Not everyone is interested in sharing screenshots with all of their friends on Xbox. Because of this, the “Share” button on the Xbox Series S/X controller may go unused for some. Which makes it a wasted potential since you couldn’t assign it to anything else.
Thankfully, Microsoft is working to change this by allowing users to be able to remap that button to something else. A feature that is already available for some users (Xbox Insider members of either of the Alpha release/update rings). For everyone else, it will likely become available a little later in the year as the update makes its way through the preview channels and into the wild.
The ability to remap the button means you can reassign the button to something else you find yourself using often. Such as sending a message, searching, opening the guide, certain volume controls, and a number of other options.
You can see this in the image above. The user is able to configure the controller by choosing from a list of options. A list that not only has plenty of options to choose from, but you can also configured for single press, double-press, and long-press. Giving you up to three use-scenarios for the button to work however you like.
Whenever the update is available, it will require updating the firmware of the controller before you’ll find the customizable options. Once updated, you can head over to Xbox Accessories app to make your changes (either via Xbox or PC depending on your use of the controller)
Console gaming continues to bridge the gap a little between PC gaming and consoles with all of the accessories the latest consoles support, along with some of these new features that have been rolling out. I’m sure many PC gamers will jump to disagree with me since you don’t have the modular control like you do a PC, but that gap is still smaller nonetheless.