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Xbox November 2023 Update Welcomes Compact Mode And More Xbox App Features


Posted on November 30, 2023 by Nick Moreno

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Overlooking some of the updates that came to Xbox within the past few weeks, players remain satisfied as the Xbox team continues to deliver more for its consumers. Previously, the firm added the option to auto-upload captures to the OneDrive which makes content management easier. But it does not end there.

Additionally, the October 2023 Update featured new keyboard mapping for controllers to integrate more options for how you use a gamepad. The same title update also included a new feature to import captures to Clipchamp – a video editor acquired by Microsoft – for seamless content editing on PC.

This week, a new November 2023 Update went live and brings more additions to the platform. One of the billboard features is a new ‘Compact Mode’ suited for users playing on mobile so the interface is properly formatted for smaller displays.

We’re excited to announce that Compact mode is now available as part of the latest update on all Windows devices, including handhelds like the ASUS ROG Ally and Lenovo Legion Go! Compact mode is a new feature that enhances your gaming experience by providing a more intuitive user interface on smaller screens. With Compact mode, the side bar collapses into icons, providing you with more space to browse content.

To use this feature, click on your profile in the top-left corner of the app and turn the toggle for “Compact mode” on. We’re also partnering with ASUS and other manufacturers to ensure that Compact mode is enabled by default on your handheld devices. We’ll continue to focus on updates to deliver a great Xbox app experience for Windows handheld screens.

Dominique Gordon, Xbox Experiences Senior Product Manager

Even more, Microsoft has offered more improvements to the Xbox app on PC with enhancements to notifications/banners. There is also a new tool for troubleshooting as well. “We’ve heard that you want a more streamlined experience when diagnosing and troubleshooting, so we’ve added the new Gaming Services Repair Tool, a dedicated tool to fix any issues with Gaming Services or missing content when launching the Xbox app on PC.”

On console, players can now find Japanese keyboard support is available. The Xbox Store will also send notifications for wishlist titles when free days are available. And there is a new phone authentication feature for Xbox/Microsoft Rewards to bridge the service with Xbox even more.

What is your most interested feature from this recent Xbox Update?

Source: Xbox Wire

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