Sony has announced that, effective immediately, the PlayStation 4 will no longer have Facebook integration.
Up until yesterday if you used the share button on your DualShock 4 controller you could take a picture and choose to send it to a variety of locations. Now there’s one less choice, as Facebook will no longer be available to use. This also means you can no longer share what videos you’ve made or trophies you’ve earned to the service. This move comes as a bit of a surprise, as the share button and integration to various social networks has always been one of the core selling points Sony used for the PlayStation 4. At the current time, you can still share pictures to Twitter and video clips to YouTube, or pull them off of the PlayStaiton 4 with a USB drive.
Sony also noted that if you were using Facebook to pull a profile picture on to your PlayStation 4 account, that profile picture will be removed and you’ll either have to replace it with one of your own. Many games offer pre-made avatars if that’s something you’d like, or you can download the PlayStation App to your phone and use that to select a picture. Additionally, this means you’ll no longer be able to use the Friend Finder feature, which searched through your Facebook account and found which of your friends had PlayStation 4s tied to their accounts, giving you an easier way to add them to your friend list.
This isn’t the only change coming to the PlayStation 4, with later this week PlayStation system update 7.00 will be arriving. You can read more about that, including android remote play, over here.
How do you feel about this? Were you someone that liked to use the Facebook integration with your PlayStation 4? Are you not going to miss the feature at all? How will you let all those friends you lost touch with over the years know you got a platinum trophy in God of War? Let us know in the comments below!