Based on changes to Xbox Insider builds reported by Windows Central, Microsoft may be making it more difficult to send your gaming captures to Twitter. Right now, I can upload a screenshot or video to Twitter directly from the Xbox Series X’s interface, but Insider builds have removed that option and now direct you to share via your phone, according to Windows Central.
Sharing Xbox captures from your phone isn’t a novel concept – in fact, I found it to be a quite painless process. If you choose a capture on your Xbox and then the option to share to mobile, your phone should show up a notification directing you to that capture in the Xbox app so you can store and share it anywhere you want.
However, with the rumored impending update that would remove the ability to share to Twitter directly from your Xbox, uploading from your phone will be your only choice. That might not be ideal if, example, you’re playing Halo Infinite and have your phone in another room. Microsoft did not respond immediately to a request for comment.
Because Nintendo and Sony allow users to publish directly to Twitter from the Switch and PS5, the prospective elimination of the feature from Xbox is a disadvantage of using Microsoft’s devices (that is, if the change rolls out to everyone). However, both Nintendo and Sony have introduced capabilities to make it easier to share clips from your phone, possibly understanding that many people prefer to post to Twitter from their phone anyhow.