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PlayStation Owners Now Able to Link PSN, Discord Accounts

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Discord has announced that PlayStation owners can now link their PSN accounts with the popular social platform.

Sony Interactive Entertainment president Jim Ryan formally announced Discord integration for PlayStation Network last May, saying the companies were aiming to bring “the Discord and PlayStation experiences closer together on console and mobile starting early next year.”

Today, the long-requested feature was confirmed via a Discord blog post, which announced that starting from today, the ability to link a PSN account with Discord is being rolled out to users in the US with additional countries to follow soon.

“Once your Discord account is linked, the game you’re currently playing on either PS4 or PS5 will be shown as your activity,” Discord explained. “You can even opt to display your PlayStation Network online ID on your profile so your Discord friends can add you and tag along.”

Users now have the option to link to their PSN account from within Discord via the ‘User Settings > Connections’ menu on desktop, mobile, or the web, which will then display whichever PlayStation 4 or PS5 game they happen to be playing in their profile for other Discord users to see.

Additionally, PlayStation users can opt to display their PSN IDs directly on their Discord profiles. This, the company says, is “especially great for knowing if your friend is currently playing a game that supports cross-play on another platform.”

While there isn’t a lot of functionality introduced today, statements from Sony and Discord suggest this is only the beginning and that more features, such as voice chat integration, will be added over time.

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