Sony is ditching X (Twitter) integration on PlayStation

Posted on November 7, 2023

Sony has removed its X (formerly known as Twitter) integration with PlayStation 4 and 5. This means that going forward, it will be harder for users to upload their screenshots and gameplay videos to X.

A notice on PlayStation’s support website reads: “As of November 13, 2023, integration with X (formerly known ssaas Twitter) 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).”

An image posted on Threads and X by @wario64 shows a screenshot of the same message appearing on a PS5 console, however, I was unable to replicate getting this message.

"From PlayStation" message about X intergration

Despite the changes, it will still be possible to use the PlayStation mobile app to save images and videos to your phone and upload them to X or use a USB drive and transfer them to a PC.

Sony has not elaborated on why it’s removing the integration, but with the news in April that it could cost more than $40,000 USD (~$62,000 AUD) a month for companies to access X’s API due to a rollout of new API pricing structure, it’s easy to see why this decision may have been made.

This follows in the footsteps of Microsoft earlier in the year removing X integration on its Xbox consoles and the Game Bar on Windows. Like on PlayStation, Xbox users can use the official Xbox app to upload their images and videos to X, or again, the use of a USB.

As of right now, it is still possible to upload clips and images from Nintendo Switch to X, but time will tell if Nintendo continues to pay for this feature for their users.