Previously, Xbox removed the feature of content sharing on X/Twitter earlier this year, and now PlayStation is also preparing to remove this feature. While both console companies have not specified the reason for removing this feature, it is speculated to be related to the changes in X’s API, which seems to require a significant payment to access.
On the recent Tuesday, a user named X News Daily (@xDaily) criticized that X wants to be a major streaming platform, but the difficulty for console players to share clips has made this goal seem far-fetched. Elon Musk, on the other hand, responded briefly to this message, saying that he will look into it.
Prior to this, Xbox and PlayStation allowed players to directly share their gameplay to X through the sharing options on the consoles. However, currently, both platforms require additional steps to share game footage.
Xbox now allows users to upload images and videos to the cloud system, which can then be downloaded on a PC or mobile device. Users can then share them on the X app themselves. As for PlayStation 5, users can sync the console with the PlayStation App to receive images and videos on their phones, and then share them on the X app themselves.
The PS App and Xbox App have sections where users can record and share images and videos that are synced from their consoles.
TLDR: Xbox and PlayStation are removing the feature of content sharing on social media platforms. Speculations suggest that the removal may be due to changes in the API, possibly requiring a significant payment. Users have criticized the difficulty of sharing game clips, while Elon Musk has briefly responded that he will look into it. Both platforms now require additional steps to share gameplay footage, such as uploading to the cloud system and syncing with the respective apps.