‘Xbox One’ May Update: Voice Messages, Party Chat Improvements and new turn on/off options

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‘Xbox One’ is improving its services slowly but surely, ‘Xbox One’ recent updates promising a much better experience for the players with its new feature which allows users to send voice messages to their peers and a much improved version of party-chat. That’s not all, ever wanted to turn on your ‘Xbox One’ before you’ve even reached the living room? Yes now it’s possible so, it’s time to upgrade your console.

Xbox One’s party-chat function was in testing since late march, Microsoft promised earlier users will have much better experience in near future, and that promise is taking its place slowly, dedicated servers will now be used for party chats, which will alleviate problems some ‘Xbox Live’ users faced because of NAT issues. Over the coming weeks, we will start to expand the availability of the party chat relay services beyond preview members to a broader audience as we continue to fine tune the feature and scale out the servers needed to support party chat relay services.”


Further update and improvements include the ability to turn off a console via the ‘Xbox One SmartGlass’ app as well as the addition of a choice screen featuring energy-saving options upon initial setup of an ‘Xbox One’ console. We are also altering the initial setup experience on Xbox One worldwide to enable you to select your preferred power mode. Instant-on enables you to use the “Xbox on” voice command and receive background updates to console, game and app updates.”


Starting today, users can now send and receive voice messages from the ‘Xbox One’ messages app. Users can also quickly and easily record audio to send to your friends or others through your snapped messages app, accessed through a simple quick double tap of the ‘Xbox’ button. Additionally, voice messages can be exchanged between ‘Xbox 360’ and ‘Xbox One’ consoles.

It’s not a gigantic update, but still some features are pretty intriguing, hoping for ‘Xbox One’ to improve even more in terms of communication and user experience.






Zaid is a technology enthusiast who is interested in covering the latest tits and bits happening around.

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