Microsoft has released a new voice reporting feature to help combat toxicity during in-game chats while playing games online. The feature is currently available to Xbox Insider testers and is expected to roll out publically in the months ahead. In short, users can record a 60-second video clip which contains the toxic voice chat and submit it to the Xbox Safety Team.
The feature allows users to save as many 60-second clips as they would like. They then have 24 hours to report the clip to the Xbox Safety Team. After 24 hours, the clip will automatically get deleted from their console.
Microsoft says the feature won’t disrupt your game time either. It is easy to quickly save a clip and you can submit the video to the Xbox Safety Team when you get a free second. This means you don’t need to stop playing your game or online match to submit the report. You can do so later on. As long as it is within 24 hours of saving the clip.
Players have full control – you choose what to capture and report. Our feature is designed so that only you, the player, can initiate the capture of the last 60-seconds of gameplay activity that occurred for content moderation purposes. While this feature works similarly to how you’d capture a game video, any captured clips using the voice moderation feature are only for content moderation purposes – they will not appear in your recent captures and clips cannot be downloaded, modified, or shared. Only you have access to the clip until you submit it with your report – Xbox is not saving or uploading any voice clips without you, the player, choosing to start the reporting process.
The feature is an extension of the already-implemented text, image and video reporting system. Microsoft says users in English-speaking territories can now use it as part of the Xbox Insider program. It will then roll out in the weeks ahead to all Xbox users in English-speaking territories. These include the United States, Canada, the UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.
Keep in mind that the feature only covers in-game chat and does not support Xbox Party Chat.
Source: Xbox Wire