Most likely, many of you reading this have been drawn by the urge to brag about your gaming winnings on several different occasions. If you play alone, that’s not always easy. Sharing content on social media platforms directly from your console, especially if you need to act fast or are playing online, isn’t always possible, let alone easy. Xbox has tried to remedy this by adding Stories to its own mobile app.
The new feature, which is only available in Australia at the time of this writing, is exactly what it sounds like. The Xbox app’s new Stories feature is directly inspired by the same mechanic that was first used on Snapchat, then adopted by Instagram and basically every other social media platform since. Now it’s Xbox’s turn, The Verge reports, and while stories are already a bit dated thanks to TikTok, using them in games makes sense.
For starters, if you score a last-minute winner in Rocket League or eliminate someone a mile away in Fortnite, you won’t need to frantically add the moment to your story before continuing your game. You’ll still have to save that moment, but you can add it to your story through the app once you have a second to do so. Clips, screenshots, and achievements can be added to your story. You can then add things to them before posting, and anything you post will stay on your profile for 72 hours, as detailed by Xbox in its latest blog post.
Anyone you’re friends with can bask in your glory and reply to your stories with a message or a simple reaction. To add new content to your story, all you need to do is click the + symbol next to your gamertag and then select the clip, screenshot, or achievement you’d like to add. As mentioned above, the feature is currently exclusively available to Xbox owners in Australia, but will be gradually rolled out worldwide in the near future.
Xbox recently came under fire after it quietly removed the ability to share screenshots to Twitter directly from your console, adding what seemed like an unnecessary step. The backlash that followed that decision led to it being quickly reversed. PlayStation has also made sharing your gaming triumphs a little easier by allowing you to share screenshots and clips saved on your console through the PS app.
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