Here's A First Look At Xbox's New Voice Chat Reporting Feature

Earlier this month, it was revealed that Xbox was working on a new feature that would allow players to report inappropriate in-game voice chats, and now a selection of Xbox Insiders have been given access to test it out.

One of those is The Verge's Tom Warren, who has shared a video of the feature in action. Here's a look:

As mentioned a couple of weeks ago, the idea is to allow you to record the last 60 seconds of gameplay and voice chat in order to report it to Microsoft, and the clip only lasts for 24 hours until it disappears.

Microsoft says the goal here is to assist the Xbox Safety Team in making sure players feel protected:

"The new reporting experience helps the Xbox Safety Team in their enforcement process, with more context to make decisions that reinforce our Community Standards. Evidence capture empowers each of us to actively support one another, report incidents that are inappropriate, and ultimately provide better protection for all players."

"We want players to feel comfortable jumping into any multiplayer chat feeling supported and welcome – and if they experience or witness inappropriate conduct, they can take action. We also ensured that players and their data are protected and secure in accordance with our Microsoft Privacy Statement."

The feature is only available to a small portion of Xbox Insiders right now, but we assume it'll roll out to even more Insiders in a few weeks' time, followed by the wider public. Watch this space!

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