The Xbox app is receiving a feature that looks a lot like Snapchat

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Isn’t it past time for Xbox to get some stories?

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Microsoft is adding a Snapchat-like Stories feature to the Xbox app for iOS and Android, which is better late than never.

According to Microsoft’s definition, “Xbox Stories” work similarly to those found on other platforms, with the exception that the material can endure up to 72 hours rather than a day. All of this is part of Xbox’s major May update, which also included the introduction of the new Quality of Service (QoS) Tagging function.

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Thrilling Gamer Tales

You’ll be able to share passionate gamer moments with your friends or the community at large by publishing in-game video, screens, and achievements in these Stories. Just like on other platforms, you can respond to stories with a message or a quick emoji reaction.

You’ll see a new Stories channel on the main screen after updating the app. By entering the channel and tapping the new + symbol next to your Gamertag, you can begin posting stories. Then you may choose what you’d like to share, add a caption on the preview screen, and hit the publish button. This new function is presently accessible in Australia, with plans to expand to other locations in the near future.

To be honest, it’s odd to see Microsoft doing this. Especially now that the latest fad is to steal off TikTok by having a vertical video feed that runs indefinitely. Many other social media platforms launched their own versions of Snapchat Stories, only to remove the function shortly afterwards.

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Now all we have to do is wait for Microsoft to make this Xbox feature universal before everyone abandons the Stories concept entirely.

A new priority tagging mechanism has been implemented

The QoS Tagging feature was also announced in May. It’s a new feature that allows gamers to assign a priority to various console system capabilities that can suffer from latency and congestion. Your connection will remain steady during periods of high user traffic since it will be prioritised above others.

Party chat, console streaming, and multiplayer modes are all examples of locations where this tagging will be used. However, not everyone will be able to take full advantage of it.

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For QoS Tagging to work, your router/gateway and ISP network must support the Low Latency DOCSIS standard, according to Microsoft’s support website. If you use the tagging, Microsoft warns that you may have some connectivity issues.

Now all we have to do is wait for Microsoft to make this Xbox feature universal before everyone abandons the Stories concept entirely.

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