September 21, 2023

In case you’re utilizing your OneDrive storage to avoid wasting your Xbox screenshots and clips, Microsoft is about to make your life a lot simpler. This week, the corporate has began testing a brand new choice to routinely add your Xbox sport captures to OneDrive with Xbox Insiders on the Alpha and Alpha Skip Forward rings.

As of as we speak, Xbox customers can select to routinely add their sport captures to the Xbox community, however storage is restricted there, and you’ll’t simply obtain these clips from a PC. As a substitute, Xbox can customers manually add their sport captures to OneDrive, however that is cumbersome and in my very own expertise, not at all times dependable.

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The opposite various is to avoid wasting all of your sport clips on an exterior drive, which is what I’ve been doing for years. Nonetheless, I’d very a lot choose to have all my sport captures routinely uploaded to OneDrive, a service I’m already utilizing to again up private images and movies.

Based on The Verge’s Tom Warren who went hands-on with the characteristic, it’s at the moment not potential to add 4K clips to OneDrive, however Microsoft is working to assist that. When the characteristic is enabled, all new sport clips are uploaded to the movies folder in OneDrive, whereas screenshots are uploaded to the photographs folder. Within the Captures app, Microsoft additionally created a wizard to assist customers again up their current Xbox Community clips to OneDrive or an exterior drive.

It’s seemingly going to take a number of months for this new characteristic to roll out to all Xbox customers, however this needs to be a really welcome addition for players who use OneDrive rather a lot. Contemplating that you just get 1 TB of storage with a Microsoft 365 subscription, this could actually be a no brainer.