Microsoft release an update for the Xbox One and Xbox One X today. It includes a few new features to messaging and the friends list, alongside making it easier to sort through your games and apps.
This list now shows where your friends are playing, since so many gamers out there play across several devices. With this new feature, the team added unique icons for Xbox One, PC and mobile to help sort out who is playing on what.
Xbox’s new Message Request feature will prioritize messages from your friends and anyone you wish to communicate with. At the same time, it separates messages from people you don’t know into a secondary message request tab.
Unfortunately, all previous group messages will be lost due to transition, and will require you manually archive them. If want to back up any previous group messages, you can copy/paste them from Xbox.com for a limited time. Go here, if you want to review your messages.
Better Sorting in My Games & Apps
Games and apps are now sorted a tad differently. Articles such as “a,” “an” and “the” are no longer used to sort titles when using “Sort A-Z” and “Group by letter” views. For example, “The Witcher” will now be found under “W” instead of “T”.
Microsoft also thanked those from Xbox Insiders who helped “shape these features.” If you’d like to help Xbox with any of its testing features, download the Xbox Insider Hub app on your Xbox One or Windows 10 PC, and share your ideas at the Xbox Ideas Hub.