Twitter sharing feature removed from Xbox

Microsoft has completely removed Twitter sharing feature from the joystick on Xbox Series X and S, refusing to pay for the API.

You used to be able to share screenshots and videos of the game you were playing on Xbox on Twitter. After Twitter’s acquisition by Elon Musk, some of the steps taken to make the platform more profitable cause corporate users to move away. One of these was Microsoft.

Xbox users will not be able to use Twitter sharing feature

When an Xbox user realised that he was unable to post on Twitter, he sought the solution on Twitter. Microsoft responded directly to the user via Xbox’s official Twitter account, making the following statement:

We have had to disable the ability to share game uploads to Twitter directly from the console and Game Bar on Windows. You can still share your favorite moments to Twitter via the Xbox app for Android and iOS.

According to the statement, this feature is only available for mobile device users.

The Twitter API is a middleware that allows the platform to communicate with other platforms. When you wanted to share on Twitter through another application, communication was realised through this intermediate application. The effect of this decision on other platforms after Elon Musk’s announcement that the use of the API will be paid is not yet clearly known, but we believe that other similar problems may occur in the coming days.

An official statement was also made by Microsoft. You can read it here.

Murat Oktay

Video games have been my passion for as long as I can remember. I have been writing and managing in the game industry for more than 30 years. I've been playing Diablo 2 nonstop since it first came out.

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