New policy for storing game captures, plus a new easy way to back them up
Microsoft has announced a new policy regarding the retention of game captures on the Xbox network. Starting today, game captures stored on the Xbox network will be automatically deleted after 90 days. This change aims to optimize the storage capacity and ensure that users’ captures remain up-to-date and relevant.
To address the concern of users who wish to keep their game captures indefinitely, Microsoft has provided a solution. In their recent blog post, the company highlights the steps users can take to back up their clips and screenshots. By following the instructions outlined in the ‘Back up your clips article,’ users can safely preserve their favorite captures.
In addition to the new retention policy, Microsoft has introduced a simplified experience for backing up game captures. Users can now easily back up all their captures to either OneDrive or an external storage device of their choice. This enhancement aims to provide users with flexibility and convenience when managing their captured gaming moments.
To facilitate the backup process, Microsoft has integrated new features on their Xbox console. Users can now move, manage, and bulk upload their captures by following these steps: press the Xbox button, go to My games & apps, select Captures, and click on the “Tell me more” button to get started. Furthermore, users can configure their console to automatically back up future captures to OneDrive, ensuring that no important moments are missed.
Create and Share with Microsoft Clipchamp
Microsoft has also introduced a built-in video editor called Microsoft Clipchamp. This powerful video editor allows users to enhance and personalize their game captures saved to OneDrive. With Clipchamp, users can trim, crop, add text, transitions, and other effects to create captivating videos of their epic gaming moments.
Once users have edited their videos, they can easily share them with friends, family, and followers. This integration of video editing capabilities within the Xbox ecosystem provides an all-in-one solution for gamers to capture, edit, and share their gaming experiences.
Discover In-Game Events and New Content
Microsoft has also focused on enhancing the gaming experience by making it easier for players to discover in-game events and new content. The new Events channel, located at the top of the Home screen, allows users to quickly access information about live and upcoming events for their favorite games. This feature ensures that players stay connected and engaged with the latest offerings from their favorite gaming titles.
Streamline App Downloads
Setting up a new Xbox console has become more convenient with the addition of popular app downloads during the setup process. When users set up a new console, either through the Xbox mobile app or directly on the console, they now have the option to download popular apps such as Apple Music, AppleTV, Crunchyroll, Disney+, Hulu, Movies & TV, Peacock, Spotify, and Tubi. This feature saves time and ensures that users have their favorite apps ready to go from the moment they start exploring their new console.
A One-Stop-Shop for Fall Sports Fans
Sports fans using Xbox consoles in the United States are in for a treat this fall. Microsoft has introduced a one-stop-shop for sports enthusiasts, allowing them to discover and enjoy their favorite sports games alongside watching their teams on Xbox streaming apps. This seamless integration provides an immersive experience for fans who can navigate from the Store to the Apps Home and find their preferred sports content effortlessly.
Helping to Shape the Future of Xbox
Microsoft remains committed to improving the Xbox experience and welcomes feedback and suggestions from the community. From game capture and share improvements to faster loading times and enhanced community interactions, Microsoft values the input of its users. To further engage with the community and provide early access to new features, Microsoft encourages users to download the Xbox Insider Hub on their Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, or Windows PC. By joining the Xbox Insider Program, users can actively contribute to the evolution of the Xbox platform and help create the future of gaming.
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