Sony Removes Twitter Integration from PlayStation Consoles
Sony has announced that it will be dropping Twitter integration from its PlayStation consoles starting next Monday, 13th November. This decision follows similar moves made earlier this year by Xbox and Blizzard.
Twitter integration has long been a feature of PlayStation’s operating system, allowing users to easily share screenshots, videos, Trophy achievements, and more on social media. However, all of that is about to come to an end.
Sony stated on its support site, “As of November 13, 2023, integration with X…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).”
Although the integration with Twitter/X will soon no longer be available for PlayStation consoles, Sony does provide users with two alternative methods for sharing captures. For example, on PS5, users can use the PlayStation App to share captures with individuals on their friends list or to parties, save them to a device, or post them on social media.
Sony’s announcement does not offer a specific reason for the removal of Twitter/X integration, but it is most likely related to the social media platform’s decision to charge substantial fees for the use of its API earlier this year. This move would require Sony to pay around $42,000 USD per month.
Microsoft disabled the ability to share captures from Xbox consoles and PC to Twitter/X in April, and Blizzard removed Twitter integration from World of Warcraft in February this year, shortly after it was announced that access to the social media site’s API would no longer be free.