Xbox May Update: Create, share and view stories in the Xbox app and more


  • Create, share, and view activity feed content with stories on the Xbox app for iOS and Android.
  • Add priority tags for your console gaming experiences with Quality of Service (QoS) tagging.

The Xbox team is excited to continue to bring new ways to make Xbox better, with you at the center, as we refine the experience and deliver entirely new features based on your feedback. This month’s update will bring you the activity feed on the Xbox app for iOS and Android in the form of stories. You’ll be able to create, share, and view stories with your friends in the Xbox app and add priority tags to your console gaming experiences with Quality of Service (QoS) tagging.

Create, share and view stories with the Xbox app for Android and iOS

Now in Australia with more Xbox-supported regions coming soon, your activity feed is getting a makeover for the Xbox app. Stories allow you to show off your skills and keep up with your friends. You can share your favorite gaming moments, including game clips, screenshots, and achievements, with your friends and the Xbox community. You can also reply to your friends’ stories with a quick message or reaction.

The stories channel is located right on the home screen of the Xbox app. To create a story, click the + button on your gamertag located within the story feed, and then select the game clip, screenshot, or achievement you’d like to post from the gallery. Once selected, you will go to a story preview page where you can choose to add a title to your post and then click the post button located on the bottom right. The stories feed shows content from the last 72 hours, and everything you share is also posted to your profile’s activity feed.

Xbox app user stories

Add priority tags to your gaming experiences with Quality of Service (QoS) tagging

Quality of Service (QoS) tagging is a new service for Xbox consoles and sets priority tags on latency-sensitive outgoing network traffic, such as party chat, console streaming, and multiplayer (in supported games). This helps protect your gaming experience from connection issues during times of congestion on supported networks.

In the Settings app, under General, Network Settings, Advanced Settings, you’ll see a new button for QoS Tagging Settings. Under QoS Tagging Settings, there are two options: DSCP Tagging Enabled and WMM Tagging Enabled. Learn more about configuration options and advanced network settings for your Xbox.

QoS tagging configuration

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We love hearing from the community if you have a suggestion for a new feature you’d like to see added to an Xbox experience, or if you’d like to give feedback on existing features that could be improved. From improvements to game capture and sharing, to helping games load faster, and more, we’re always listening and looking for ways to improve Xbox experiences for gamers around the world. If you want to help create the future of Xbox and get access to features like Xbox Cloud Gaming (Beta), download the Xbox Insider Center on your Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, or Windows PC today. Let us know what you think, we’re always listening!