Microsoft’s latest Xbox beta software reverts a potentially controversial change to how the console shares gameplay footage to Twitter. Instead of having to use a phone to post content on the social media network, as previous Xbox Insider build Forcing users to do this, the update restores the ability to share directly from the console. The change was confirmed by Microsoft’s Brad Rossetti on Twitter.
The ability to use your phone to share gameplay from the Xbox is a useful feature and comes in handy when you want to quickly tweet your latest clip. But it’s nice too Even You have the option to share it right from the console itself if you might not have your phone handy. Thankfully, Microsoft’s controversial change never left beta.
2/2 Part 2 Flight Plans – Planning to bring a new 2204 build into the beta ring later today, details to follow – Thank you for your feedback on the Twitter share feature change we made in 2204 – this change will be on the previous behavior reset as of today in this new building
— Brad Rossetti (@WorkWombatman) March 30, 2022
This more flexible approach has been adopted by both Sony and Nintendo. Sony’s approach includes automatic uploading of PS5 screenshots and videos to the companion mobile app. in the meantime Nintendo shows a QR code on the console that you can scan with your phone to get your recordings. But more importantly, both let you skip these processes entirely and tweet directly from their consoles if you choose.
https://www.theverge.com/2022/3/31/23004370/xbox-wont-stop-you-sharing-clips-to-twitter-from-your-console-after-all After all, Xbox doesn’t stop you from sharing clips from your console to Twitter