Another tech giant scraps Twitter integration as Musk continues to ruin the site.
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In what can be seen as the continuation of a growing trend, another tech giant has announced that they will no longer support Twitter integration with their product. The latest comes from Sony, whom announced via PlayStation system notification that Twitter integration will no longer function starting on November 13, 2023.

The message from PlayStation has appeared for those firing up their PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 consoles today. The message from PlayStation says that Twitter integration for both the PlayStation 4 family and PlayStation 5 family of consoles will no longer function on November 13th. PlayStation says that "this includes the ability to view any content published on [Twitter] on PS5/PS4, and the ability to post and view content, trophies, and other gameplay related activities on [Twitter] directly from PS5/PS4."

Sony does provide an alternative solution on how fans can share their game captures moving forward. Sony directs PlayStation 5 users to this support page, while PlayStation 4 users should read up on alternative sharing solutions on this page.

Sony did not give a reason why they are cutting off Twitter functionality for both PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5. It is very possible that Sony is simply joining other major tech companies in minimizing access to Twitter, which has become nothing more than a complete echo chamber of Elon Musk circle-jerkers, disinformation, and unbridled hate speech ever since Elon Musk purchased the social media site in late 2022. It is also very possible that Sony decided to pull Twitter integration from PlayStation because PlayStation owners simply weren't using the feature. It could also have something to do with costs or issues with API access to Twitter after sweeping changes and fees were introduced earlier in 2023. According to multiple people, Twitter integration hasn't worked on PlayStation platforms for several months now, which seems to align with when the Twitter API changes went live.

There are probably a dozen other possible reasons why Sony decided to scrap Twitter integration. Unless Sony chooses to publicly state their reasons (which is doubtful), all we can do is make some obvious assumptions as to the reason.

This news was first brought to our attention via a Threads post from Wario64. The message can also be found on the PlayStation "Important Notice" support page.