Xbox Live will soon allow custom profile pics

Microsoft plans to allow Xbox One gamers to upload and set custom gamerpics in the near future, the company’s Major Nelson announced today via a new post on his official blog.

No longer will users be limited to an avatar or game-related snapshot. That’s among the changes and new features outlined in a blog post from Major Nelson. Users will be able to choose a custom gamer pic directly from the console, a Windows 10 PC, or a smartphone, so they have plenty of avenues for picking the image you want.

However, Microsoft is already warning that it’s gonna be awhile before this feature comes to all Xbox users. The company expects custom gamer pics “to be in preview longer than other features to ensure it’s great for everyone when released.” That sounds a lot like Microsoft is still figuring out how to moderate images to weed out inappropriate choices.

Improvements are also coming to Xbox Live clubs and LFG (looking for group) community features, and the long-awaited Arena tournament system is also scheduled to ship to Insider members within the next few weeks.

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