Xbox Live users can now sort friends by game on Xbox One

Microsoft has announced a new feature arriving in the next Xbox One update, allowing users to sort their friends list by certain titles. Adding to the already lengthy list of features on their way to the public in the months ahead, today's addition allows users to group friends currently playing certain games via the Xbox guide.

The new addition to the Guide menu is already live to a subset of Xbox Live users, for those enrolled in the Alpha ring of the Xbox Insider Program. This feature can be found under the "People" tab, below traditional friends list sorting. Assumedly, in the weeks ahead, other rings of the program will gain access to this sorting feature.

This joins a slew of changes, both big and small, being introduced in the next Xbox One update, currently on track for release this fall. While an overhauled user interface, new light theme, and reworked Home menu are among the biggest changes, several other tweaks have been made to improve speed across the board.

Today's addition should be welcome for those looking to play specific games with friends and should streamline the process of finding multiplayer companions. Have you tried out this new feature? If you're in the Alpha ring, let us know in the comments.

Matt Brown

Matt Brown was formerly a Windows Central's Senior Editor, Xbox & PC, at Future. Following over seven years of professional consumer technology and gaming coverage, he’s focused on the world of Microsoft's gaming efforts. You can follow him on Twitter @mattjbrown.