Xbox app for Android gets party chat feature

After testing this feature since December, Microsoft is rolling out the party chat capability for their Xbox platform to both Android and iOS clients. Until now, party chat was only available to users using the console itself or when accessing the service using a computer running Windows 10.

To use party chat in the Android Xbox app, users just need to navigate to the “Parties” section which is represented by an icon with three people. Users can find existing party chats that they are a part of or start a new party chat by inviting friends. Party chats can use both voice and text for the participants communicate. Like typical group messaging platforms, there are options present to do things like mute others, look up profiles of other users and general management of parties.

The Xbox app party chat probably won’t see much traction outside of Xbox gamers even though it could be used as a messaging platform outside of the games. For Microsoft though, it may give their users more reason to stay within the Xbox ecosystem.

You can get the Xbox app from the Google Play Store using the link below.

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source: Windows Central

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Raised in North Carolina, Jeff Causey is a licensed CPA in North Carolina. Jeff's past Android devices include an HTC EVO, a Samsung Note II, an LG G3, and a Motorola Moto X Pure Edition along with a Samsung Galaxy Tablet 10.1. He currently uses a Samsung Galaxy S8 and (very rarely) a Nexus 7 (2013). He is also using a Verizon-branded Motorola Moto Z Play Droid supplied by his job. Jeff used to have a pair of Google Glass and a Moto 360 Sport in his stable of gadgets. Unfortunately, his kids have all drunk the Apple Kool-Aid and have i-devices. Life at home often includes demonstrations of the superiority of his Android based devices. In his free time, Jeff is active an active runner usually training for his next marathon, owns a Mazda MX-5 Miata, and plays Dungeons & Dragons. Jeff has three grown kids and a golden retriever.