How to start a party on Xbox One

Overview

Parties allow you to group up and chat with your friends through your Xbox One. You can do this with a single pal or up to eight friends.

Note To start or join a party, you (and your participating friends) must have a current Xbox Live Gold membership and be signed in with the gamertag associated with that membership.

Start a party with your friends

There are several ways to start a party.

Invite a person from your Friends list

  1. To return to the Home screen, press the Xbox button, or say “Xbox, go home.”
  2. Go to the Friends hub on the right and select the Friends tile.
  3. Select the friend you want to party with.
  4. Select Send, and then select Party invite.

Your Xbox party will be snapped to your screen.

Note Pressing B will take you out of the Party app, either to a full screen or your previously snapped app, and the Party app will remain active.

Join a party that your friends are already in

  1. To return to the Home screen, press the Xbox button, or say “Xbox, go home.”
  2. Go to the Friends hub on the right and select the Friends tile.
  3. Select the friend you want to party with.
  4. On that friend’s gamercard, scroll down to Join and select Party.

Start your own party and invite multiple friends

  1. To return to the Home screen, press the Xbox button, or say “Xbox, go home.”
  2. Select Snap, and then select Party.
  3. Select Invite to Party.
  4. From the list of friends, select all those you’d like to join your party.
  5. Lastly, select Party from the list of Invite to options.

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