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In-Game Bar for Windows 10 will add chats, Spotify and more

Microsoft not only announced a new update for Windows 10 May 2019 Update. Still in Redmond introduced the beta version of the updated Game Bar. This is the overlay that is already in the current versions of “dozens”, but in the future he will get more opportunities. To invoke it you have to press Win + G (work and games).

В Game Bar для Windows 10 добавят чаты, Spotify и многое другое

Spotify Integration

The first innovation Game Bar will add support for music streaming service Spotify. Using the widget you can manage music and podcasts in the service. However, for a start have to install the same application for Windows 10. From the stated functions play, pause, skip, selecting playlists, including recommended, as well as volume control and switch audio devices.

В Game Bar для Windows 10 добавят чаты, Spotify и многое другое

Of course, when you first start will need to log in with Spotify account.

Gallery and memes

Another novelty will be improved screenshot gallery and videos. Now you can take snapshots of the screen, overlay labels, turning them into memes, and then immediately publish to Twitter.

The same can be done for videos with the screen: save, edit, and publish. It is important that everything is done without leaving the game.

Social functions

New Xbox Social widget will allow you to see what your friends are playing user. It also supports text chat and voice. Most interesting is that the widget functions work not only between computers, but also on Xbox One and Xbox app for iOS and Android.

В Game Bar для Windows 10 добавят чаты, Spotify и многое другое

Thus, the merging of platforms is becoming even closer that fits into the company policy in respect of the games. Earlier, Microsoft has already begun to prepare the ground for running console games on Windows 10. And although until the release is far, work in this direction to go.

Customizable interface

All of the above and other features in the new Game Bar will be implemented with widgets. In fact, Redmond has revived the idea of gadgets with Windows 7. Good or bad — we’ll see after reality version.

Yet the developers did not specify when to expect the updates, but most of all, improved the Game Bar will appear not earlier than autumn. The development team promises a lot, although not precise details.