Within the Xbox OS as well as the Xbox Game Bar on Windows 10 exists the capability to take a screenshot of what you’re playing and share it out immediately to Twitter. The feature is great to share out some awesome moment in-game, but if you share it to Twitter it shows as a link to the web-based Xbox Live screenshot, rather than the actual screenshot and associated text itself. Twitter brought this up to Xbox and Windows gaming Corporate VP Mike Ybarra recently.
Twitter user @BeastFireTimedog mentioned the following in a tweet, and Ybarra replied.
We are on it. Should have been fixed long ago. We know it is bad now. @Bear360
— Mike Ybarra (@XboxQwik) March 12, 2017
While it’s great to see Xbox actively addressing shortcomings in the overall user experience, Xbox will be the last of the major console systems to incorporate an enjoyable screenshot sharing experience. However, as Microsoft have recently reworked sharing in the upcoming Windows 10 Creators Update for PCs, Xbox may see benefits in speed and functionality as a result as well.
We also know, from a later tweet in the ensuing conversation that the Xbox team are working to incorporate sharing to Facebook, as players have been able to connect with Facebook friends through Xbox Live for a while, but not share directly to the network. We will hopefully see these improvements this spring when the Creators Update launches. Until then and if we learn more, we’ll be sure to keep you updated so stay tuned to Rectify Gaming for the latest.