Microsoft today beganrolling out the Xbox One March update, which includes one of the most-requested features: screenshot support. There are also other improvements worth noting, including for the friends functions, messaging and chat, as well as in sharing and privacy.
First and foremost, you can now take screenshots while playing a game. Just double-tap the Xbox button on your controller to capture a screenshot, and then press Y to save it. If you’re already in the process of hitting way too many buttons at once, you can also say “Xbox, take a screenshot” which will both capture and save one for you.
The screenshot feature required that the Upload app get its own update so you can now manage your screenshots in addition to your game clips. You can use the Upload app to set a screenshot as your background, post screenshots to your activity feed, attach them to messages, add screenshots to your showcase, share them to Twitter, and upload them to OneDrive.
The Xbox One will now has a suggested friends function so you can see a list of players you might know and want to game with, as well as “top community broadcasters and clip creators” to add content to your activity feed. Speaking of friends, you can now share your real name (Friends > My profile > Name sharing settings) with all your friends, or even to everyone in the Xbox Live community.
Previously, you could only share your real name with select friends (or no one). That said, Microsoft says gamertags are still the primary method of identifying yourself on Xbox Live — real names are still very much a secondary option.