Xbox One February 2020 Update has been released, bringing a new look to the dashboard and more

Xbox One February Update My Games And Apps
Xbox One February Update My Games And Apps (Image credit: Windows Central)

What you need to know

  • The February 2020 Update for Xbox One is now live and rolling out.
  • This update revamps the dashboard and adds new features, such as image or gif support in messages.
  • The update was previously available for testers in the Alpha ring of the Xbox Insiders program.

The February 2020 Xbox One Update has been in testing for some time but it's now becoming broadly available. According to Xbox Support (opens in new tab), this update has been released and is now live. While you may not see the update immediately, it should begin rolling out soon. The February 2020 Update is bringing a whole host of changes and improvements, such as another dashboard change.

Xbox One owners can also look forward to being able to use images and gifs in messages, as well as some reorganization in the My Games and Apps section, which should make the overall experience smoother and more pleasant.

For more details on what to expect from this update, you can check our previous coverage right here, or watch the video below. While you can set your Xbox One to automatically download updates sometime shortly after they become available, you can also manually download new console updates. If you're unsure of how, check our guide here.

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Samuel Tolbert

Samuel Tolbert is a freelance writer covering gaming news, previews, reviews, interviews and different aspects of the gaming industry, specifically focusing on Xbox and PC gaming on Windows Central. You can find him on Twitter @SamuelTolbert.

  • Is this 20h1 for xbox?
  • My Games and Apps is still ludicrously slow, it took over thirty seconds for my update list to load the single game that had an update available.
  • It's been this slow for me (actually more). Several minutes for 3-5 games. I just figured it was because I have a couple hundred installed. I have yet to try this new update, but so far I am not a fan of the new layout. Seems very basic.
  • Samuel, can you take over the Halo coverage on Windows Central? Please say yes.
  • I wish they would have left well enough alone. The previous dashboard and layout worked just fine. Why do they have to keep ******* with things that are not broken? Hey Microsoft, the new dashboard sucks ass. How about giving us the old one back?