Xbox app receives party chat on Android and iOS smartphones

Xbox One controller in hand

Xbox app receives party chat on Android and iOS smartphones

And of all of them, the Xbox app has just been updated with a function long expected by the fans that are already a reality: Chat Party, or the possibility of starting a conversation from the same mobile. That ends with this new app support, untethering Xbox Live party chats so that players can experience them while out and about.

Let us know if you've tried out the feature yet and what you think of it. While the PlayStation app allows for gamers to communicate with each other using messages, the ability for live voice chat isn't an option - that is, unless you're using a third-party service. The feature is very straightforward as well.

Just like on the console or from within the Xbox app on Windows 10, a party chat can be initiated by navigating to the "Parties" section at the top of the screen and selecting "Start a party".

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Now you don't need to be at your console all the time. All you have to do is visit a friend's Xbox profile within the app, then tap "Invite to Party". The feature also offers existing functionality like being able to change the audio device and mute participants.

However, the only downside of using the new feature is that sound quality can't be guaranteed on the app as it depends on the type of smartphone that you are using. Having this feature on mobile devices gives Microsoft a slight edge over Sony as the PlayStation app does not support voice chat.

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