Microsoft Plans to Add Xbox One Screenshot Feature in System Update

The ability to take screenshots is on the company's list of ideas for a future update.

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Video won't always be the only way of sharing your favorite Xbox One moments: Although we don't yet know when it will be coming, the ability to take screenshots of your games on Xbox One is on Microsoft's list of features to add in a future update.

This is according to Head of Xbox Phil Spencer, who was asked whether Microsoft has plans to allow players to take screenshots and share them on social networks like Twitter. "Yea, this is the list for the monthly updates, team is making great progress on the updates," Spencer replied on Twitter. "More features to come."

Indeed, Microsoft has been routinely rolling out system updates for the Xbox One. Among other things, the Xbox One added a new Party Chat mode and Twitch streaming in March, friend notifications in April, and a sound mixer this month. June's update will add support for external storage devices and allow players to use their real names on Xbox Live.

The ability to take screenshots would be a natural addition to the system--players can already record gameplay video on the fly that can then be shared with other Xbox One owners or uploaded to OneDrive. The PlayStation 4, meanwhile, already allows screenshots to be taken using the DualShock 4's Share button.

What features are you most hoping to see show up on Xbox One? Let us know in the comments below.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> What is M$ going to do about 18 to 12 GPU compute units? Oh yeah nothing.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> "It should have been there in the first place." is a FAIR argument because the X1 was missing features on day 1 that the 360 has had for years now.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> I never knew the 360 could do a screenshot... but then again I don't really care either :o)

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<< LINK REMOVED >> It may have had missing features but at least they are still giving it to us. Constant bitching from fanboys. There were a lot of missing features at the start but even then it was an amazing console in my opinion but now 6 months later they have added a lot of features and they have made the console so much better than before. They do very well giving us plenty of new things once every month, that's more than I can say about Sony where one update can brick your whole console.

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You harbor unnecessary anger. You'll do fine as a PC gamer.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> I've been a PC gamer since before you ever played a video game, my child. Twas pointing out that even though I don't have either console now and am not on any side, you fake gamer whiners are just as pathetic as always.

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RAGEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!

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Cool.

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Sweet kinect 2.0 selfies for Facebook.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Man, good luck trying to sell that $400 Kinect-less Xbox. The killer app is here.

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I want legacy support for 360 peripherals. i want to be able to use my Mad Catz Fightpad to play Killer Instinct, without needing a cronusmax.

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LOL at the Sony fanboy's saying Microsoft copies Sony to much.... alot of the PS features are rip offs of the original Xbox and 360 innovations Let's not forget where 'trophies' came from.




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Didn't microcrap copy Nintendo xbya ? Didn't microcrap copy sega dreamcast controller with the memory card ? Didnt microcrap copy sony dvd playback ? Isn't microcrap getting it's ass handed to them on a silver platter ?

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<< LINK REMOVED >> .....MS controller never had a memory card.

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@grenadehh @supersonyxbox-u Yes it did. The original Xbox controller was a carbon copy of the Dreamcast controller, from the overall design to the memory card slots.

And the controller memory card actually started with the N64, not the Dreamcast.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> I used to get the sense of achievement when doing something challenging way before the achievement icon popped up on screen, kids don't enjoy games these days, they compete, rush and show off to others, it almost takes the piss out of the art form of game creation, its a shame games are made these days to fulfill those fragile ambitions of gamers.

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I don't like piss in my games.

Look grandpa, just like everything else, gaming experiences change to suit the standard. What they are doing now must be working, gamer pop is still rising.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> And the HOME button which sucks on the PS3 compared to the XBox 360. Microsoft needs that time of HOME button on the XB1.

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. . .And Microsoft limps into 2014.

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Let's talk party chat.

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Let's talk Blu-Ray

And RRoD maybe later.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> Lets talk TLOD and Brickstation 4. Black Screen Of Death.

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Not to mention when Sony exposed all their customer's credit card numbers to hackers

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Not really. They're going to end 2014 with a BANG!!

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More like with a fail...720p 15fps lol 2014 is 1999 for microsoft.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> What the hell are you talking about? Do you even know what you're talking about?

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Oh look, Vivian with her boring P rant.

One trick pony, much?

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Look bot is not happy with 720p 15fps...poor bot.

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you cant even take a SS on those shovelware things ? O.o

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They focused on gaming first and adding the casual "Sharing" stuff later. You know like a real gaming company would.