Microsoft is adding party chat, game footage sharing and more to its Xbox One app for Windows 10

Xbox One
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Microsoft has added a slew of new social and gaming features to its Xbox One app for Windows 10. The company has also enabled game streaming from consoles to PC running the latest version of its upcoming OS.

The latest release of the Xbox One app now includes party chat so you can talk to a bunch of your friends at once. You’ll also be able to update your avatar, gamertag and other profile details.

Party chat in the Xbox One app
Party chat in the Xbox One app

In addition, you can now share locally stored game footage from Windows Store games with your Xbox Live contacts. There’s also an option to capture clips and screenshots from non-Windows Store games.

The updated app will automatically detect Windows Store games and list them them in the ‘My Games’ tab. It will also add games that aren’t from the Windows Store and include an option to manually add PC games.

The Home screen has also been updated with easier access to game streaming features as well as your recently played titles.

Microsoft has also created a fresh onboarding experience to help new users sign up, customize their profile and start finding games.

Ahead of its Windows 10 launch, the company has enabled game streaming from Xbox One consoles to PCs running the latest preview of its OS.

With these features as well as backward compatibility with Xbox 360 games announced last month, the gaming experience in Microsoft’s ecosystem is shaping up to be pretty exciting indeed.

New Xbox Features on Xbox One and Windows 10 [Xbox Wire]

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