Sharing videogame gameplay has become a natural part of the gaming experience for a lot of people these days. Keeping this in mind, Sony has placed a dedicated “Share” button on every PS4 to make the process as easy as, one click go.
To help make this process seamless, the PlayStation 4 is designed to constantly record your gameplay in the background. This way you can quickly create screenshots and video clips with a single button-press.
To save a screenshot or video, just simply press the “Share” button on the left side of you controller. This will trigger the Share menu screen to appear. From this screen, you get the option to save your videos and screenshots.
Once done, the saved files are stored on the system storage and you can go back to the game by pressing the Circle button.
If you don’t want to pause your game while you save your screenshot, then just press the “Share” button and hold it for atleast one second. This will let you save the screenshot in the background, without interrupting your gameplay.
In some cases, the Share option may not work due to limitations set by the game developers on certain cinematic scenes. So if you aren’t able to save that perfect moment, don’t worry, there’s nothing wrong with your system.
Where taking a screenshot only saves a picture, save a video clip automatically saves the last 15 minutes of your gameplay. This is the benefit of the constant record feature we mentioned above.
Once you are done with your game, you can access both videos and photos that you took by going to Library>Applications>Capture Gallery.
The media is categorized by game, so you can easily find what you are looking for, select it and save it on an external USB. FAT32 & exFAT files systems are the only supported formats for this procedure.
So, now that you know how to capture, share and save screenshots and videos in PlayStation 4, go have fun.