Microsoft Corporation (MSFT)’s Updating Xbox One With Voice Messaging

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Simply saying a quick message while playing a game will be faster than typing it with a controller or even the SmartGlass app. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) will finally, after receiving massive requests, introduce voice messaging in the Xbox One with its latest update. The company is underway testing preview of the feature, and is estimated to release it in April.

Microsoft finally listens to gamers

Microsoft Xbox 360 was launched in 2006, and since then it has been allowing the users to record and send voice messages as standard. However, Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) discontinued the voice message feature on the next console Xbox One, which was launched in 2013, disappointing many Xbox gamers. Now, both Xbox One and Xbox 360 will support the voice messaging feature, and the preview of the same can be accessed by the preview members.

“New this month is the No. 1 feature requested in the Friends and Parties area on the Xbox Feedback site > “Add audio message,” says an official blog post.

Now, the buyers of Microsoft Xbox One and Xbox 360 can easily send and receive messages from one device to another. Speech can be easily recorded and sent now using the consoles.

Other updates along

Microsoft has planned several features that are on their way, and it has also worked upon the tests for the achievement notifications and game hub pages.The interface of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)’s Xbox One will also get a number of adjustments with the new update. With the new update there will be no need of launching the relevant app for checking the notifications. Additionally, users would be able to see information from specific games at one place with the help of hub links.

The networking issues faced by gamers will no longer affect a group, and it will be lot easier to chat in groups, thanks to the dedicated servers for party chat. Yet another feature will be ‘What’s On page,’ which will show the highlights from the TV shows, game streams and other content.

As of now, there is no mention of probable date on which Microsoft has planned to make a general release, but since April is not very far off it can be expected soon.