Sony kills Twitter on PlayStation

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Sony has announced that X (aka Twitter) will no longer be integrated with the PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5 from 13th November.

Sony is dropping support for X (formerly known as Twitter) on PS4 and PS5, as of 13th November.

“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),” Sony clarified in a notice on the PlayStation website.

The move means that users will no longer be able to instantly share screenshots to X by tapping the Share button. Instead, sharing images to X on PS5 will now involve cloud saving them to the PlayStation app and exporting them from there on your smartphone, as explained on the PlayStation website.

Microsoft already ended X integration for Xbox back on 25th April this year, not long after X owner Elon Musk announced that his firm would begin charging companies for using the Twitter API (the application that lets X/Twitter communicate with other software). That means that the Nintendo Switch will soon be the only console of the big three with X integration.

Charging for the Twitter API was just one of a suite of sweeping changes that Musk has made since buying the social media network for $44 billion back in late 2022, including rebranding Twitter to X this summer.

A report from the analyst firm Apptopia (reported via Slate) found that the number of daily active users of X has dropped by around 13 percent since Musk’s takeover in October 2022, with the rebrand to X accelerating the decline. X is now reported to be valued at $19 billion.

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