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PS5 Users Will Soon Be Able to Share Captured Videos and Screenshots via PlayStation App

What could possibly be more entertaining or fulfilling than firing up your favorite game on your PlayStation console? Well, if you are among the millions of gamers today, it could be showing off your high scores and conquests.

Social media and gaming community forums are spewed with gaming conquests from various gamers, all in a bid to one-up each other and claw their way up the leaderboards.

However, the process of taking these screenshots and video captures has been a little less straightforward for many gamers, but luckily, this is set to change soon. This, as reports coming in, indicates that Sony is testing PS5 captures that pop up on your phone.

PlayStation 5 users in Canada and Japan can already take part in this testing program, hopefully getting the opportunity to try out this feature ahead of their counterparts in other regions.

So how does this work? Well, info on this is still pretty limited, but here’s what we know so far. For users in eligible markets, once you have the feature enabled, new captures should start to show up in the PlayStation app.

“Video clips and screenshots of games are available in [the PlayStation app] for 14 days after you manually create them on your PS5 console.”


Sony adds that users will not need a PlayStation Plus membership to use the feature in this beta, a fact that could change in later days as the feature gets rolled out to more PS5 owners.

There are also a few limitations to this feature. For instance, videos can only have a resolution of up to 1920×1080 to appear in the app. Videos in a higher resolution will not be uploaded.

This feature can also be used as a backup because if you delete a screenshot or video from your console, you’ll still be able to access it on the PlayStation app.

This is an interesting development, and since the Xbox already has a similar feature, PlayStation 5 owners can only hope to have one that works just as well, if not better.

What are your thoughts on this new feature? We’d love to hear from you, so leave your thoughts in the comments section below.

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