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February 2020 Xbox One System Update Adds New Home, GIF Support and More

February 2020 Xbox One System Update Adds New Home, GIF Support and More

Published: Wednesday, February 26, 2020Tagged: Gaming, System Update, Xbox Game Pass, Xbox Live, Xbox One, Xbox One X, Xbox Store

The February 2020 Xbox One Update (which begins rolling out to everyone today) introduces a Simplified Home Screen, My Games & Apps UI improvements, Image and GIF Support in Conversations, and more.

February 2020 System Update Adds New Xbox One Home, GIF Support and More

Let's take a look at what's new in the February 2020 Xbox One Update!

Simplified Home Screen

With the new Home experience, Twists have been removed from the top in favor of dedicated rows for Xbox Game Pass, Mixer, Xbox Community, and Microsoft Store, while also giving you the flexibility to add or remove rows for a customized experience. The new streamlined Home interface is now available for all Xbox One users as part of the February Update!

My Games & Apps UI Update

Xbox owners now have more ways to keep their My Games & Apps organized! You will now find content grouping for easier navigation and access to your favorite games and apps, as well as labels for trials and demos and a streamlined settings experience to simplify how you interact with your gaming collection.

My Games & Apps UI Update

Image and GIF Support in Conversations

You can now view images and animated GIFs in messaging conversations with your Xbox Live friends on console, with the ability to also view content in Message Requests based on your message safety settings. Now, images sent from the Xbox mobile app on iOS or Android or the new Xbox (Beta) App on Windows 10 will also display on your console, with the added ability to view the content in full-screen on Xbox One.

Image and GIF Support in Conversations

View and install individual games bundled through Xbox Game Pass

Xbox Game Pass members get additional control over which content to install when downloading and playing Xbox Game Pass titles that are part of a larger bundle listing, such as Shenmue I & II. With this update, you will now see an “In this bundle” overview from the install dialog, as well as the option to select which individual title to download & launch.

Choose a Preferred Location for Notifications

You can now decide where you want notifications to appear on the screen by going to Settings -> Preferences -> Notifications and clicking on “Default notification position”. This will bring up a menu that lets you choose a preferred spot from one of six locations on the screen, letting you move them out of the way if they end up blocking something important in your games or apps. Note that while your preferred location will become the new default for most notifications, certain games may change this during gameplay for the best user experience.

Even more Mixer viewing improvements

You now have the option to switch your chat mode to ‘classic chat,’ which displays chat messages in their own dedicated space beside the stream video. Additionally, you can now manually select the video resolution at which you want to watch content based on your preference. Lastly, you can now see more information about streamers you’re interested in, browse their VODs & Clips to watch, and host their channel on your own, making it easier to support your favorite streamers and keep up to date with all of their content.

More Storage Management suggestions

With the existing Storage Management feature, when you run out of space your Xbox One makes space-freeing suggestions for you by organizing and displaying which games, apps, and other content is taking up the most room on your hard drive. In the February Update, we are introducing a “Move” option for users with external storage attached to their console, giving you the choice to either transfer or remove items to free up the needed space as desired.

If you’d like to help create the future of Xbox and get access to early features, download the Xbox Insider Hub on your Xbox One or Windows 10 PC today.

Microsoft will have more Xbox One announcements, so stay tuned for more information and enjoy the February update!

Source: Xbox

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