Xbox VP Teases Direct-To-Twitter Posting

by Imran Khan on Mar 09, 2018 at 04:44 PM

Xbox vice-president Mike Ybarra tweeted out a test of the Xbox's seemingly upcoming direct-to-Twitter screencap posting today.

Ybarra posted the screenshot today, captioning it "Twitter direct!" alongside a shot of recently-released Xbox One indie game Samsara. The tweet included the hashtag #XboxShare, mirroring the #PS4Share tag appended to PlayStation 4 tweets.

As it stands, the Xbox One currently does not post directly to the social media service. When taking a screencap, the picture goes to Microsoft's OneDrive cloud-based service which can then be pulled up on a Windows 10 device with the same account or you can post a link to the OneDrive page containing the file in a tweet using the Xbox One.

It's not clear when this feature will be added to consumer Xbox One systems, though the feature is already available for Alpha-ring participants, but it is certainly long-awaited whenever it does launch.


Our Take
I didn't realize the Xbox One didn't have this feature until I tried to tweet a screencap a few months ago and was baffled there was no easy way to do it. This is a long time coming and there's no good reason why it has taken so long.