New Xbox One Preview Alpha build adds new groups and family settings

Laurent Giret

Microsoft released a new Xbox Insider 1805 preview build yesterday with a couple of new features for select Xbox Insiders on the Alpha Ring. The first one is the ability to group your Games and Apps into multiple collections, with a dedicated section in the My Games and App tabs. Insiders who have this feature can assign custom names to each Group and add them to Home, and Groups will also sync across multiple Xbox One consoles.

Also new with this build are a new Family Settings page that makes it easier for parents to see which family and content settings are set up and configured. Additionally, this build also introduces new privacy options, including a new setting for sending crash dump data for games and apps to Microsoft.

Microsoft has recently started to roll out 1805 builds to Preview Beta Insiders as well, so if you’re on this Ring you should receive these new features pretty soon. The company will likely speed up the release of new 1805 builds over the coming weeks, and you can keep track of all the different versions on the new Insider section of Xbox Wire.