Xbox won’t stop you from sharing clips to Twitter from your console after all

Microsoft’s latest Xbox beta software rolls back a potentially controversial change to how the console shares gameplay captures on Twitter. Rather than having to use a phone to post content to the social media network, as a previous version of Xbox Insider required users to do, the update restores the ability to share it directly from the console. The change was confirmed by Microsoft’s Brad Rossetti on Twitter.

Being able to use your phone to share Xbox gameplay is a useful and handy feature if you want to quickly type in a tweet to go along with your latest clip. But it’s nice to also have the ability to share it directly from the console itself, for those times when you might not have your phone handy. Thankfully, Microsoft’s controversial change never left beta.

This more flexible approach has been adopted by both Sony and even Nintendo. Sony’s approach is to automatically upload PS5 screenshots and videos to its companion mobile app. Meanwhile, Nintendo displays a QR code on the console, which you can scan with your phone to get your captures. But, crucially, both allow you to skip these processes altogether and post to Twitter directly from their consoles, if you wish.


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