PlayStation is discontinuing Twitter (X) integration across both PS4 and PS5 later this month. The feature allowed users to share tweets directly from their console with a simple press of a button. This meant that when you earned a trophy in a game or took a screenshot, you could easily post it on Twitter for your followers to see.
The feature will be removed from PS4 and PS5 on 13 November according to a notice which appeared across both consoles last night. Sony says “As of November 13, 2023, integration with X (formerly known as Twitter) will no longer function on PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 consoles.”
The company also uploaded a support message onto its website detailing the change:
“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).”
PlayStation says that users can still make use of the PS App to share content through Twitter (X). However, this requires uploading your screenshots to the app and sharing them from your mobile device. From my experience, this feature doesn’t work properly in the first place. Screenshots and recordings never appear on my PS App at all after taking them on my PS5.
Sony didn’t say why the company is removing the Twitter integration from PS4 and PS5. However, it is likely due to the expensive price tag that comes with X/Twitter API integration. Earlier this year, X released a new $42,000 monthly tier for “Enterprise” users which allowed API access. Soon after the price was announced, multiple companies swiftly cancelled their API contracts and removed integration. This includes Microsoft which removed the ability to share content to Twitter on the Xbox Series X/S.
Source: PlayStation Support