As we all know, Xbox Live services allow gamers to connect their gaming consoles to the internet in order to connect and play games together on Internet Xbox servers. Gaming scenario has changed over the years, from indie-style arcane games to N64 gaming consoles. However, the gaming scenario entirely changed when online gaming started, bringing together gamers from states apart to compete on the same platform.
Over the years, online gaming has changed as well, bringing together tons of people from around the world, creating a new community that unites people of all ages. In order to increase the social aspect even further, Microsoft has made a few revolutionary changes into the Windows Live servers. Now, if you connect your Xbox Live GamerTag account to your Windows Live user ID, you will be able to connect with your gamer friends in the MSN messenger program. This means, you will be able to view the status of your fellow gamers, view which of them are online and even check on which games the friend is currently playing.
In order to enable this feature, you can either contact the Windows Live Support, or make the following changes yourself.
- From inside the Xbox Gaming console’s dashboard, click on Account Management. You will be able to view all your account related information. This information will be later needed to connect your account information to the gamer tag. This includes all your information such as name, phone number, ZIP code, and the last four digits of your account’s credit card number.
- Once you have checked and amended all these details, go back to your Windows Live user ID website and then
sign up for Windows Live ID if you do not use one. In case you are wondering, yes, you can use your existing MSN Hotmail email account or sign up using your email address. The Windows Live ID will automatically link together all your accounts in the same place.
- Go To Xbox Live website and login using the Windows Live ID. You might come across a few prompts, to which you have to give appropriate replies. Once you fill in the required fields, the Gamertag will be linked to your Windows Live ID.
- Now, proceed to sign in to your MSN messenger program on your computer. You will see that your account has now been synced and you will be able to view the status of all your Xbox Live friends.
If you face any issues while linking the accounts, you can immediately contact our Windows Live Support team to get further troubleshooting details.