Windows 10 Xbox Live Party
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Windows 10 brings a bunch of integrated Xbox features such as the ability to group-chat between PC and Xbox One via Xbox Live.

Top cross-platform games such as Killer Instinct and Fable Legends will benefit with the ability to party chat between PC and Xbox in Windows 10 and if you are among cross-platform gaming fanatics, you could group-chat with your friends online without the need to use Skype.

Here is a brief rundown on how to start Xbox Live party chat between PC and Xbox One via Windows 10:

  • Ensure that the microphone settings are configured properly on your Surface tablet's built-in microphone or the dedicated headset connected to your PC.
  • You can alter your microphone's settings by typing in: "Change System Sounds" into the Start menu search field to bring up the sound options.
Windows 10 Xbox Live Party
Changing system sound settings in Windows 10Windows Central
  • Then go to the Recording tab and choose the default microphone with a right-click menu. However, you cannot adjust the microphone settings via Xbox app at the moment.
  • Nevertheless, once you have setup the microphone under System sound settings, just head over to the Windows 10 Xbox app by tapping the tile or typing "Xbox" into the Start menu.
Windows 10 Xbox Live Party
How to start Xbox Live party on Windows 10Windows Central
  • Then just click on "Start a Party (beta)" in the top right-hand corner of the Xbox app window.
  • After entering the party, just click the + sign to add friends. Then click the volume sign to mute sound, followed by the padlock to prevent people from joining without an invite.

Note: At the moment, you simply cannot minimise the Xbox app window or close it, as closing the app window will log you out of the party-chat.

[Source: Windows Central]