Sony recently announced the removal of Facebook integration on PlayStation 4 consoles. What this means is that PS4 users will no longer be able to connect their consoles to Facebook and take advantage of the previous sharing features between the two platforms.
Before Sony dropped Facebook integration, PS4 users were able to share screenshots, clips, and trophies. Users were also able to use their Facebook profile picture as their PlayStation Network avatar, as well as find Facebook friends on the PSN. Now, users won’t be able to use these features.
With the removal of these features, sharing screenshots won’t be easy. You can still share screenshots/clips to Facebook, but now you have to copy the files from your console to an external storage device, then use those files to post on FB.
While this isn’t great news for avid sharers of screenshots (especially of games with Photo Modes), the removal of Facebook integration might just be temporary. In a recent report by Kotaku, a Facebook spokesperson said:
“We’re working with Sony to finalize an updated contract designed to improve the Facebook integration on PlayStation. While these discussions are in progress, Facebook features will not be available on PlayStation 4. We hope to bring these features back as soon as our teams reach agreement.”
Here’s hoping Facebook sharing is integrated back into the PS4 soon, especially as lots of games are coming out in the next few months that we want to share screenshots of (like Death Stranding, TLOU 2, and more) on Facebook.