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X1 April Update Adds Voice Messaging

Posted March 31, 2015 by Bunneh3000 in News

The Xbox One April Update seems to be a bit slim. Last month saw a few more quick features added to the X1 button double-tap queue. This month will address one of the more social aspects of the next gen system that has been requested for quite some time. Voice messaging is finally coming and it is certainly a welcomed addition.

Nothing is worse than receiving or having to type in a message to friends using the controller. Now, sending out requests to play certain games or even commenting on certain clips friends post on their activity feed will be much easier. Of course, beware of that one trolling friend of yours who will use the feature to continuously send obscene messages to you.

Also on this April update are tweaks to Party Chat, Achievement notifications, and What’s On. When it comes to the Party Chat, the Xbox One will now provide some troubleshooting notifications as to why some in your party may not be able to hear you. If your Kinect chat setting is off, or if your privacy settings are set to only allow friends to hear you, then you’ll see a notification on the Party screen detailing that. Also, Microsoft is setting up servers that will handle networking issues for those in party chat as well. When it comes to Achievements, the description of the pop-up will show more detail initially. Lastly, the What’s On feature will be a bit more personalized based upon the content you’ve regularly accessed.

Decent additions, but we’ll see if anything else makes it into the late April portion of the update.

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