You can take a screenshot on your PS5 using the DualSense controller’s “Create” button.
The PS5 Create button also lets you record video, and stream your gameplay live on Twitch or YouTube.
Once you’ve taken your screenshot or video, you can use the PS5’s Media Gallery app to edit or share your work.
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What do you get when you mix 4K graphics, faster frame rates, and bigger game universes? Even better photos and videos you can save and share with friends from your PlayStation 5.
The PS5 DualSense controller has a function that can do all of this. It’s called the Create button, and it’s the successor to the PS4’s Share button.
How the PS5’s Create button works
Located on the top-left of your controller and designated by a three-lined icon, the Create button can capture your gameplay in several ways.
Hitting the Create button pauses gameplay, and from there, you can take screenshots, start recording videos, save a video of things you’ve already done, edit photos, or launch a livestream that can be seen online.
If you’re looking to take screenshots or record video of your gameplay on the PS5, here’s how to do it.
How to record and save Recent Gameplay
Whenever you open a game and begin playing, the console automatically starts recording your gameplay, even if you didn’t open the Create menu and hit the record button. You can later use an option in the Create menu to save this gameplay as a video, and upload it to Twitter or YouTube. Here’s how to do it.
How to view your PS5 screenshots and videos
Every photo and video you take will be saved in the Media Gallery, where they can be edited with colors, font changes, and more.
More importantly, though, the Media Gallery lets you share photos or videos on Twitter, YouTube, or with your PS5 friends.
How to share photos and videos from your PS5
Using any of the ways mentioned above to access your photos or videos via the Media Gallery, you can send them online to a linked Twitter or YouTube account, or with your PS5 friends. Just remember that you’ll need to link your PS5 account to Twitter or YouTube to share there — go to the Users and Accounts menu, as demonstrated above.