Microsoft has added a Share button to the Xbox Series X and S that makes it easy to take screenshots and in-game videos. You can then share your recordings with the rest of the world via the Xbox app. Here̵
Use the Share button for Captures
The Share button is located in the center of the Xbox Series X or S controller, directly below the Xbox button you use to access the guide. It looks like a rectangle with an arrow pointing up.
The default behavior for the share button is as follows:
- Take a screenshot: Press the share button once.
- Make a video: Press and hold the share button.
- Access to the recording gallery: Quickly double-tap the share button.
Each time you capture something, a message will appear on the screen to confirm. Shortly after, you should see a new notification that your clip or screenshot has been uploaded to Xbox Live and is ready to share.
You can also find your recordings in the recording gallery. You can access this through the app library or by tapping the share button twice. Recordings stay there until you decide to delete them or move them to another volume.
Share directly from the Xbox app
Download the Xbox app for iPhone, iPad or Android and sign in with the same credentials you use on your Xbox. Tap “My Library” followed by “Captures” to view your clips.
Depending on your internet speed, you may have to wait a few minutes for your most recent recordings to appear.
From here you can save the recording to your mobile device or share it directly via the share button. You can also delete clips and screenshots here to free up space in your Xbox Live gallery.
A total of 10 GB of recordings can be uploaded to Xbox Live. Everything that cannot be seen (including yours) will be deleted after 30 days.
If you prefer to turn off automatic upload, you can do so by pressing the Xbox button to open the guide. Select Profile & System> Settings> Preferences> Capture & Share and turn off Auto Upload.
Adjust the Share button and the recording quality
If you’d like, you can also remap the Share button to work slightly differently in your console’s settings. To do this, just press the Xbox button to open the guide. Select ‘Profile and System’ then choose ‘Settings’. From here select Preferences> Capture & Share.
You can choose to turn off recordings completely, specify a clip length, and choose whether to upload automatically. Under “Game Clip Resolution” you can also specify whether you want to save clips in HDR (High Dynamic Range) or in regular SDR.
Select “Button Assignment” to change how the controller works when you press the Share button.
No Share button? Instead, use the Xbox button
Xbox One era controllers do not have a dedicated Share button, but remain fully compatible with the Xbox Series X and S. To take screenshots and footage with these older controllers, press the Xbox button and then use one of the Face buttons to save a video or video. screenshot.
Press the Xbox button at the precise moment you want to take a screenshot or clip during a game. You can then press Y to take a screenshot or X to capture a video. Only one additional push of a button is required on an older controller.
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