Xbox One Will Notify You When Friends Change Gamertags

May 30, 2014 by Samantha Lienhard - Leave a comment


This Xbox One feature added in the newest beta update was small enough to escape our attention, but it will definitely be helpful to players. As discovered by a user on Reddit, your Xbox Live activity feed will now include any gamertag changes made by your friends.

Most users probably don’t change their gamertags often, but if one of your friends does, it might leave you wondering just who they are. Once this feature makes it out of beta, it should help a lot of people keep track of who’s who.

Speaking of Xbox One features, you’ll eventually be able to take screenshots and share them to social media. We aren’t sure when this will be implemented, but it’s nice to know it’s in the plans.

Through these monthly updates, Microsoft can keep up a steady stream of improvements and new features. What features are you still hoping to see?

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Friends and followers on Xbox One

October 15, 2013 by Staff - 2 Comments


Major Nelson has just broken the news that you’ll be able to have both friends and followers on the Xbox One. While your friends list will be limited to a maximum of one thousand others, your followers list will be unlimited in number.

We shouldn’t need to explain the concept of friends, but in terms of followers – you’ll gain a follower when someone else chooses to start following you (and you’ve enabled it under your privacy settings). If you’re following someone then by default you’ll get information like when they’re online, what Achievements they’re earning and other stuff. And like we said, just like on Facebook, you’ll be able to control exactly what your particular followers can see about you (if anything). After all it is all about privacy these days right?

In terms of your Xbox 360 playing buddies, they’ll all be carried over to the new system automatically via your Gamertag, although on your Xbox One friends list they’ll appear as small greyed out icons. Yup, you can feel sorry for them.

Anyway, here’s Major Nelson’s video explaining the whole thing in more detail. Check it out:

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