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Send voice or text messages on Xbox One

Note: To use voice messaging, plug a headset into your Xbox One Wireless Controller or use Kinect.

To send messages to your friends:

  1. Press the Xbox button  to open the guide, then select Communication > New conversation.
  2. Choose someone (or several people) from your friends list, then select Done.
  3. Select the text or microphone icon, then do either of the following:
    • Enter your message in the box. When you’re done, select Enter.
    • Select Record to leave a voice message. When you’re finished recording, select Stop or talk until you reach the time limit. When you’re happy with your message, select Send message.

To send messages to other people, such as someone you recently played with:

  1. Press the Xbox button  to open the guide, then select People > Recent players.
  2. Choose someone from the list, then select See full profile > Send message.
  3. Select New message or the microphone icon, then do either of the following:
    • Enter your message in the text box. When you’re done, select Enter.
    • Select Record to leave a voice message. When you’re finished recording, select Stop or talk until you reach the time limit. When you’re happy with your message, select Send.

To send messages to people not in your friends or favorites list, you need to know their gamertag.

  1. Press the Xbox button  to open the guide, then select People > Find someone.
  2. Enter a gamertag in the box, then select Enter.
  3. When the person’s profile shows up, select See full profile > Send message.
  4. Select New message or the microphone icon, then do either of the following:
    • Enter your message in the box. When you’re done, select Enter.
    • Select Record to leave a voice message. When you’re finished recording, select Stop or talk until you reach the time limit. When you’re happy with your message, select Send.

To view replies, press the Xbox button to open the guide, then select Communications > Conversations.

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