Earlier this morning, Microsoft released a new update for the Xbox Beta app on Windows 10, bringing supports for Clubs and the Looking for Group feature. Following the release on Windows 10, Microsoft has also added support for these features to the Xbox Beta app on Android with the latest update. For those unfamiliar, the Clubs feature is basically Groups, where users can share things such as screenshot, activities, or game captures. Similarly, the Looking for Group features allows gamers to browse and send “want-ad” posts to the Xbox Live community, allowing them to connect with other gamers:
Clubs on Xbox Live:
Clubs on Xbox Live is a gamer-created and managed groups that help you meet people and create communities of gamers who love the same things you do. Club members can chat, set up parties, play games together, and share content with the club across your Xbox One, Windows 10 PC, and mobile phones through the Xbox app. There will be Clubs for everything. For example, there will be Clubs for gamers who love drifting cars in Forza, or Minecraft players who work together to make scale replicas of Star Wars spaceships, or you can create a Club filled with just your closest friends just to make it easier to game and stay connected on Xbox Live.
Looking for Group (LFG):
Looking for Group on Xbox Live allows gamers to browse and send “want-ad” like posts to the Xbox Live community, helping you to quickly connect with other gamers looking to accomplish the same goal. If you’re getting matched with random people, you may have the same skill set but other factors like amount of time to play, play style, even chat preferences may not be aligned – resulting in an activity taking longer, players dropping from the group, or general frustration between members. Xbox team wanted to reduce the time it takes to find the best group of people without having to leave Xbox Live. To make it easier, we’re building LFG for all games across Xbox One and Windows 10. Whether you’re playing an FPS on Xbox One or your favorite PC title – with LFG, you can quickly find other gamers to play with on Xbox Live.
Here’s a video showing off the Clubs and Looking For Group features:
Keep in mind that these two features aren’t available for all Xbox One users yet, as Microsoft is currently testing these features in the Xbox One Preview program. If you happen to be in the preview program, you can get the latest update for the Xbox Beta app on your Android smartphone here.