You can use your controller to precisely record what’s happening on your PlayStation 5’s screen if you want to take a screenshot or record a video. How to do it?
How to Take a PS5 Screenshot
Press and hold the Create (or Share) button on the controller, which is located in the upper-left corner of the controller near the directional pad, whenever you want to take a screenshot on your PS5.
When playing PS4 games, the Share button on the Dual Shock 4 says “SHARE” above it. The icon above the Create button on the DualSense resembles three radial lines.
When you receive a message confirming that you have taken a screenshot near the edge of the screen, release the Create (or Share) button. You will instead receive a message stating that the system is preventing you from taking a screenshot at this time.
Alternately, you can take a screenshot by selecting “Take a Screenshot” from the small menu that appears after briefly pressing the Create or Share button once.
You will know that the screenshot was successful when you see a message that says “Confirm.” All of your screenshots are saved to your Media Gallery on the PlayStation 5, where you can later view or share them (see the section below).
You can also set your PS5 to take a screenshot right away by tapping the Create or Share button once rather than holding it down in Settings.
How to Make a PS5 Gameplay Video
First, on a PS5 controller or a PS4 controller, press the Create or Share buttons once to record a gameplay video.
There are two choices in the pop-up menu. The first option, which can be found on the left, is to take a video of some recent gameplay. Select “Save Recent Gameplay” to accomplish this.
You can choose to save a “Full Video” or a “Short Clip.” The PS5 will save the option that works best for you to your Media Gallery.
Alternately, you can immediately begin recording a new video. To accomplish this, select “Start New Recording” by pressing the Create or Share button once.
A video will begin to be recorded by the PS5. Press the Create or Share button once more, and then choose “Stop Recording” from the small menu that appears. The PS5 will save your video to your Media Gallery automatically when you stop.
How to Modify PS5’s Capture Button Settings
You can set up a variety of settings for how screenshots and captures work using the PS5’s Settings app, such as the capture file format, resolution, and what happens when you press the Create or Share button.
First, open Settings by selecting the gear icon in the upper-right corner of your home screen to access these options.
Select “Captures and Broadcasts” from the Settings menu.
Your capture settings can be set up in “Captures and Broadcasts.” Navigate to Captures > Shortcuts For Create Button > Button Mapping to modify the behavior of the Create (or Share) button.
When you press the Create or Share button there, you can choose between seeing the capture menu, taking a screenshot, or recording a video.
By setting “Display Save Confirmation for Screenshots” to “Off,” you can also disable the screenshot confirmation pop-ups using these options. Exit Settings when you’re finished, and you’re ready to go.
How to Locate Your PS5 Screenshots and Videos
Your screenshots and video clips are saved to an app called “Media Gallery” by default on the PlayStation 5. In most cases, it’s hard to find. It can be found by opening your entire Game Library. Scroll through the games under “Installed” until you find “Media Gallery,” at which point select it.
The Media Gallery can also be found in the PS5 Settings menu under Storage > Console Storage > Media Gallery.
You will see all of your videos and images as grid-based thumbnails once you get there.
You can copy the thumbnails to a USB drive connected to your PlayStation 5 or share them on social media if you’ve set it up. Have fun gaming!