Xbox is backing down on removing the “Share to Twitter” option

Microsoft has traced changes to Xbox that would have removed the option to share recordings directly to Twitter.

Earlier this month, reports suggested that an Insider build on Xbox consoles had removed the feature, meaning users had to upload screens to the Xbox app before sharing to Twitter from there. Thankfully, Microsoft reversed course after fans objected, and the latest Xbox Insider Update preview restores the option.

Brad Rossetti, head of the Xbox Insider Program, confirmed the restoration of the function in the latest beta update yesterday on Twitter.

By sharing your gameplay on Twitter natively from your console, you avoid using your smartphone as a middleman to post footage. However, if you want to receive a tweet that’s more than a few words, typing that message on a controller may not always be ideal, so using your smartphone isn’t ideal always a bad idea.

Sony and Nintendo also allow you to post to Twitter directly on the PS5 and Switch. However, Sony has now started rolling out an option for users to automatically upload their PS5 footage to their phones via the PlayStation app.

Nintendo also offers the option to only send the captures and footage to your smartphone if you don’t want to post natively – although this requires extra legwork, as you have to use your phone to scan a QR code that pops up on the console, and the process itself is a bit cumbersome. A third-party app called SwitchBuddy helps alleviate this problem when you want to use your smartphone.

Taylor is an Associate Tech Editor at IGN. You can follow her on Twitter @TayNixster. Xbox is backing down on removing the “Share to Twitter” option

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