Microsoft is updating its Xbox app to allow gamers to create, share and view Snapchat-like stories, the company announced this week. Gamers can share their favorite gameplay moments, including game clips, screenshots, and achievements with their friends and the Xbox community. You can also reply to your friends’ stories with a quick message or reaction. The new feature is now available in Australia on iOS and Android, and will soon be available in other regions.
You can create a story by clicking on the “+” button of your gamertag located in the story channel. From there, you can select the game clip, screenshot, or achievement you want to share from the gallery. Once you’ve selected what you want to share, you’ll be taken to an overview page where you can choose to add a caption to your story. The story will be live for 72 hours and will also be posted to your activity feed on your profile.
The concept of stories was first launched with Snapchat and has been adopted by many apps and services over the past few years, with Instagram, Spotify, TikTok, LinkedIn, Netflix and many more launching their own story features. ‘story. However, the growing popularity of TikTok has led some companies to move away from stories to focus on scrolling feeds and short videos. For example, LinkedIn dropped its Stories feature last year and started working on another way to add short videos to the platform. Additionally, Spotify and Instagram have been spotted testing a TikTok-style vertical video stream in their apps. It’s possible that Microsoft will also take a closer approach to TikTok with its Stories feature in the future.
Along with the new stories feature, Microsoft has also introduced a new Quality of Service (QoS) marking feature on Xbox consoles. The new feature sets priority tags on latency-sensitive outgoing network traffic, such as party chat, console streaming, and multiplayer. Microsoft says the new feature will help ensure your gaming experience isn’t interrupted by connection issues during times of network congestion. The new feature can be located in the advanced settings. Under QoS Tagging Settings, you will see two new options: DSCP Tagging Enabled and WMM Tagging Enabled.
“From game capture and sharing improvements to faster game loading and more, we’re always listening and looking for ways to improve Xbox experiences for gamers around the world. “, Microsoft said in a blog post about the announcement.
The new launches come as Microsoft is reportedly creating an advertising program that will allow brands to advertise in free Xbox games. Microsoft is aware that inserting ads into games could be inconvenient for users, so it’s taking a cautious approach to the idea and plans to create a private marketplace where only certain brands can buy ad space. and display advertisements in a way that does not disrupt gameplay.