Bring Back Snap (Instead of or In Addition to Overlays)
Removing the Snap feature when it was a major selling point of the console is a step backwards. Allow all apps (including One Guide) to work in PiP mode with the new overlay feature, but also allow us to resize the game so we can place the PiP window in the empty space, replicating snap. Covering up part of the game is NEVER a good solution.
Please Microsoft, that was the feature why I bought an Xbox one
I used snap a lot. I could look up walkthroughs on youTube and play along as I watched. Please bring this feature back, even if only for the OneX.
AK CuDDles commented
i used to watch tv and play xbox at the same time all the time when i was on. i always have homies come over and we be swapping a lot so its nice. miss it would love to see it back
No thanks. That would slow everything down. They removed it for a reason: it ate up resources. Want to multitask? Get a PC.
I want to watch twitch and play my game together
Yes! I used it all the time.
Please bring this back!
I really miss this feature. It was the main reason I bought an Xbox one.
ALMIGHTY JE5U5 commented
I miss the feature because I used it a lot for YouTube videos and gaming, twitch and so much more.
Really not happy about removal of snap. My tv tuner I bought is now pointless. I want to play games but have the option to watch football aswell. Is there anything coming to replace it? I feel conned.
Please reinstate the Snap feature. It was one of the best features about the original Xbox One and can be utilized even better with the Xbox One X. I must watch TV while I play games and do other things at the same time. Lets get it done! Thank you.
death by kebab commented
Please bring in a chat overlay for Twitch or under the broadcast option allow for us to select between Twitch / Mixer.
John Hastings commented
Pls bring it back!
I really miss snap, I have been using it until the spring update since the xbox one came out, it's making me not want to game on my xbox :(
We want the snap back
Compact Overlay from win10 PLEASE!!!!!! PLEASEEEEEEEEEEEE!
snap was the main reason why I bought xbox one.............
Being unable to use skype video chat while gaming is not helpful. I accepted the no snapped tv, but skype! Come on!
My goodness. So many people wondering why SNAP was removed & unhappy about it. Rightfuly so. I purchased My Xbox One in December 2017-a year ago-with the Snap feature a selling point. Little did I know MS/Xbox Team would be removing Snap in April!
You wanna know something funny? In, what; February, March; MS announces they bought out Beam.Pro and I started getting a sneaking suspicion. Why is that relevant? Because I started Twitch streaming in April. Snap was VITAL because I could follow chat WHILE I played whatever game I was streaming...
...within DAYS there was the April Update which permanently *removed* Snap and the impact/negative that had on my Twitch streams was immediate! I could not easily glance over to view chat - instead, it became a 4-step process to view chat (if chat even loads); Step 1: Pause the game 2: Tap HOME button which opens HOME guide panel 3: Scroll to TWITCH thumbnail 4: *click* Twitch thumbnail which opens the Twitch sidebar/panel <―there you view chat*, can STOP BROADCAST, or click SETTINGS to view or change settings. *The problem is; the vast majority of time chat does not load properly and sometimes crashes the app when chat *does* load!
It is more than mere coincidence that MS removed Snap within a short span of time - MS announcing the name change for *their* streaming service from Beam to Mixer as well as their plans to fully integrate (more like EMBED) Mixer into Xbox One. Wonder where those freed-up resources from removing Snap were spent? Look no further than ALL OVER the XB1! Mixer is *prominently* featured in the Home Guide;inc in SETTINGS, activity feeds, club feeds, community, etc., etc...
Quite frankly, I'm *** about Snap being removed with no PiP alternative on offer. MS is alienating whole segments of their own base to degrees I find dumbfounding! I'm becoming more & more embittered with MS as time goes on. I regret my XB1 purchase from a year ago. I hate to say that. I've been gaming on Xbox since the original XB launched! But I have several gripes with the XB1 beyond just Snap being removed.
P.S. Microsoft - you *do* still remember the vast majority of your Xbox consumer base is made up of console gamers, right? Not pc gamers, cause well...Xbox isn't a PC - it's a console! Or have you forgotten?
Jordan Carreras commented
For the love of god. I just bought an Xbox one x and the tv tuner thinking you could snap. I've been lied to :(. As a PC enthusiast trying my little heart out to back consoles, I've been pretty disappointed..