That means that if one friend is playing Minecraft on console, another on PC and another on mobile, all three would still be able to communicate in the one chat.
Thanks to this news, users can continue group chats on Xbox with their friends even when they are physically far away from their consoles. The beta Xbox app for Android is available immediately with the party chat support, and you can sign-up to test party chat on iOS using Microsoft's form. While it was announced months ago that a Mixer app was in active development and beta testing for both iOS and Android mobile devices, the culmination of that project is available now to the general public.
Microsoft has not made an announcement about this, but Reddit users noticed the change in the app's patch notes.
Donations down for Salvation Army's annual Red Kettle campaign
The goal for 2017 was to raise $135,000 for the Christmas campaign, says Lieutenant Samuel Tim of the Yorkton Salvation Army. Major Ben Walters of the Altus Salvation Army said it's a blessing to serve, but there's still work to do.
AAA: Gas prices drop to five-week lows
Gas prices in Rockford are down more than 5¢ over the past week, bringing the average tank of gas locally below the national rate. When documenting those findings, AAA then warned drivers what insistence on buying premium was doing to their wallets.
Spider-Man: first trailer for new big screen animated movie
While Spider-Man 3 ended the Maguire-era Spidey's story properly, Garfiel'ds version will remain forever adrift. The animated film is a departure, and exists independently, from the live-action films Spider-Man universe.
As highlighted at the beginning, this new feature is only available within the beta versions of the Xbox app.
If you have the Xbox beta app on Android, let us know what you think of this feature and if you would use it frequently.
There isn't that much information about the full list of features that come with the app, but rest assured there will probably be some additional functionality when Microsoft finally decides to make the big announcement soon.