Thursday, January 20

How to share video clips and screenshots on Xbox

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Are you as proud of your gaming skills as you are of your artistic sense? Have you collected many screenshots or videos of your exploits? So we’ll show you how to share clips and screenshots on Xbox and flood the web with your prowess!

The share button on the Xbox Series X and Series S controller

The share button on the Xbox Series X and Series S controller // Gamesdone: Microsoft

Since the previous generation, consoles allow you to take screenshots very simply and even record videos of your games. However, it’s a little sad to keep all of this to yourself. So, share, distribute your screenshots on the web, your social networks, by email, we explain everything to you.

But first, a little reminder of how to take a screenshot or record a video on Microsoft Xbox One and Xbox Series X and Series S consoles.

How to take a screenshot or record a video on Xbox One (old controller)

  • Play one of your games and when you think an event deserves to be immortalized, start the capture.
  • To do this, engage the xbox button to open guide, then press the Y button.
  • To record a video, open guide with the xbox button and press X to enter the last 15 to 60 seconds.

How to take a screenshot or record a video on Xbox Series X and Series S (new controller)

  • With the Xbox Series X and S, Microsoft has refreshed its in-house controller and added a button Share. What really simplifies the life to make captures or to record clips of its parts.
  • Press the button once Share to take a screenshot.
  • To video record your game, just press the button Share for a long time.

How to share clips and screenshots from your console

Your screenshots are stored in your console. To share them, it will only take you a few seconds.

  • Press the key Xbox on your controller to open the guide.
  • Go to Capture and share then choose Recent captures.
  • If you have the new Xbox Wireless Controller in your hands, just press twice on the Share button to start the guide of your captures.
  • Select a capture, then choose the destination.
  • If you are looking for an older capture, select Show all captures to access your entire library.

How to share clips and screenshots from the Xbox smartphone or tablet app

Screen capture and video are stored in the cloud. From your Xbox app on Android or iOS, you can retrieve and share them without being in front of your PC. A notification is also sent to your phone when a new capture is saved in the cloud. The sharing operation is even faster and more complete than on console.

  • Launch the Xbox app.
  • At the bottom of the screen, select the tab My library then choose Captures.
  • Select a clip or game capture.
  • Select Share, then it’s up to you to decide on the destination.

Since we are on a smartphone, you have access to more destinations than on a console. If that is not enough, the capture can be shared like any other file via Bluetooth, Messenger, WhatsApp, mail, LinkedIn and any other service or app using photos installed on your mobile or tablet.

How to share clips and screenshots from your Windows 10 PC

False alert! Even though Windows 10 has an Xbox app, it doesn’t provide access to your screenshots. An inconsistency in an ecosystem that is however far from being. Microsoft may correct this in the future.

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