

Now, choose Discord.

Select the Discord option.

Step 4: Select the Discord Voice Channel

Select the Discord voice channel you want to join. Then, start talking to your friends.

Note: You will see a list of servers you’ve joined on Discord using the mobile or desktop app. If you don’t see any, ensure you signed into the correct Discord account. You also may need to open the Discord app and join the servers.

Select the correct Discord channel.

Step 5: Select Disconnect to Leave

When you are done gaming for a bit, follow these steps again, but select Disconnect to leave the Discord channel on your Xbox.

To leave the channel, select Disconnect.

Discord and Xbox: Better With Friends

We’ve outlined a lot of steps above. Discord is a great service, and it’s so versatile. But using Discord on your Xbox isn’t always straightforward. Fortunately, you have many options to choose from, and you can get chatting with your Discord friends on your Xbox in no time!

For a refresher on what you’ve just learned check out the video below where you can see these steps in action.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I screenshare my Xbox to Discord?

No. Screen sharing isn’t available on Xbox. If you want to take screenshots and upload them to a Discord server later, you can click the Xbox button on your controller and select the share icon. Then, take a screenshot or record a video.

The screenshot will appear in your Xbox app when it’s ready, and you can download it to your device. Then, you can upload it to Discord.

Can I still report people on Discord and Xbox?

Yes. If someone is violating Discord’s or Xbox’s community guidelines, you can report them by clicking Parties & Chats. Then, select the user and select Report. Fill out the appropriate information to submit the report.

Why am I getting a Privacy error?

Your privacy settings may make it difficult to use Discord on your Xbox. If you get a privacy error, go to your profile settings (Xbox button>Profile icon>Settings). Then, go to Account>Privacy & Online Safety>Xbox Privacy>View Details and Customize>Communications & Multiplayer.

Select Allow to joining cross-player networks and set your option to communicate outside of Xbox to Everyone.

How old do I have to be to use Discord?

You must be at least 13 years old to use Discord.

If I block someone on Xbox, will it also block them on Discord?

No. Your Xbox and Discord friends are entirely separate from each other. You will need to block users on both accounts to silence them completely.

How do I find Discord servers on Xbox?

Unfortunately, you can’t find Discord servers on an Xbox. You will need to join servers using the Discord desktop or mobile app. Then, they’ll appear on your Xbox.

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