Accessing and sharing in-game action shots, images, and clips from the Sony PlayStation 5 is now possible. Sony is gradually allowing PS5 players access screenshots and clips from the PS App on their iOS and Android devices.
Sony debuted the feature in select regions such as Japan and Canada back in October. The company had been testing the feature, presumably to tweak the functions and permissions needed to access multimedia content from the PS App.
To start using the feature, PS5 owners will have to switch it on manually. The feature is available on the Captures tab of the Settings menu. Gamers will have to enable the “Auto-Upload” setting. To begin the sharing functionality on an iOS or Android device, head over to the PS App and enable the Capture option which is available under the Library tab. Besides the clips, the gaming console will also upload all screenshots taken with the Create button or Create Menu shortcuts. All the uploaded content will be available through the PS App.
We’re gradually rolling out the ability to share your PS5 game captures through PS App in more regions! Americas are first up, with more countries next month. Details: https://t.co/yskER3hn8t pic.twitter.com/8sfrm6PZZj— PlayStation (@PlayStation) February 23, 2022
Since the content is accessible through PS App, users can easily share the same on social media platforms. The PS5 has extremely limited sharing options. Gamers can only transfer captured content to a computer using a USB drive. This feature overcomes the limitation but comes with its own set of restrictions.
Sony is currently not allowing any clips recorded in high resolution. In other words, the PS5 will not upload any clips recorded in 4K. Moreover, clips should not be longer than 3 minutes. There's no such restriction on screenshots.
Sony’s servers will purge all content that’s older than 14 days. It appears the expiry depends on the timestamp of creation. As Auto-Upload is enabled, the PS5 could be uploading the clips to Sony’s servers on the same day. Although the servers will retain the clips and screenshots for 14 days, locally stored content will stay preserved on the PS5.
Sony has chosen the Americas as the first region to officially receive the new feature. The company has indicated that gamers in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, and Uruguay should gain access to the new feature in the near future.