Europeans can now share PS5 game captures from their iPhone

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What you need to know

  • Sony has rolled its game capture sharing feature out to more countries.
  • Came captures can be shared on social media and more.
  • Your PS5 console will automatically upload game captures to the cloud, ready to be shared.

European PlayStation 5 gamers can now share their game captures using their iPhone. The feature was already available in the United States and Japan but has now been expanded further.

The new game capture sharing feature covers both screenshots and videos and requires that people allow their consoles to automatically upload content to Sony's servers. From there, captures can be selected using the PlayStation app on an iPhone, ready for sharing to social media, via iMessage, and more.

By enabling this feature, your PS5 console will begin to auto-upload game captures to the cloud. Your captures of games will then be available in PlayStation App for 14 days after they are created on your PS5 console. The following captures will be uploaded:

  • Gameplay videos under three minutes long that are non-4K.
  • Screenshots taken from the Create Menu or Create button shortcuts.

The feature is now available in countries where the PlayStation app is also available and more information is available in the associated help page.

While an app update isn't specifically needed for the new sharing feature, the most recent PlayStation App release notes do call it out — and there's a new Game Base change, too.

  • Game Base: Voice chats are now called Parties. Open parties allow your friends and friends of party members to join without an invite, while closed parties are only for players you invite.
  • PS5 Captures: Share your game captures from PS5. This feature releases in supported countries/regions first, with more added soon.

If you don't already have the PlayStation app installed you can grab it from the App Store now. It's a free download and is the best iPhone app for PS5 and PS4 owners.

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too. Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.