Get the most out of your Xbox experience by linking your various social accounts.
Xbox offers many features and integration aligned with other platforms. Whether you’re streaming, chatting online, or using your console as a media player, you can pair your Xbox One or Series X|S console with multiple services to help enhance your Xbox experience.
However, to take full advantage of some Xbox features, you may need to link multiple social accounts to the Microsoft account you use for Xbox. But what features might mean you need to link your social accounts on Xbox, and how do you do it? Let’s find out.
Why you may need to link your social accounts to Xbox
To access certain features on Xbox, your console may ask you to link the social accounts associated with the Microsoft account you use for Xbox. Any console feature that requires another platform will ask you to link the associated social account.
If you want to use Xbox’s Capture & Share features to stream directly to Twitch from your Xbox, for example, you’ll be required to link your Twitch account to your console before you can start a stream.
Similarly, if you want to chat directly through Discord on your Xbox, you’ll need to link your Discord account to your Microsoft account. Other social platforms that you can link to your Microsoft account to unlock console features include:
- Facebook, to see Facebook friends who have an Xbox.
- Reddit, to link your Reddit account and icon to your Xbox profile.
- Steam, to see Steam friends who are linked to Xbox.
- Twitter, to share game clips and screenshots with Twitter followers.
By linking any of these accounts, you are enabling specific Xbox features and enhancing your Xbox and social experience while you play.
How to link your social accounts to Xbox
Now that you know which social accounts you can link to your console, and why you might need to, you might want to know how to link your social accounts to Xbox. To start linking your social accounts to your Microsoft account from your console, follow these steps:
- Press the Xbox button to open the guide menu.
- navigate to Profile and system and select settings.
- Highlight the options Bill and select Linked Social Accounts.
- Your console will display all available social accounts that can be linked, simply highlight the desired social account and select Link.
Once you select Link and ask your console to associate your social and Microsoft accounts, you may need to sign in to your chosen social account and give permission for your social and Microsoft accounts to be linked together.
Get the most out of your Xbox’s social features
By linking your Microsoft accounts and social networks, you ensure that you can use and take full advantage of all the available features of your Xbox console. Whether it’s for simple socializing or even hosting an entire stream from your console, linking your social accounts can streamline your Xbox experience.
By learning your Xbox store control panel and menus, you can find other simple and nifty tricks to help you improve both your social experience and overall Xbox enjoyment.