Come November 13, you’ll no longer be able to share screenshots, gameplay clips, or other such content directly to Twitter (sorry, “X”) from PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5.
According to a notice recently published to the PlayStation support site: “As of November 13, 2023, integration with X (formerly known as Twitter) will no longer function on PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 consoles. 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 (or link an X account to do so).”
Twitter integration has been part of the PlayStation ecosystem since the PlayStation 4 launched in 2013 with its dedicated Share button. The idea was to make it as easy as possible for players to share clips and screenshots to social media—an idea that was wildly successful, turning social media into the go-to place for sharing funny clips, tips and tricks, gaming accomplishments, glitches, and the like. Social shareability is now the norm, from the proliferation of in-game photo modes to Xbox Series X|S and Nintendo Switch both adding dedicated capture/share buttons of their own.
You’ll still be able to use the PlayStation App to transfer PS5 captures to your phone, and post them to your social media site of choice from there. It’s not quite as easy and near-instantaneous as posting directly to Twitter from the console, but hey—X isn’t what Twitter once was (now there’s an understatement.)