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Custom Gamerpics and More Added in New Xbox One Update Out Now

by Jennifer Locke


Xbox’s Larry Hryb has detailed a substantial update rolling out for all Xbox One users that includes the ability to upload a custom Gamerpic, co-stream on Mixer, and more. This update is just one of many that Xbox continually rolls out in order to keep up with fan feedback and create a better experience for the entire Xbox community.

Along with custom Gamerpics, players will also be able to customize Club profile pictures and Club backgrounds. Players can upload an image from their Xbox, Windows 10 PC, or mobile devices so long as they adhere to the Xbox Live Code of Conduct. Essentially, keep it clean and don’t upload anything inappropriate or NSFW.

Also introduced in this update is Mixer co-streaming, allowing you and up to three friends to broadcast together on Xbox One with a few simple clicks. If you want to invite a player to co-stream with you, just select “Invite to co-stream” on their profile. To accept an invite, hold down the center Xbox button on your controller when you see the invite notification. If you are in the middle of playing a game but not already broadcasting, pull up the broadcasting tab in the Guide and select “co-stream” to start.

If you happen to share your Xbox One with multiple people who use different controllers, Microsoft has now made it easier than ever to sign in. Players can now link a specific controller to their Xbox Live profile, letting them sign in automatically. To enable this feature, you must be using whichever controller you want to link and be signed-in to the profile you want to link it with. Then you must go to Settings, choose “Sign-in, security & passkey” and select “This controller signs in.” Finally, you will need to choose “Link controller.”

Updates to the Xbox App on iOS and Android brought new features as well, like Looking For Group sharing, Game Pass browsing, and updated Language/Location Settings. The Xbox App on Android devices received an exclusive feature supporting Messaging Chat Bubbles.

Players can provide their feedback and input about this update here, or just discuss new ideas and request features you’d like to see added in the future.

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