Xbox has confirmed that sharing game clips directly from Xbox consoles and PCs (by the way of the Windows Game Bar) to Twitter has been disabled. This is likely due to Twitter’s latest API changes. Microsoft hasn’t offered a reason as to why this feature was removed, but it comes down to a new Twitter policy that charges companies a starting fee of $42,000 per month for API access.
Microsoft is advising users to access the Xbox mobile app to directly share clips on Twitter from their accounts. The Xbox DVR system has been somewhat popular for sharing these clips online, and is relatively simple to use.
Of course, once the Xbox Series X|S consoles were released alongside the upgraded Xbox wireless controller, it became even easier because of the dedicated capture button, which could be set up to capture specific durations of content.
Since Elon Musk purchased Twitter for $44 billion in October 2022, major changes haven taken affect at the social media platform so it could become profitable. Twitter’s mass layoffs and numerous policy adjustments resulted in chaos across the gaming industry, with a notable example being World of Warcraft losing its built-in Twitter support.
Musk has also proposed charging developers up to $100 a month for “API access with ID verification” in an effort to stomp out “bot scammers” and “opinion manipulators.”