Microsoft’s Game Hub adds new in-app capture review and share features
The team working on the Xbox Game Hub experience on Windows 10 has been on fire as of late not only turning most Windows 10 PC’s into moderately capable game recording devices but also turning Windows 10 into a more native streaming experience for creatives.
Adding to its list of functionality, Xbox Game Hub just picked a more streamlined way to review screen captures. Xbox ambassador Larry Hyrb just sent out a Tweet informing users that the Xbox Game Hub just added a new Gallery experience that allows users to see and review images in-app rather than using the previously convoluted method.
A new Gallery experience in Game bar on #Windows10 begins rolling out today. Without ever leaving your game, view screenshots and videos taken through Game bar and even share your favorite screenshots directly to Twitter to create your ultimate highlight reel pic.twitter.com/MWe4o6GvF0
— Larry Hryb (@majornelson) December 7, 2018
Prior to today’s update, users would need to exit the Xbox Game Hub and open an image in their preferred image viewing app separately. As of today, users can simply click on the Show All Captures text below the capture icons to pull up a pop out menu that allows them to scroll, select and or play previously captured content.
In addition to a faster way to review captures, the new Gallery experience also incorporates a Share to Twitter button for quicker social media exposure.
While the Xbox Game Hub is geared toward an improving gaming experience on Windows 10, it also serves as a native content capturing option for Windows 10 users. For those prefer to create and share content via their laptops, the Xbox Game Hub is shaping up to be a solid alternative to the more expensive 3rd party screen, audio and video capturing software on the market.Further reading: Gallery Experience, Larry Hryb, Microsoft, Windows 10, Xbox Game Hub