Microsoft Brings new Social features to Xbox App on Windows 10

By: Ivan Jenic
2 minute read

Microsoft is constantly working on improving the social experience of its Xbox One service. So, the company is preparing a set of updates, which will bring a lot of new social features to Xbox app on Windows 10, and the console. The update will be available for all Windows 10 and Xbox One Preview users.

The upcoming update will bring some new features, like being able to see who’s in the party before joining, introduction of the Gamescore leaderboard, and a clearer display of new items in the Activity Feed. These new additions will definitely improve social experience of Xbox, as Microsoft aims to create a big gaming community within its network. The new update also includes some features that have been left out in the November update.

New Xbox App Update Brings a Lot of New Features

This is going to be a big update, because the list of new features is pretty long, and it features some more welcome surprises, like the ability to access friend’s Twitch streams right from the app. There’s also the new Avatar Store, which allows you to dress your character by your desired.

Here’s the full list of the updates from the post on Xbox Wire:

  • See who’s in a Party
  • Gamerscore Leaderboard
  • Re-arrange Pins on Home and access them offline
  • Updating Activity Feed in Xbox One
  • Joinable Twitch Broadcasts
  • Improvements to Suggested Friends
  • Hide games from ‘ready-to-install’ list
  • Avatar Store
  • Xbox News
  • Improvements to Trending
  • Suggested friends
  • Compact mode for Xbox App

Besides new features, Microsoft also brought some improvements that it didn’t with the November update, like improved suggested friends feed, a compact mode for the Windows 10 Xbox app and the ability to access games and apps in the offline mode.

The update should be available to Preview users right now, and it will likely start to roll out for all Xbox users in the near future.

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