Microsoft to integrate People app with Xbox app in Windows 10

By: Ivan Jenic
2 minute read

It looks like Microsoft introduced integration between Windows 10’s People and Xbox apps in the latest build for Windows 10 Preview. However, the company didn’t mention the integration in the official release notes of the new build: some users managed to find it on their own and share it with other Insiders and users of Windows 10.

If you installed build 14295 for Windows 10 Preview on your Windows 10 Mobile device, you now have the option to add your Xbox contacts to the contacts list of your People app. But there’s one condition: your Xbox contacts must use their full name. The People app for Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile already has the ability to collect your contacts from other apps installed on your device. For example, you can include contacts from your Facebook (beta) app, as well as your Skype contacts.

The option to add your Xbox contacts to the People app might not work for you immediately, so try restarting both apps a couple of times and you should be able to do so. To see your Xbox contacts in the People app, go to Settings > Filter contacts > choose Xbox (beta).

Microsoft to improve integration between Xbox and Windows 10

Microsoft has started working on improved integration between two of its main platforms, Xbox One and Windows 10. Perhaps Microsoft’s biggest step is its decision to merge the Windows 10 Store and the Xbox Store to make all Windows 10 apps available on Xbox. Additionally, the company plans to deliver some Xbox games to Windows 10 along with the option of a single-purchase. If this idea sees the daylight, players will be able to purchase a certain game once and play it on both Windows 10 and Xbox One platforms.

Finally, Microsoft releases an update which improves the Xbox Windows 10 app’s social features every once in a while and we can definitely count integration with the People app as a social improvement. Tell us in the comments: have you tried the integration between the Xbox and People apps yet?

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