Xbox One February update finally in Preview Program, gets more social

The February update for the Xbox One is finally out in the Preview Program, and it focuses on social features.

Published Tue, Jan 19 2016 3:33 PM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:01 PM CST

That Xbox One February update we were so patiently waiting to hear about? Well it seems that some details are now coming out thanks to the Preview Program. And the focus is going to be on adding more social features to the Xbox One.

Xbox One February update finally in Preview Program, gets more social |

The new social features should make it easier for you to know what's going on in the Xbox universe and to join your friends in the fun that they're having. So many games now have a cooperative or multiplayer element that it's only natural to make that more accessible.

Probably one of the most significant changes is the inclusion of the Avatar store, which lets you customize your digital self even more than before. It used to be a big part of the Xbox 360 experience, and they're moving back towards that trend. So now there's a better Xbox One news feed, a better ways to compare your Gamerscore. Check out the list of features appearing below.

  • See who's in a Party: See who's in a Party before joining.
  • Gamerscore Leaderboard: See where you stand relative to your friends by comparing total gamerscore.
  • Re-arrange Pins on Home: Rearrange individual pins and view them offline.
  • Updating Activity Feed in Xbox One: Will inform users when there are new items in their feed.
  • Joinable Twitch Broadcasts: Game Hubs as well as the game tile make it easier to watch a friend's broadcast.
  • Improvements to Suggested Friends: New Friend Suggestions area in Community and the Friends list in the Guide on Xbox One.
  • Hide games from 'ready-to-install' list: The ability to hide content such as betas, trials, games, and apps users no longer wish to install.

Jeff grew up in the Pacific Northwest where he fell in love with gaming and building his own PC’s. He's a huge fan of any genre of gaming from RTS to FPS, but especially favors space-sims. Now he's stepped into the adult world by becoming a professional student looking to break into the IT Security world. When he’s not deep in his studies, he’s deep in a new game, revisiting an old game, or testing the extreme limits of his own PC. He's now a news contributor for TweakTown, looking to bring a unique view on technology and gaming.

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