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Your Xbox is going to get a ‘do not disturb’ sign

You don’t have to go offline to be alone

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Your Xbox will eventually get a virtual “do not disturb” sign when a feature coming to the Xbox Insider program makes it to everyone’s systems. The option will allow you to play online while also showing friends and other people on Xbox Live that you’re not accepting messages nor interested in any other games.

“Sometimes all you want to do is avoid all distractions and focus entirely on your game,” the official post states. “We’ll be including a ‘Do not disturb’ online status, which will suppress notifications and let your friends know that you’re not available for another game or activity right now.”

This is a relatively minor, but very welcome, addition to the service, and is probably the most noteworthy addition on top of the mini game hubs and granular options being added to the inactivity shutdown menu. You’ll now be able to choose from one, two, three, four, five or six hours of inactivity for the system to power down.

It can take a bit for the features on the Insider program to make it to everyone, but these are some nice quality of life improvements.

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