Xbox brings Jump Back In and an accessible Friends Panel to Compact Mode

The changes are presently exclusive to the PC Gaming Preview

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When Xbox introduced Compact Mode to the gaming platform’s PC app and handheld Windows consoles last year, it promised to enhance the mode’s experience in the coming months.

Now, there are going to be two major additions: a Jump Back In feature and seamless access to the Friends Panel, according to Xbox’s official blog.

With the Jump Back In feature, you will be able to quickly view recently played games in Compact Mode. It will list the last nine recently played games at the top of the screen. Tap on any to open the title’s Game Hub, or right-click and start playing it right away!

The Jump back in section at the top (Image source: Xbox)

As for the Friends Panel, you will be able to quickly access it via the sidebar, much like how you open the notifications. Xbox has confirmed plans to introduce more enhancements to the Friends Panel in Compact Mode in future updates.

The two new additions, Jump Back In and an easily accessible Friends Panel, are currently being rolled out to Xbox Insiders in the PC Gaming Preview. Based on the initial feedback, developers will decide on a future course of action.

To leave feedback, you could wait until next week when a survey is released in the Xbox Insider Hub, available for download from the Microsoft Store, or use the Xbox PC app itself.

Dropping feedback via the Xbox app

To drop feedback in the Xbox app, click the Profile icon near the top right > choose Feedback > select the relevant option > share your honest opinion > and click Submit.

Besides, we have more good news for all Xbox fans out there. A lot of games are coming to Xbox in the second half of 2024, including Starfield: Shattered Stars and Microsoft Flight Simulator 2024!

What’s your initial review of the additions to Xbox’s Compact Mode? Share with our readers in the comments section.

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