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Even the Xbox app now has stories like Instagram and many other apps.



Even the Xbox app now has stories like Instagram and many other apps.


Microsoft today announced a new update to its Xbox app for iPhone and iPad that adds Stories to the mix. Although initially only available in Australia, Xbox Stories will be coming to other countries in the future.

The move was announced via a blog post describing the new feature, saying it will allow players to “show off their skills and keep up with their friends.” Stories will work much like stories that are already available in other apps, including Instagram. Microsoft says that Xbox Stories will be 72 hours long and may include gameplay clips, screenshots and achievements.

The Stories Channel is located right on the home screen of the Xbox app. To create a story, click your gamertag’s + button located in the stories feed, then select the game clip, screenshot, or achievement you’d like to post from the gallery. Once selected, you will be taken to a story preview page where you can choose to add a title to your post and then click the post button located on the bottom right. The Stories channel shows content from the last 72 hours, and everything you share is also posted to your profile’s activity feed.

The same announcement also confirmed that Xbox consoles now have the ability to add a Quality of Service (QOS) tag to their network traffic. This should allow modern routers and home networks to prioritize gaming traffic to ensure a lag-free experience.

Those who already have the Xbox app installed will likely see an update waiting for them, though only Aussies are getting this new Stories feature at the moment. Anyone can download the app now, it’s free.

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