I've had a brief play with the new X-chromosome feature and I think that FTDNA have done a very nice of job integrating these new tools into the Family Finder test. This is a long promised and most welcome new feature.
My mum currently has 185 Family Finder matches but only 41 of these people (including me!) also match her on the X-chromosome. My dad has 235 matches but only three of these matches (again including me!) also match him on the X-chromosome. I I have 203 Family Finder matches. Strangely I have 59 X-chromosome matches, 15 more matches than my mum and dad's combined X-chromosome matches. When I previously compared my match list with my mum and dad's matches I found that around 18% of my matches did not appear on my parents' match lists. This situation arises because some segments are what are known as compound segments. For an explanation of this phenomenon see this FTDNA FAQ. Presumably a similar phenomenon has occurred with my X-chromosome matches.
The following screenshot shows the chromosome browser comparison for my father and his three X-chromosome matches (click on the image to enlarge it). You can clearly see the X-chromosome that I have inherited from my dad.
The matching X-chromosome segment data can be downloaded from the Chromosome Browser view into a spreadsheet. The X-chromosome is listed in the spreadsheet as chromosome 98. It turns out that my dad's other two X-chromosome matches both have very small matching segments sharing just 1.01 and 1.21 centiMorgans respectively. They are both predicted to be quite distant relations - a fourth to distant cousin and a fifth to distant cousin. Not surprisingly, as the segments are so small, neither of these two matches appear in my own match list. These are both likely to be very distant matches and it will probably not be possible to find a genealogical connection. However, you can see that it could potentially be very exciting if there were closer matches with much larger shared segments.
The following walkthrough of the new X-chromosome matching service has kindly been provided by Family Tree DNA. Dummy accounts have been used for the screenshots. Click on the images to enlarge them.
Here is the menu link to the Family Finder Matches menu.
On the Family Finder Matches page, there is a filter to show only X-matches.
When you use the X-match filter on a male Family Finder kit, you only get matches from the maternal X-chromosome.
Next, like other Family Finder matches you can expand the advanced bar for a match and click to add the match to the Compare in Chromosome Browser list.
Matches are added to the Compare in Chromosome Browser list. You could go right to the Chromosome Browser by clicking on the compare arrow at this point.
Next we can also go right to the Chromosome Browser.
The Chromosome Browser also lets you filter the match list by X-matches.
Here are three immediate relatives. The first two share X-chromosome DNA. The third (green) one does not.
When we scroll down to the X at the bottom, we see that X-matching is displayed for the first two but not the third.
Moving to the Advanced Matching page, X-chromosome matches have also been integrated.
X-match is an option that can be checked alongside other types of testing.