RIP Xbox One Snap Mode

Snap Mode, that gimmick on the Xbox One that let you “snap” something else onto the side of your screen while you were watching a movie or playing a game, is no more. Microsoft is ditching the feature to make the console’s dash run faster.

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The Xbox One’s dash has always been a tad sluggish in parts, so few people are going to miss it if they’re getting faster response times elsewhere.

Snap will be removed as part of an Xbox One update that will be rolling out in a few months’ time, and which is also bringing stuff like an interesting new “copilot” mode.

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