If you’re a big Facebook or MySpace fan, you know the power (and fun) of scrolling through your friends’ buddy lists to see the types of people who call your friends “friend.” On December 4, the Xbox 360 will get a similar tool, as the Xbox 360 Fall Dashboard Update will include a tool whereby members can check out the friends lists of fellow Xbox Live members right from the Dashboard.
With this new feature, members can find old friends or connect with new ones within the Xbox Live community. Once members locate someone (or are located), they can send messages and game invites, as well as compare games and Achievements. All of this will be automatic, too, unless gamers take the steps outlined below.
When the Fall Dashboard update is distributed on Dec. 4, the new default setting on Xbox Live will be active so members can see the Friends lists of other Xbox Live members. To keep your friends list private, you must take the following steps to change their settings (which you can do beginning today):
- Log in to Xbox.com/fof
- Select one of the three options available for your Gamertag:
- Everyone (only available to members 18 and older)
Friends only (available to members 13 and older)
Blocked (available to all members, and automatic for anyone under the age of 13)