With the Xbox One Creators Update, Microsoft’s console has lost another one of its original features. This time, it’s Snap view, which let users run two apps side by side.
Microsoft says it killed Snap to improve the Xbox One’s performance and free up resources for future features. Most users should appreciate that trade-off, as the Creators Update makes the console feel much faster. But Snap’s removal could also cause some anguish for a subset of Xbox One users—especially those who bought into Microsoft’s original vision for the console.