Xbox gets party chat noise suppression feature in latest system update

Robert Collins

The team at Xbox is always looking for new ways to improve the Xbox OS and the overall user experience. This can be seen in the latest update, which released on September 6. The newest version sees the implementation of party chat noise suppression.

Xbox noise suppression

What this does is help to filter out undesirable noises like controller clicks, breathing, and other background noises. The feature can be turned on/off if you want to have say, background music remain audible. To do this open the guide (via the large Xbox button on your controller), then select Parties & Chats, then Options. There you’ll see to toggle for Noise Suppression.

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Noise suppression is available for Xbox Series X|S consoles, though the team says it will come to other devices soon.

Jump right into a game from shared captures

Also added in the update is a feature that allows users to jump right into a game from friends’ shared captures. To put it another way: when you view shared game clips and screenshots, you’ll be able to simply press play and launch the game in a browser window on your mobile device or PC. Now if that isn’t nifty!

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Note that this feature utilizes cloud gaming, and some games require Xbox Game Pass Ultimate to use it.