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Sony tests PS5 captures that pop up on your phone for sharing

Sony tests PS5 captures that pop up on your phone for sharing


In testing in Canada and Japan

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Sony is testing a way to share screenshots and video captures taken on your PS5 with the PlayStation app, the company announced Monday. The new feature is part of a “limited-release beta” available to all PS5 users in Canada and Japan.

Once you have the feature enabled, new captures should start to show up in the 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 says in an FAQ. You won’t need a PlayStation Plus membership to use the feature (at least in this beta).

However, clips can only have a resolution of up to 1920x1080 to appear in the app — Sony says clips in a higher resolution won’t be uploaded. If you delete a screenshot or video from your console, you’ll still be able to access it on the PlayStation app.

Sony has a page with more information here, but you might have some trouble accessing it — I’m based in the US and couldn’t access it, but my colleague in Canada could. We’ve screencapped some of it in the gallery below:


I’ve found that being able to see my captures on the Xbox app is really handy, so I hope this similar-sounding PlayStation version doesn’t take long to be released broadly.