Xbox One Friend Alerts Coming After March


One of the smallest yet most annoying issues with the Xbox One is the inability to know when a friend logs on to Xbox Live. It’s a feature that was available on the Xbox 360, but, for some reason, wasn’t included with Microsoft’s latest console. Fans will be happy to know that an update to bring that feature back is coming. However, it isn’t coming for a while.

Microsoft’s chief product officer March Whitten stated that while Twitch Toasts, as they’re called, will be available in the upcoming March system update, friend ones won’t be available until after that. In terms of a timetable as to when that might be, Whitten simply replied with “the next update after March.”

So be happy that more updates to the Xbox One’s social features are coming. Just don’t expect to see most of the ones you want anytime soon.

Mike’s Musings: I’m still utterly dumbfounded as to how certain social features that are found on the Xbox 360 didn’t make their way to the Xbox One. Did Microsoft think that no one would want to know when friends sign online? It just doesn’t make sense. Hopefully the company can get the Xbox One up to par sooner rather than later. 


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