Microsoft has announced its latest Xbox app update for iOS and Android. Xbox users in Australia now have new ways to share their favorite gaming content with Snapchat-like stories. They will be able to create, share and view their friends’ stories from the Xbox app.
Stories will let you express your gaming skills and keep your friends informed about what you’ve been playing. Your stories can include game clips, screenshots, achievements and more from the Xbox community. The update also allows you to reply to stories from other players with a message or reaction.
The Stories Channel is located right on the home screen of the Xbox app. To create a story, click the + button for your gamertag located in the stories channel, then select the game clip, screenshot, or achievement you want to post from the gallery. Once selected, you will be taken to a story preview page where you can choose to add a caption to your post and then click the post button located at the bottom right.
Unlike Snapchat, Stories on the Xbox app will last 72 hours. Any content you share can be found in your profile activity feed.
The tech giant also updated the app to allow users to add priority beacons with Quality of Service (QoS) tagging; this update prioritizes outbound traffic like chats, streaming, and multiplayer. It protects the gaming experience from connection issues during times of high network traffic.
In the Settings app under General, Network Settings, Advanced Settings, you will see a new button for QoS marking settings. Under QoS Tagging Settings, there are two options: DSCP Tagging Enabled and WMM Tagging Enabled.
The updates are only available in Australia at the moment, but will soon expand to other regions.
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