Xbox (beta) for Windows 10 updated with interactive notifications, party text chat, and more

The recently-released beta version of the Xbox App for Windows 10 has just received an update, bringing along with it interactive notifications and more. Here's the full list of what's new, as reported by Xbox's own Larry Hryb:

  • Party text chat – Earlier this week, we introduced party text chat as another way to connect with your friends in the latest build of the New Xbox One Experience Preview. Starting today, party text chat is available for Xbox Beta app members, joining voice chat as another way for gamers to communicate with friends.
  • Read and reply to messages directly from notifications – No need to click through to read and reply to messages anymore. Now, you can quickly reply directly to the message inline. (See above)
  • Activity alert notifications – You'll get real-time notifications when someone else in the Xbox Live community adds you as a friend or likes, shares, or comments on your content. We designed these notifications to help you engage more deeply and easily with the community and made them easy to manage in Settings.
  • Activity feed sharing – In the top right corner of your activity feed, you'll now see a "share" icon. Click on the icon to display your recent shareable activity, such as achievements earned, game clips recorded and screenshots taken. From here, you can easily select the content you want to share.

With this update, the app bumps up to version number 10.10.2000.00000 from its previous version number of 9.9.21000. As always, if you'd like to check out the latest Xbox (Beta) update, you can download it from the Windows Store at the link below.

Download Xbox (beta) from the Windows Store (opens in new tab)

Source: Major Nelson Blog

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