Introducing Xbox One’s New Xbox Live Friends List App

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Xbox Live’s Major Nelson has posted an interesting little video demonstration showing how the new Friends App works on Xbox One. On Xbox One, the Friends App will automatically import your friends from Xbox 360 and allow you to have up to a maximum of 1,000 friends. Bringing the friends list closer together with true social media interaction, the app also introduces a new system of followers. Similar to Twitter, the follower system is one way. You can follow other gamers and other gamers can follow you, but you don’t have to fully commit to being a “friend” to someone you don’t even know. This is a pretty neat little feature. I’d be happy to have a bunch of random gamers follow my activity, but I’m pretty picky about who gets added to my actual friends list.

The Xbox One Friends App will also provide an Activity Feed for sharing achievements, uploaded videos, game activity and so on. The achievement system is changing a little bit as well. There will be the traditional achievements similar to how they are on Xbox 360, and then there will be special challenges which will only be available for a limited time. The link at the bottom of this post will take you over to Major Nelson’s blog where you will find even more information about some of the key new community features being worked on for Xbox One.

New Friends App and Multiplayer Features for Xbox Live on Xbox One [Major Nelson]

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