Xbox One Update: Here Are The First Screenshots Shared With Xbox One on Twitter; They Look Fantastic

on February 21, 2015 1:32 AM

A new Xbox One system software update has been made available by Microsoft to members of the preview program, and it includes the ability to share screenshots on Twitter. Do you want to know what’s the best thing? They look absolutely fantastic.

Funnily, the update notes state explicitly that you can’t, but indeed you can, as the tweets below from my own Xbox One clearly show.

Here are the full update notes:

DETAILS

  • OS version released: xb_rel_1503.150217-2200
  • Available: 6:00PM PT 2/20 (2AM GMT 2/22)

FIXES

  • The Friends app should no longer crash when viewing suggested friends.
  • Networking fixes to address periodic issues with consoles detecting Strict and Moderate NATs coming out of Instant-On.

KNOWN ISSUES

  • No sharing ability with screenshots. In this initial update, screenshot sharing functionality is not available. More sharing options will be introduced in subsequent March preview updates. (well, so much for this…)
  • Apps/Games will not launch coming out of Instant on. The engineering team is actively working on a resolution in a future update.

Below you can see a few test tweets with screenshots embedded, and a gallery with the full size version of the screenshots (extracted from the xbox.com website, via links in the tweets), that are shared in PNG format and fully uncompressed, guaranteeing the best quality possible.

Strangely, it takes a few minutes before a screenshots becomes ready for sharing once saved, either because the feature isn’t fully implemented yet, or for another reason I can’t fathom.

Of course you can also add a customized message, like I did below.

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Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.