Xbox One friends app demo video
Major Nelson has posted a short video on the Xbox One's new friends app, and you can see it here...
One of the Xbox One's major focal points is that of social networking, and the new console will take the 360's existing networking options, improve them and add plenty more to the mix, including a new, and greatly enhanced friends management system.
The new friends app for the Xbox One will let you manage your list of friends, which can now hold up to 1,000 contacts, with filtering options and a new panel system that shows friend's recent activities, achievements, reputation and more.
The app has a real-time news feed, which keeps tabs on your friends, updating constantly to show what they're up to, and there's a big focus on the new friends function, the Twitter-inspired follow option.
As well as having friends on Xbox One, you can also opt to follow someone (and others can follow you). This doesn't add a contact to your friends list, but allows you to keep tabs on other gamers you find interesting, such as those who create good videos of your favourite games, or those with a similar gaming taste to you who you may want to tap up as a possible friend in future.
Players who gain new followers will be notified of any new contacts, and can choose to follow those who take an interest in them. If you don't want people to follow you, though, you can disable this option in the privacy settings.
The video shows all of this in action, as well as the clean and functional interface used by the app and the Xbox One, so have a look and see for yourself.
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