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This article was published on March 27, 2015

Xbox One voice messaging is coming this April

Xbox One voice messaging is coming this April
Abhimanyu Ghoshal
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Xbox One users will soon be able to send voice messages to each other. The new feature will arrive with an update for the console coming in April.

In addition to sending private voice messages, you’ll also be able to chat in groups — thanks to dedicated servers meant to handle the extra data load.

Voice messaging has been available on the Xbox 360 since it launched in 2006, but the feature didn’t carry over to the Xbox One when it launched in 2013. With the update, users of both consoles will be able to record and send messages to each other.

It also adds richer achievement notifications and a more personalized view in the dashboard’s ‘What’s On’ section.

The April update doesn’t yet have an exact release date, but our powerful sense of intuition tells us it’s probably coming sometime next month.

Xbox One April System Update: Voice Messages, Party Chat Updates and More Now in Preview [Major Nelson via The Verge]

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