Xbox May Update Adds Ability to Create, Share, and View Stories in the Xbox Mobile App

Microsoft is adding core functionality from several notable social media platforms to its Xbox app. Coming soon, Xbox supported regions will be able to create, share and view stories with their friends on the Xbox app on iOS and Android.

As part of the May update, the Xbox app is getting a pretty big new feature. Previously, stories were reserved for Microsoft itself to highlight new games. Now Xbox users can share gameplay highlights with their friends.

Currently, Xbox users in Australia have access to the app’s new feature. However, Microsoft says the feature is “coming to other Xbox supported regions soon.” Once users have access, they can share game clips, screenshots, and achievements with friends. Users can also reply to friends’ stories with a message or a quick reply.

Stories are on the right side of the Xbox app home screen. As with other social media platforms, creating stories is as easy as clicking the “+” button for your gamertag in the stories channel. The user is then brought to the screen with access to all screenshots and gameplay clips. Users select what to add, create an optional caption, and post.

Unlike most other social platforms, Xbox app stories last for 72 hours before disappearing. Anything the user shares is also available on their profile activity feed.

Additionally, Microsoft is adding priority tags to consoles with Quality of Service (QoS) tagging. QoS Tagging is a new Xbox service available on Xbox consoles. These set priority tags on “latency sensitive outgoing network traffic”. Examples of this include party chat, console streaming, and supported multiplayer games.

When enabled, this feature supports gaming experiences where network conditions may be limited.

Along with announcing the May Xbox app update, check out the new Xbox Game Pass titles coming this month.

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Lance B. Holton