You can now video chat while playing games on Xbox One

Skype finally adds support for the system's Snap feature.

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Joining the other features introduced in the latest Xbox One system update, Microsoft announced today that Snap support has been added to Skype.

The system's Snap feature--which allows an app to be brought up on the right side of the screen while the remainder of the screen is used to continue playing games, watching movies, or whatever else--was of limited use with Skype before now. The only way to snap anything with Skype was by leaving Skype in the middle of the screen, something that was of very limited use.

Thanks to this new update, though, the Xbox One can now realize one of the features Microsoft used to promote it prior to launch: Namely, the ability to play a game or watch a movie with a Skype video chat window on the side of the screen.

This feature is of use even to those who don't video chat using Skype; snapping the app allows easy access to options while on an audio call, like inviting more users, turning your microphone off, and hanging up.

Is this a feature you've been forward to having access to? Let us know in the comments below.

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jerkmusic

So, the Skype feature is wonderful to me. Doubtful that I will use the video aspect that much; however I will enjoy being to talk to my friends who are playing on their PC's while I am playing on my Xbox One instead of my PC.

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yungray23

Nice just like the 360, it will only get better.

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KimCheeWarriorX

oh look...more crybabies.

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fillup0

You'd think they could do this considering that the OS takes up a whopping 3 gig of ram. What were MS thinking?

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Xen0F0rm

<< LINK REMOVED >> Yeah, at this point code should be writing itself instantaneously!

/s

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neowarrior793

so this is the article all the xbots are living in

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LOSTMYACCOUNT

Sweet :)

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blackace

Can't wait to try this and see how well it works.

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hotwog21

you waited 7 months for something that hasnt changed the face of gaming, i thought thats what updates were for.


keep waiting for the potential, the hope, the future, distracts everyone from criticizing the horrible console that it is. And if they can keep hiding behind updates because, its a promise that they are working on it.


unfinished, trickle fed old tech, nothing new in "updates"


but, the next update! will change everything! NOT! just old stuff we can on a 360 or a pc.

wow!!!!!!

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Xen0F0rm

<< LINK REMOVED >> Say it with me "All-in-one Media Device". It's not just a gaming console. It can do everything the PS4 can do plus more. If you don't want the "plus more" go and buy a PS4 and quit your bitching.

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mattress805

Xbox 720p. Lol

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jT415Gz

<< LINK REMOVED >> get a new mattress because the material is getting really old, fast.

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blackace

<< LINK REMOVED >> Oohh..ohh.. Someone's mad. lol @ old tech. You haven't seen anything yet.

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Nfiniteguardian

Why do people lean on this 720p idea when games like wolfenstein are in 1080p and 60 fps, do we just ignore this and concentrate on developers who haven't been able to hit this YET. And as for Skype while playing... Why not?

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Remoticons

IF your on a long distance relationship and want to game while you talk ... AWESOME!!! if not... Why... just because you can?

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blackace

<< LINK REMOVED >> Great for co-op games if you both are playing together.

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_WilliamWallace

Some ppl just like to skype instead Of texting or calling

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blackace

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >>More dumb comments.

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Vivvianni

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Wow thats quick...

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_WilliamWallace

Can't believe you're a grown-up and your defensive technique is still "I know you are, but what am i?" Lmao

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Vivvianni

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Use facebook, people over there likes your true life story...

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_WilliamWallace

Still working for that self esteem boost? bully at school got you down?

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VakarianGirl

Why would I want that?

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Dissentioncc

The next feature will implement chat roulette. Enjoy all the penises, Xbots. Cam2cam4lyfe.

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blackace

<< LINK REMOVED >> Jelly...

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Vivvianni

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LOL.

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daikkenaurora12

the lag this will cause will be hilarious. But a good option known the less.

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Vivvianni

720p bot box.

Haha nice name.

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blackace

<< LINK REMOVED >> This must be a retarded child. Dumb comments.

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_WilliamWallace

Damn you're boring.

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Vivvianni

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Yes 720p TV is boring.

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gunnmetal

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >>vivvianni, you probably are a male furry, or a really nerdy virgin anime super fan that does cosplay but always end up being fat cat woman

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_WilliamWallace

Even tho I'm not, you would of had to be on 5 different articles to know that,,,,hypocrisy much?

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Vivvianni

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Lol you are commenting on 5 different articles haha is this your job?

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_WilliamWallace

Wait a second, judging by that comment, you're not school aged? Lmao and this is how you act? (referring to all of your other comments) lol dang, that's just sad.

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Vivvianni

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LOL that is what you being doing for 5 hours...Do you have a school to go to? Go take your mother to the park.

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_WilliamWallace

See there's a difference between replying, 1 minute later, getting a response, then replying back, versus writing a OP, 20 minutes later some one replies, then replying immediately. It shows you been sitting here just waiting and stalking that comment just to say another childish comment (see previous attempt at insulting for example) for 20 minutes

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Vivvianni

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Lol thx for quick reply and read what you type...don't come here to talk about your life lol there's facebook for that...

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_WilliamWallace

Damn, that was a quick response on a 20 minute old post, just another clue of how pitiful your life is lol