Group messaging for Xbox One Preview and Windows 10 Xbox Beta app released. You can now message groups of friends from the app. With new Group messaging feature you can start a new thread with multiple people in the same conversation or share activity feed content to existing conversations. If you are on Windows 10 PC, download the latest version of the Xbox beta app 22.21.28005.0.
New Group Messaging features
- Message friends about anything and everything!
- Share activities, achievements, game clips, and screenshots with others.
- Create new group conversations (just select more than one person when creating a new message).
- Create group conversations from 1 on 1 conversations (just select “Add more people”).
- Change the topic of your conversation in the conversation list.
- Add people to a conversation.
- Leave a conversation.
- Delete a conversation.
- Mute or unmute a conversation to stop or start receiving notifications.
- Select “View people” to view everyone participating in a conversation.
- If possible, redeem codes or launch websites from Xbox Live service messages.
Group Messaging Known Issues
- People who don’t have access to Group Messaging (non-Preview users) will see your messages later.
- You may see a jump in your unread message count. To resolve this, navigate to those conversations to mark them as read (they’ll be near the end of your conversations list).
- When receiving voice messages and shared feed content messages from another user, you may not receive a notification.
- Xbox One users may need to perform a hard reset (hold down the power button for five seconds until the console fully powers down, then power back on) for Group Messaging to be visible. After 24 hours this will no longer be necessary.
- The Xbox dev team are showing no signs of slowing down on injecting new features into the platform, heaping additional value onto the service used by almost 50 million gamers.