New Xbox One Software Update Preview Gets Screenshot Sharing Via OneDrive; First Screenshots Inside

on February 23, 2015 11:37 PM

After allowing screenshot sharing via Twitter through the March system software update for preview members, Microsoft just released a new version including sharing via OneDrive.

Here are the full patch notes:

OS version released: xb_rel_1503.150220-2200
Available: 6:00PM PT 2/23 (2AM GMT 2/24) 


  • Sharing Screenshots to OneDrive. You can now share screenshots direct to OneDrive from the Share menu in the Upload app.
  • Enhanced Icons in the Party chat app. We’ve added new icons to the Party Chat app enhance the experience. Check back later for Quests that show you what’s new!      


  • Apps and games not launching upon waking a console from standby (Instant-on mode). A change is in this update that addresses an issue reported by users where apps and games would not launch when waking from standby (when in Instant-on mode).
  • Display Resolution Reset. A fix for an issue reported by a small amount of users where consoles reset to a low display resolution (640 x 480) waking from standby.

This update gives users another way to transfer their screenshots to their PC and to share them. Below you can see how the screenshots will look on your OneDrive page, and six examples of screenshots shared directly from my Xbox One and embedded here through the convenient embed feature.


The screenshots can also be downloaded in uncompressed PNG format, with the same quality used for sharing on Twitter.

 /  Executive News Editor
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.