Xbox One August Update to Turn Activity Feed into Facebook

By   /   Jul 21, 2014

Select number of Xbox One users will get to taste the Xbox One August Update next week – jealous? Don’t be, because it will be only a matter of time before you get it on your console as well. Also, Microsoft is sharing whatever changes to expect so rest assured, no one’s getting there before you.

Among the highlights of the update, you will see that the Activity Feed turns into single column you will be able to make posts to it, ‘like’ stuff and comment on stories in the feed. Video sharing to friends or public will also be allowed and there will be notifications for each of those activities too. there will also be a personal feed for every user so you can see what he has been posting or doing.

Yeah, that’s pretty much Facebook.

There are going to be changes in other areas too, like you will be allowed mobile purchases from SmartGlass or Xbox.com (like PlayStation did long ago), the Blu-ray player will now allow 3D movies, and the friends area will get expanded on the Home. While explaining that last bit, the post reads:

Right from Home, see what’s going on with your friends. Stay up-to-date with their current activity, the top trending games your friends are playing, and a leaderboard to see who has been working the hardest on their Gamerscore. We’re doing an extended preview on this, rolling it into the early access preview this month to a subset of our preview audience so we can refine it until it’s ready for the entire Xbox One market.

Check out the full details on the Xbox One August Update here and let us know if you also think that Microsoft is taking a leaf out of the Mark Zuckerberg book?

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