Microsoft apparently plans to remove the ability for Xbox users to share screenshots and gameplay videos directly to social media platforms such as Twitter.
As spotted by Windows Central, the latest Xbox Insider build released to members on Friday removes Twitter sharing from the Xbox Dashboard entirely.
Instead, Twitter has been moved to a “mobile sharing” option alongside other social media platforms, which means Xbox users will have to download clips to their phones and then share from there. , adding a second step to the process.
At the time of publication, it’s unclear why Microsoft decided to make the switch. However, as noted by Windows Central, Microsoft often removes features citing “low usage” from its users.
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PlayStation and Nintendo Switch consoles support sharing directly to Twitter.
Just a few months ago, Xbox Program Management Director Jason Ronald acknowledged that improving the quality of video capture and how it’s shared on Xbox Series X/S was high on the agenda. high on the list of business priorities.
“I will definitely say that Game DVR is the one area – the capture and share experience – that I wish we could make more progress on. [on] this year than we have been able to,” Ronald said in November. “It’s definitely a priority for us.”
Ronald explained that while the team has improved the quality of video capture on Xbox consoles, they know there’s still work to be done.
“We certainly hear the comments,” he said. “We’ve made some changes and made some improvements to the reliability and quality of captures, but we know we still have some work to do here.
“So that’s definitely a priority for us and something that we’re going to continue to iterate on.
“You know, the best thing I can recommend is if you’re not into the [Xbox] Insider Rings, get on the Insider Rings, so as we bring new abilities and upgrades, we want those feedback to know where we’re hitting the bar and where we’re not hitting the bar.
“But certainly the message has been heard, and as I said, it’s certainly an area where I wish I could make more progress this year than we did, but it will definitely be a priority for 2022.”