Windows 10 comes with a bunch of handy Xbox integrations, and one of the most useful is the ability to party chat between PC and Xbox One.

The ability to party chat between devices has become a bit of a necessity with cross-platform games like State of Decay 2 and Sea of Thieves. It can also be a handy feature if you want to chat with your friends on Xbox without having them fire up the Skype app.

Here's a brief run-down of how to start Xbox to PC party chat in Windows 10.

  1. Open the Xbox app on Windows 10 by searching for "Xbox" in the Start Menu.
  2. If you haven't already sign in to the app using Xbox Live Microsoft Account.

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  3. Click on the cogwheel settings icon on the left.
  4. In the general tab, scroll down to Party and check that the correct microphone and speakers you want to use are selected.

  5. In the top right corner, select the Party icon to open the Party bar on the right side of the app.
  6. Select Start a party.

  7. Select Invite and then Invite to party to add friends to the chat.
  8. Select Party options to lock the party to invite only, mute the chat, or alter settings.

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