Sony Ends Twitter Integration for PlayStation Consoles

Sony has officially ended Twitter integration for Playstation consoles. Read more below

For years, sharing screenshots and gameplay clips directly from game consoles to social media has been a cherished feature for gamers. However, the ease of this process took a hit earlier this year when Microsoft removed this functionality from Xbox hardware. Now, it seems that Sony is following suit by ending Twitter/X integration for its PS4 and PS5 consoles.

The move from Microsoft to eliminate Twitter integration came after Elon Musk's takeover and rebranding of the popular social media platform. Twitter's recent implementation of costly API fees for third-party developers also played a role in Microsoft's decision.


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Sony is now notifying PlayStation users about a forthcoming change in PlayStation Communities. According to the message, starting on November 13, 2023, PlayStation owners will lose the ability to share content from their consoles directly to Twitter/X.

The notification states, "This includes the ability to view any content published on X on PS5/PS4, and the ability to post and view content, trophies, and other gameplay-related activities on X directly from PS5/PS4."

Like how Xbox users can still share content through the Xbox App, PlayStation players will retain the ability to share their gameplay and achievements through the PS App. However, the convenience of automatically tagging a screenshot with #PS5Share will soon be a thing of the past.

Gamers' responses to this change have been mixed, ranging from disappointment to confusion about why such functionality even existed. One user commented beneath the Wario64 post, saying, "They cooked this app, and now we can't post any clips or highlights, thanks Elon." Another comment expressed a similar sentiment, saying, "Another L from Elon."

As Sony follows in the footsteps of Microsoft in removing Twitter integration, it marks a significant shift in the way players share their gaming experiences on social media platforms. Whether this change will lead to new methods of sharing or a shift in user behavior remains to be seen as these updates roll out.