Weibo’s Windows 10 app comes to Xbox One' By: Jay Decenella
2 minute read

Although Sina Weibo is not as popular as Facebook or Twitter in western countries, the Chinese social media company continues to push forward in those regions. The social network’s Windows 10 application is now available on Xbox One, albeit devoid of the full Weibo experience.

Having added support for the Xbox One platform means that Weibo is now among the few social media apps that have expanded to Microsoft’s popular gaming console. In comparison, Twitter already has an Xbox One app but it prevents users from composing tweets or view their timeline because Twitter’s app for Xbox One completely focuses on video.

Sina Weibo describes its app on the Windows Store:

Weibo is the official client of Weibo for Windows Phone. Weibo, an informal mini-blog product, is a latest Internet service that publishes information instantly. It is also recognized as the user-active communication media. Weibo, innovated by Sina Corporation, is the new inter-active application that will be widely used, fast spread and it surely will be distinguished to the world.

Weibo already has a version for both the Windows 10 desktop and mobile devices, and the expansion to Xbox One is a logical step forward as part of its growth, at least in the Microsoft ecosystem.

A scaled-down version

In terms of features, Weibo for Xbox One has scaled back on the full suite of the social network’s services. For example, the Xbox app has condensed to only a few basic interactions in addition to the timeline. When it comes to the interface, the app features an unhandy cursor and thick border on the screen. Nonetheless, Weibo for Xbox One offers an easy way to view your timeline and do some basic operations on the app.

It’s quite surprising that Weibo has edged out many of the western social networks in adopting Microsoft’s UWP platform or the Xbox One. So will you be getting your hands on Weibo for Xbox One now that it’s available on the platform? Let us know!

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