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 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.

  • Don't we have this already when you go to game hub and friends who play? Sigh Microsoft! Going round in circles.
  • This is a quick-glance view on your active friends list.  One place to see what games every one of your friends is playing.  MUCH more convenient than having to open each individual game hub and then checking to see who plays or is playing that game right now, wouldn't you agree?
  • Not when your a MS hater why would you agree
  • Im very proud putting this as feedback and they listened and actually did it. Now I feel like I contributed very much making the UI design better.