March Xbox One Update brings screenshots to us all
Soon every Xbox One owners will be able to capture screenshots from their games and add them to their Xbox Live profile using Upload. This week Microsoft announced that March Xbox One Update that went out to members of the Xbox Preview Program last month, is now rolling out globally.
Microsoft announced the March Xbox One Update was rolling out in a post on its MajorNelson blog late last night. The update adds screenshots so that users can capture pictures as well as video from their favorite games. Capturing a screenshot with a controller is as simple as saying “Xbox, take a screenshot” for those with a Kinect for Xbox One sensor. Everyone else will need to double tap the Guide button on their Xbox One controller like they do today for video recording. To support screenshots, Microsoft has updated the Upload app. Screenshots can be set as an Xbox One background, added to the Activity Feed, sent in a message, add to an Xbox Live profile, sent to twitter and uploaded to Microsoft’s OneDrive cloud storage service.
With the March Xbox One Update, Microsoft is also tweaking some of its social networking experience on Xbox Live. Following the update, friend suggestions appear on the Friends app. There’s a new toggle for allowing anyone to see your actual name on your Xbox Live profile too. Before today, this had to be enabled for each individual friend you added. There is a new button for reporting Xbox Live Spam messages, a voice privacy toggle, new Party Chat icons and adjustable tile transparency on the home screen. Xbox One owners in Australia are getting support for the Xbox One Digital TV Tuner, Live TV and OneGuide app too.
Consoles connected to Xbox Live should get the update automatically over the next day or two — provided lower power mode is on, which it is by default. Updates can be manually triggered from the Settings app too.