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Xbox Insiders get chat filters to block toxic messages

What you need to know

  • Microsoft wants Xbox Live to be free of toxicity.
  • It's introducing chat filters to Xbox Insiders today.
  • You can make your setting friendly or unfiltered.

Ever since Xbox Live launched all those years ago, Microsoft has worked on making it a place where toxic behavior is punished. However, there are still some instances, for example, certain phrases, that can be quite offensive to people. In order to make sure you or your children aren't exposed to this, you can now add filters for chat.

According to a post in Xbox Wire (opens in new tab), text filters will first debut to Xbox Insiders today.

The company plans to roll them out to everyone later this fall. In today's update, settings pages have been added showcasing how you can customize your filtration level for different types of communications across Xbox Live. Filter levels include Friendly, Medium, Mature and Unfiltered.

The video gives you a quick overview of the feature. It seems like this is going to make a huge difference because offensive messages will be blocked. Hopefully, Microsoft will give gamers the ability to customize it further by having a list of words that they want to block.

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Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.

  • Lol. What are you on about?
  • Good thing these filters
    Good advance of Microsoft on the content of conersations, which must benfit many services, Skype, Cortana, Social medias