Microsoft has announced a couple of updates to its Xbox service for the month of May. The highlight of this month's release is undoubtedly the launch of stories in the Xbox app for Android and iOS. People who spend time on social media platforms like Instagram, Facebook, and WhatsApp likely already know what stories are, but for those unaware, it's basically content that you can share in your circle for a temporary period before it is automatically deleted.
As such, stories in the Xbox app will work very similar to how they do on social media. You can click on the "+" icon on the gamertag in your stories channel and then select the clip, screenshot, or achievement in your gallery that you want to share with your friends. You can also choose captions and preview your story before you post it. Once you do, it will be posted in your stories channel as well as your activity feed and will be visible to your friends for 72 hours.
The other capability in tow this month is Quality of Service (QoS) priority tagging for outbound content that is latency-sensitive. This basically includes party chat, multiplayer, and content streaming. The feature is designed to optimize your experience during periods of network congestion. Here is how you can enable it on your Xbox console:
In the Settings app under General, Network settings, Advanced settings you’ll see a new button for QoS Tagging Settings. Under QoS Tagging Settings, there are two options: DSCP Tagging Enabled and WMM Tagging Enabled. Learn more about settings options and advanced network settings for your Xbox.
Stories in the Xbox app for Android and iOS is now available in Australia and will be coming to more regions soon. Meanwhile, QoS priority tagging is now generally available.