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Upgrade Your Gaming Experience! Windows 11 Game Bar Feature Integrates Games and Social.

Microsoft Teams isn't just for work or school. It's been infused into the Xbox Game Bar on Windows 11.


What you need to know

  • Microsoft debuted a new gaming widget in the Xbox Game Bar called Microsoft Teams Play Together.
  • It's designed to provide users with a platform where they can interact with other users via chat or video and even allows them to share their screens while playing games.
  • You'll need a personal Microsoft account to access the platform's offerings.


The Xbox Game Bar on Windows 11 is a powerful tool for gamers. It includes a variety of built-in features for screen recording, monitoring performance, and more. It can also be enhanced with widgets. The latest widget, Microsoft Teams Play Together, brings video calling and screen sharing right into the Xbox Game Bar.

The folks over at MSPowerUser spotted the Microsoft Store listing for Microsoft Teams Play Together that's now live.

"Xbox Game Bar and Microsoft Teams (free) partnered together so you and your friends have a place to hang out while watching and playing games. You'll have to create or sign into your personal Microsoft account to get the Teams Play Together widget," reads the app's description.

"Screenshare your gameplay via Teams while playing on a Windows 11 PC, and keep the conversation going with video calls which you’ll see via the Game Bar’s video overlay."

Essentially, Microsoft Teams Play Together provides users with a platform where they can interact via chat or video when gaming.