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Xbox One rolls out an update that allows users to capture screenshots

One of Microsoft’s most requested features is finally rolling out to Xbox One users today. 

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A little late to the party but Microsoft has announced that it will be rolling out a feature that allows users to snap screenshots during in-game play. Since the Xbox One already offers users a video capture feature, this new addition fills the void users have longed for. Even the team at Microsoft felt that this was a long time coming, admitting that this feature was among “the most-requested features by our fans.”

The way it works is pretty simple too. To snap a screenshot all you have to do is double tap the Xbox button on the controller, and then pressing “Y” to save. If you’re fortunate to have a Kinect hooked up to your system, then you can easily capture a screenshot by simply saying “Xbox, take a screenshot.”

Once a screenshot is captured they are immediately saved within the “Upload app,” where users can set their desired screenshot as a background, share with their friends on Twitter, or have it tucked away in OneDrive.

Along with the ability to capture screenshots, the company also rolled out a “Suggested Friends” feature that helps users find more players to game with. On top of that, a new setting that allows “gamers to share their real name with everyone rather than just their gaming tag” has been added as well, according to TechCrunch.

Check out the video below to get a better sense of all the new features Xbox rolled out today: 

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