How To Share Images From Your Console

BY 2K Alicia



If you've opened a support ticket with us, there's a chance we may ask you for a screenshot documenting the issue you're encountering. 

If you've never done this before, this article is here to give you some guidance. 


Nintendo Switch

  1. Tap the [Square] button on the Left Joy-Con/Pro controller to capture a photo of the desired screen.
    • To view the screenshot, press the HOME button and open "Album"
      • Screenshots can be saved to System Memory or to a microSD

Note: Before being able to share a screenshot, you'll need to first link a Twitter account to your Nintendo Switch account/console. To do so:

  1. Select your Profile from the Switch's HOME menu.
  2. Select "User Settings".
  3. Then select "Posting to Social Media" from the options on the right.
  4. Select "Link" next to Twitter.
  5. Complete the login process and give permission for your Switch to post to your account.


PlayStation 4

  1. Press the Share Button, and then select "Upload Screenshot."
  2. Select a screenshot.
  3. Select an upload destination.
  4. Enter a comment, and then select "Share."

If you need more info about this process, check out Sony's guide.


PlayStation 5

  1. Press the Create button to the left of the touchpad with three lines.
  2. Select Take Screenshot or Record Video.
  3. Go to the Home screen.
  4. Under the Games tab, open Media Library.
  5. Select the screenshot or video you want to share. 
  6. Tap the curved arrow button to share a single screenshot video clip, or the Share button if you have multiple captures selected.
  7. You can also copy the files to a USB drive by selecting "Copy to USB Media Device". Confirm this, and the PS5 will transfer your captured media to a connected USB drive.

If you link your Twitter or YouTube accounts to your PSN account, you can instantly tweet screenshots and video clips or post videos to YouTube directly from your PS5.


Xbox One & Xbox Series X|S 

Take a screenshot

There are a couple of ways to snag a screenshot. You can simply say "Xbox, take a screenshot." Or, if you want to kick things old-school, double-tap the Xbox Button, and then press the Y Button.

NOTE: The Xbox captures the screenshot when you double-tap the Xbox Button. Pressing the Y Button saves the image.

Share your screenshots

You can share the screenshot in a number of ways. It can go to your activity feed, in a message, in your showcase, on Twitter, or on OneDrive by doing the following:

  1. On the Home Screen, pull the right trigger and open "My Games & Apps."
  2. Select Game DVR.
  3. Scroll to select the screenshot you want to use.
  4. Press the Menu Button, and then select "Share."

NOTE: Sharing screenshots is only possible if you have an active Xbox Live Gold/Xbox Game Pass Core subscription, or if you’re performing the action on the console of another Xbox Live Gold/Xbox Game Pass Core subscriber. Microsoft has a handy post about this if you need more information. 


NOTE: Please note that you can send in photos taken with your phone and we'll review them. All we ask is that all the information we've requested is visible in the image.