Following the release of Xbox One update 1905 last week, Microsoft is updating its Xbox apps for iOS and Android today. Updates follow the latest Xbox Live messaging enhancements now available on Xbox One on Windows 10. First, new mobile apps now have the same “Message Requests” feature that places Xbox Live messages from strangers. in a separate section.
The messaging experience has also been updated with a new user interface, improved group messaging functionality, and faster performance. However, the Contacts section still won’t show if your online friends are on Xbox, PC, or mobile, which is now visible on Xbox One and the new Xbox Game Bar on Windows 10.
Here are the full release notes for iOS and Android:
This update kicks off a series of improvements we’re making to messaging in the Xbox Mobile app!
In this update, we’ve added:
-New, faster and more efficient messaging user interface
-Improved group messaging functionality
-Improved spam control in your inbox with the addition of “Message requests”
We’ve also made lots of bug fixes and stability improvements based on your feedback. Please continue to send us feedback as we roll out these new changes over the next few months!
Xbox mobile apps may soon play a bigger role as Microsoft prepares to launch public trials for its Project xCloud game streaming service. Microsoft has never brought Xbox One game streaming to mobile devices (which the Windows 10 Xbox app supports), but we expect Project xCloud to take advantage of existing Xbox mobile apps or have its own. dedicated applications on iOS and Android. We hope to hear more about Microsoft’s plans at the company’s E3 press conference on June 9.