Technology content trusted in North America and globally since 1999
8,583 Reviews & Articles | 66,987 News Posts

Sony turns off PS4 video and screenshot sharing on Facebook

Sony no longer lets PS4 gamers share content to Facebook

By Derek Strickland | Oct 7, 2019 06:42 pm CDT

The same day it released PS4 remote play on all Android devices, Sony blocks PS4 Facebook sharing.


Sony has mysteriously disabled PS4 media sharing on Facebook. Users can no longer link their PSN and Facebook accounts together, nor can they share screenshots, video clips, or even find their Facebook friends on the PlayStation Network.

PS4 media sharing is now only available via Twitter and YouTube, making game and activity visibility quite limited. Removing Facebook as one of the sharing mediums will significantly impact the free organic promotion and advertisement of key first-party games, especially when big hits like Death Stranding roll out in November. It's possible Facebook changed its terms of service, or Sony was worried about possible privacy issues arising from real-life information being shared.

Here's Sony's official confirmation:

Starting on October 7th, 2019 Facebook integration will no longer be supported on the PS4 system. This includes Facebook's share features such as posting gameplay and trophy activity and using the friend finder feature. We apologize for any inconvenience.

What this means for you:

PlayStation 4's share features will remain the same, except Facebook will no longer be offered as a destination to share screenshots, videos, music, trophy details, or links to gameplay broadcasts.

Users will no longer have the ability to link their Facebook account to their PlayStation Network account. This means Friends List features, such as adding friends from Facebook will be removed.

Profile pictures imported from Facebook will no longer be used. We recommend selecting a new picture for PlayStation friends to identify you. There are multiple options for changing your profile picture on PS4 to an Avatar or image of your choosing.

Related Tags