Xbox One March System Update: Screenshots and Suggested Friends now available in Preview

Earlier this month, we added a host of new features and improvements on Xbox One and starting today, members of the Xbox One preview program will get to check out even more new features – some of which are planned for the March system update.

Check out the list of features in the March preview update that are starting to roll out tonight:

Screenshots – While playing a game, you can now take screenshots on your Xbox One console by simply double-tapping the Xbox button on your controller to capture a screenshot and pressing Y to save the screenshot. If your Xbox One is equipped with a Kinect, you can also say “Xbox Take a Screenshot” to take and save a screenshot.

Upload App – The Upload app is being updated so that you can manage your screenshots in addition to your game clips. You can use a screenshot as your background, by viewing the screenshot in full-screen mode from the Upload app, then, press the Menu button and select Set as background.

Suggested friends – With the suggested friends feature, the Friends area in home and your friends list will help you find and add friends. Suggested friends will include people you might know, so you add more friends to game with, and top community broadcasters and clip creators, so you can get more great content in your activity feed.

Sharing your name – We’re rolling out two new ways to share your real name; with all of your friends or to everyone in the Xbox Live community. You can also continue to share your real name with select friends, or with no one, if that’s what you prefer. Gamertags are still the primary method of identifying yourself on Xbox Live, but sharing your real name helps people recognize you who might not know you by your gamertag.

Tile transparency – We continue to listen to your feedback and are adding a setting to enable you to vary the level of transparency for your background images. Go to Settings -> My Xbox -> Tile transparency.

Privacy & online safety settings – We added a new setting for sharing voice search data to create an option for users to allow collection and analysis of voice data when they use Xbox – Bing to search.

Report spam – The Messages app has an added option to allow you to notify Xbox when you receive spam. You can now select a specific message, press the A button and then select Report -> Spam to report a specific message as spam.

OneGuide for Australia – Support for OneGuide will continue in preview in Australia for free-to-air TV listings.

Xbox One Digital TV Tuner in Australia – Xbox One owners in Australia with an Xbox Digital TV Tuner can now use it with the preview builds of this month’s release.

Let us know what you think of this month’s preview and stay tuned for more news on Xbox One system updates. And remember, the most effective place for your ideas, suggestions, and feedback to be seen by the teams that create Xbox products and services is at the Xbox feedback site.

Comments

  • David Goodwin

    What about getting the TV tuner in New Zealand?

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  • http://Www.mylifewithgaming.wordpress.com/ Mitchell Hall

    So pumped to finally have screenshots! way to go xbox team keep the updates coming you guys rock.

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  • meddle0ne

    How about that playing music in the background without snap! It only has 16,000 likes, and is a completely rudimentary feature. Screenshots aren’t very useful for anyone other than bloggers.

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  • Mando44646

    Oh man I’m jealous I’m not in the preview program. I can’t wait for screenshots!

    Also, why no TV tuner in the US?😦

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  • Residentsteve01

    Can’t believe that people moaned about the tiles they look great on my xbox one I wont be changing mine

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  • TonyTyga90

    I thought the most requested feature was MIRACAST. Is it even possible?

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  • LW

    A+ for report spam…tired of random website urls

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  • Lucas Sanches Cestari

    wohoooo screenshots!!! i’m gonna fill my facebook with ss’s! and my computer too lol, i always wanted to show the beautifull graphics of the xbox for my friends.

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  • Flogging Molly Justin Stewart

    I like the tile transparency.

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  • JR Texx (Jamie)

    GT: JR Texx
    Can someone invite me to he Preview Program? Cheers in advance.

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  • Doppleganger

    DTS support for Media Player and bringing the TV tuner to North America would make me 100% satisfied with the Xbox one. Even though I love my Xbox one already!

    Non optical drive Xbox one by end of year would be even better. Lol. Had to throw that in there.

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  • http://www.youtube.com/user/raz302 RazKid ( THE HATER )

    Voice messages!

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  • Mikko Pekkanen

    Why there is no news on ongoing sales in dashboard? Theres’ nothing in the store either.. Somekind of this weeks sale-page or something would be nice.

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  • Stephen Norbury

    When will the digital tv tuner be supported in Denmark?

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  • GamerResentment

    yes indeed

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  • JR Texx (Jamie)

    have you not seen the size differences?

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  • Doppleganger

    Love the option but at least have the option to have it effect all icons and not just less 10% of the icons

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  • Finaldeath

    Transparency itself was a great idea, until they released it and only made some tiles transparent. I don’t care what the reasoning behind it was, all or none. Would rather they just leave the feature alone and spend time on another feature that won’t be gimped to the point of being pointless because of stupid copyright jargon.

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  • evilfangs .

    Done.

    You should receive a message on your console from Xbox in 2-5 working days.

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  • Skatter112

    wow, thanks! that was fast, thanks

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  • Damake

    I could also take an invite
    GT: Damake85
    Thanks in advance

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  • evilfangs .

    Done. Same as above, 2-5 working days.

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  • evilfangs .

    I’ve seen the reviews and the length of the game and it’s not worth me paying £50 for.

    I’ll wait till later this year to get it for at least £30 or wait and pray that Sony give it away for free for PS+.

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  • http://Www.mylifewithgaming.wordpress.com/ Mitchell Hall

    I’m not sure what you’re getting at..? Double tapping the xbox button IS how you open the snap menu.

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  • Traye Kline

    Ya I know that, when I initially read it I thought they were replacing the double tap the Xbox button for the snap menu for double tap for a screenshot but know that I read it again I see that its double tap to take a screenshot then y to save, so if you double tap it must take a screenshot and open the snap menu, but only save if you press y, right?

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  • http://Www.mylifewithgaming.wordpress.com/ Mitchell Hall

    Correct sir! It’s actually a pretty smart decision so if you double tap the xbox button it instantly puts whatever is on the screen into the memory buffer along with the last 30 seconds, and if you press X it will save that 30 seconds onto the hard drive and if you press Y It will put that single frame on to your hard drive. I’m really glad it’s finally here !

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  • Traye Kline

    Ya me too man, can’t wait to try it out

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