Play Games’ turn-based multiplayer capabilities had been solely shut down just a few days in the past, however Google is including a set of new social options to the app as a substitute. As we already suspected attributable to some strings present in Play Games’ supply code, a server-side replace has introduced a new social part with a buddies list to the app, making it simpler to compare your achievements and which video games you play.

Left: Old Profile tab. Middle: New Social part with buddies list. Right: Friend profile.

When you first open the app after you’ve bought the replace, you’ll see the Profile tab has been changed with Social. When you faucet it, you’ll be taken to an onboarding expertise that asks you to your most popular privateness settings. You can select from three choices to outline who can see your recreation exercise in your profile: Only you, buddies, or everybody. In the following step, it is potential to present video games entry to your friend list so you can simply play them with your friends.

The onboarding course of when you first open the Social tab.

Once every thing’s arrange, you can invite buddies through a hyperlink or choose one of many strategies proven contained in the Friends tab. When you faucet one in every of your contacts within the list, you’ll see a comparability between your ranges and which video games they’ve performed final. Games you each have are proven in an additional part. All entries come with obtain or play hyperlinks, relying on whether or not or not you’ve bought them in your cellphone.

The new social options have already rolled out extensively as a server-side replace. If you have not acquired them but, you’ll have to attend for a bit, or you may want a more recent launch of the app, which you can get on the Play Store or over at APK Mirror.

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