I Just Took A Screenshot Directly From My Xbox One

I Just Took A Screenshot Directly From My Xbox One

Members of Microsoft's Xbox Dashboard Preview program are now enjoying the ability to tap a button twice or say "Xbox take a screenshot" and create a still image suitable for making your dashboard wallpaper — and not much else at the moment.

The ability to actually share any of the screenshots taken via the Xbox One dashboard is currently still in the works, planned for release in subsequent March preview updates, but that's not important right now. What's important is that shouting "Xbox take a screenshot" at the poor console now does something.

Double-tapping the Xbox gem in the center of the controller and then pressing the "Y" button will also save a screenshot. Once saved, screenshots can be viewed in the Upload app. Again there's no sharing, but Geometry Wars 3 makes for a snazzy dashboard background.

I Just Took A Screenshot Directly From My Xbox One

Along with the screenshot function, today's preview dashboard update also give users control over tile transparency, allows for the sharing of real names with all friends and all of Xbox Live (on top of select friends) and adds a "suggested friend" panel to the friends section, allowing your game console to suggest relationships that could last many lifetimes.

I Just Took A Screenshot Directly From My Xbox One

If you're a member of the Xbox Preview Dashboard program, go update your console and start snapping images. If you're not, look for all this and more coming to the Xbox One dashboard next month.


    Wow taking a screenshot! This modern technology thing sure is amazing.

      The future is now! Now if only the past was now so I could play an MP3 while playing Destiny. =P

        Wouldn't it be cool is you could hook up a second screen and have that playing any media you wanted whilst you played a game?

        "Xbox Snap Media Player" or "Xbox Snap Music"

    I can share mine now.
    Either message,share to my feed, send via message or send to Twitter. Just open it in upload and press the menu button then press share

    Ah, I saw the images were 1920x1080 and wondered - how could this have been taken on a console?

    Something something PCMASTERRACE

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