Microsoft plans to roll out an update for its official Xbox app for Windows 10 later today. Among its new additions is the Facebook friend finder that was first included in the beta version of the Xbox app.in October.
Here's what Xbox app users on Windows 10 can expect when they access this new feature:
"In the Friends column on the right side of the Xbox app, look for the Facebook icon in the Suggested Friends area. Click it to link your Facebook account to your Xbox Live account and start seeing suggestions for Facebook friends who you can add on Xbox Live. Facebook friend finder can also be found in the Settings area of the Xbox app. As your friends link their Facebook accounts to their Xbox Live accounts, you'll see increasing numbers of Facebook friend suggestions, so be sure to spread the word. One easy way to do this: when you first link your Xbox Live account to your Facebook account in the Xbox app, take advantage of the "Share to Facebook" option which will generate an "I'm on Xbox" post on your Facebook timeline."
"When your friends see your shared "I'm on Xbox" post on Facebook, they can click through and access the Facebook friend finder on Xbox.com, which also becomes available this week. In this way, web users on any platform and device can grow their Xbox Live network with Facebook friends as well."
The update will also add another feature that was first included in the Xbox beta app; the ability to record a voiceover track for Game DVR clips on a Windows 10 PC:
"With today's Xbox app update running on the latest Windows 10 update, you can now plug in a headset and narrate your Windows 10 game clips with your own voice using Game bar and Game DVR hotkeys. To turn microphone recording on or off for a gaming session, press Win + Alt + M. Want to turn microphone recording on for all gaming sessions? Go to Game bar > Settings > Audio or Xbox app > Settings > Game DVR > Audio. And if you like personalizing your Game DVR hotkeys and want to customize the microphone recording hotkey, do it here: Game bar > Settings > Shortcuts or Xbox app > Settings > Game DVR > Keyboard shortcuts."
In addition, the update includes the new Xbox Store section:
"The new interface allows you to see more content in the Store at a glance and brings you the latest crop of the most popular Windows 10 and Xbox One games, plus you can redeem Games with Gold games or get discounted games through Deals with Gold.
Finally, Microsoft says the Xbox app update will now allow users to record any game on their Windows 10 PC, including titles where the Game bar and Game DVR hotkeys didn't previously work.
Source: Major Nelson