Some PS5 owners are now able to share their game captures through the PlayStation App, instead of having to do it through the console. You can share your clips and screenshots via your chosen social media apps or directly with your PlayStation 5 friends via Game Base – useful if you want to remind your friend about the beating you gave him FIFA 22.
The feature was initially discovered last month but has now been made official by Sony, who have released a nifty new video showing how easy it is to share your best gaming moments with the world at large.
There are some caveats to be aware of, however. Any auto-uploaded screenshots will only be available on your PlayStation App for 14 days, and video clips are limited to three minutes or less. Trophy moments will not load either, so keep that in mind. You also need to enable it on your PS5 first.
How to enable automatic upload on PS5
You need to enable the feature on your PS5 and PlayStation App before you can use it. It’s not available in all countries yet (it hasn’t appeared in the UK yet), but Sony is expanding the feature to more territories in March, so you shouldn’t wait much longer if the option isn’t showing up for you now.
Go to the Media Gallery on your PS5 – you can find the Activity Card in the PS5 Control Center or scroll down to the Game Library icon and click on the Media Gallery. You should then receive a prompt that explains how the new feature works and if you want to enable it.
Analysis: share, create, play
Fans have been asking for this PS5 update for ages, as being able to access and share videos and screenshots from your phone makes it easy to transfer content between devices and means you don’t have to be close to the console. The new update also brings the PlayStation App in line with Microsoft Xbox App, which works the same way.
There is a big difference between the two, however. Microsoft’s Xbox app allows you to keep your screenshots and videos for an indefinite period, without an arbitrary expiration date. Fortunately, this is something Sony might change in the future, as it might be nice to go back and revisit some of your most treasured gaming memories, even if they are several months old.
The PS5 will soon receive another main system software update which brings numerous quality of life improvements to the console. PS5 UI, Trophies, Share Play and Party Chat are being updated and users will soon be able to enjoy PS5 voice commands to browse your system and launch games and applications. O The PS5 Pulse 3D headset also received a stealth update.
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