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Twitter sharing on PlayStation ends next week

Sony is getting rid of the feature
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Update (November 8, 2023): Elon Musk has responded to Sony following Microsoft in disabling the integration of X, writing "I will look into this."

Original (November 7, 2023): Sony announced that it’s ending the integration of the social media site formerly known as Twitter on its PS4 and PS5 consoles. Players won’t be able to directly share screenshots and clips from their games on the site any more starting on November 13, 2023.

“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),” the company’s official support message stated.

PlayStation 5 in white and black on white background.

No more X on the PS5 and PS4: Sony is cutting the social media site's integration.

Microsoft enacted a similar policy change earlier this year for PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S, so this is not an isolated decision by Sony.

While the PlayStation manufacturer didn’t provide any public reasoning for the move, it may well be connected to the sweeping pricing changes for the social media site’s API announced earlier in 2023.

Founded in 2006 as Twitter, the social network was acquired by Elon Musk in October 2022 and renamed to X in 2023, retiring the site’s iconic branding. The company lost about half of its estimated value since being acquired by the billionaire, largely due to controversial decisions coming from Musk personally.

PlayStation users wanting to share in-game clips and screenshots with their friends can still do so by using the ShareFactory App on the PS4 or the PlayStation App on their phone for the PS5.