Xbox Insiders Will Soon Get Custom Gamerpics, Better Club Management and Other Social Goodies

Posted by at 10:20 am on March 21, 2017

Microsoft’s Larry Hryb announced that select members of the Xbox Insider Program will soon be able to add their own gamerpics, customize their Club’s appearance, and participate in World of Tanks tournaments powered by the rather descriptively named “Arena on Xbox Live.”

Nelson said in his announcement that the features are part of Microsoft’s efforts to keep Xbox players happy. The company has mostly focused on developing new features such as the Beam streaming tool, the all-you-can-play Xbox Game Pass, and the like over the last few months, but now it’s responding to feedback collected Xbox Feedback, with a ton of improvements to the existing service.

In addition to custom gamerpics, you’ll also be able to hide individual posts, pin posts to the top of your feed, and filter posts by friends, games or Clubs] in your profile’s Activity Feed.

Plus Microsoft will soon let Club owners change their club’s logo and background, help Club owners and admins “stand out and manage their community” by labeling them in text posts, and pin posts to the top of their feed. This is all basic social networking stuff whch has been missing from Xbox Live.

als is the mix is the ¬†able to filter your game library by platform (Xbox One or Xbox 360) to more easily find what you’re looking for. Xbox One will support captive portal internet access so you can use public Wi-Fi, and you’ll be allowed to select audio input and output sources for Party chat via the Xbox app for Windows 10. you will not even be able to use Kinect auto-zoom for Twitch, Beam, and Skype.

There’s also the tournaments via Arena for Xbox Live. As Nelson said in his announcement, the feature will let you:

Discover tournaments from your Xbox One or Xbox app on Windows 10, get notifications when your match is ready, jump directly into your match on the Xbox One, enjoy automatic results reporting, and show off the results on your activity feed.

Major Nelson didn’t say if these features will ever come to other Xbox players.

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