The SHARE button () can adapts based on the situations in which it is selected. In addition to using it to save your videos and screenshots (see SHARE Button Functions & Behaviors), players can utilize to upload content in the Capture Gallery to connected online services, or start a streaming session to broadcast your gameplay to the world.
When Video, Photo, or GIF Projects are exported in SHAREfactory, they create a new video, image or GIF of you project in the Capture Gallery. Then the player is then presented with the option to launch the Share Upload Dialog and post their creation to any connected online service.
You can also take advantage of the Copy to USB Storage Device function of the Capture Gallery and upload your creation to any service you choose via Desktop PCs.
To Copy your content to USB from the Capture Gallery:
The Share Dialog menu is the system menu on PS4 where you can compose how your shared content is displayed after uploading. While these options change based on the content and service being uploaded to, the basic functions remain the same.
Trim provides a shortcut to the Capture Gallery's Trim for videos to shorten them to conform to any existing upload size limits.
EXAMPLE:Twitter max video duration is 140 seconds.)
NOTE: As mentioned in SHARE Button Functions & Behaviors > Capture Gallery Trim & Copying, this Trim function is a destructive edit that will delete any video footage removed.
Play allows you to preview the video, image or GIF before uploading.
Change Selection is a new feature added in PS4 System Software 4.50 that allows players to switch out or add additional screenshots to their uploads, without losing other edited information in the post, such as Descriptions, Comments, or Tagged Players.
NOTE: Videos, Screenshots and GIFs cannot be mixed into a single upload.
Title changes the header of the video post.
This is automatically populated with the video filename, but is fully editable.
Titles are available for YouTube, Facebook, & dailymotion video uploads only.
The Description, or Comment field contains the body of the post. In case such as Twitter, there may be a character limit in how much can be written in this area. (140 characters, including a link for the video/screenshot/GIF.)
NOTE: Links cannot be added to this field, and will result in a "Cannot Upload" error.
Search Tags are used by search engines such as Google, Yahoo, or Bing to help people find relevant content to terms they use. In this field, you can add multiple terms to your videos to help build your audience.
The Share Dialog will automatically add several terms based on the where your content was captured. You can also add your own terms to supplement those already pre-populated.
Tag Players allows you to "tag" other PSN players to show they are included in your video or screenshot. You can select up to 10 Players to include in your post. If the players also approve select Privacy settings concerning Tagging, these tags will also associate to their connected Facebook and Twitter profiles as well.
Posts that include Tagged Players will also populate into their Activity Feeds. For full details, observe More on Tagging Players below.
You can use Post Link when you are sharing a video to YouTube or dailymotion, or are starting a stream for YouTube or Twitch. This will automatically post a link to the video on Facebook or Twitter. This also opens a field allowing you to customize the post that will be published to these platforms. (Character limits apply.)
As stated above, you can use the Tag Players feature in the Share Dialog to "tag" other PSN Players included in your videos, screenshots, or GIFs. However there are several additional behaviors that occur with this function:
To allow your self to be tagged by others in Activity Feed posts, enter the Tags menu in Privacy Settings. You can limit who is allowed to tag you in posts from Anyone, Friends Only, Friends of Friends, or No One.
Tags can also automatically mention users' connected Facebook or Twitter accounts when enabled.
Tagged Activities will display the PSN Players tagged in the post just below the Post's Description. Posts will appear in the Activity Feeds of the poster and all Activity Feeds of tagged users. Users also will receive a Notification any time they are tagged in a post.
NOTE: If Facebook or Twitter Mentions are enabled in each user's Privacy Settings, they will also be tagged on the online post of the Activity.
When sharing any Video or Screenshot to Facebook, Players have the options to select Facebook Audience. It is important to note that when sharing to Friends Only and verifying visibility between 2 accounts, the Users Accounts must be both PSN Friends AND Facebook Friends to properly view the content. This condition does not appear to apply when posts are shared to a Public Audience".
In addition, if the Player has set the PSN Facebook App to a different setting than the selected Facebook Audience (such as "Friends Only" or "Only Me"), the PSN Facebook App will change the Facebook Audience automatically without User notification and can appear as though the Facebook Audience is not posting correctly.
Likes, Comments & Shares might appear to function the same way in premise, however both Live from PlayStation and Activity Feeds have different behaviors for each of these functions.
Likes, Comments & Shares for these posts contains solely those from PSN engagement and do not reflect information from online services such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc.
Live from PlayStation
Likes, Comments & Shares/Retweets in these feeds are pulled from the online sources they are shared to, such as Twitch chat, YouTube views, etc. You can also subscribe or follow this content creator on the service from these posts directly.
Privacy also behaves differently between these 2 services.
When Privacy Settings are defined in the Player's Account Management, Activity Feeds will fully adhere to the user's set preferences in Account Management.
Live from PlayStation
As Live from PlayStation pulls most of it's data from the online services itself and their publishing preferences set in the Share Dialog, Live from PlayStation does not reference these settings, and will make these settings publicly visible based on the settings chosen at the time of sharing.
When sharing video from SHAREfactory, exports will take advantage of a special Cross-Publishing System for Activities and Live from PlayStation. This system allows SHAREfactory to post to multiple content feeds in Live from PlayStation and Activity Feeds, rather than only shared as content from SHAREfactory.
When a video project contains videos from only one game and SHAREfactory, then when that video is shared online, it will post to the Live from PlayStation video feeds for that game and SHAREfactory. This can greatly increase the exposure of a video, as well as maintain SHAREfactory does not claim other publisher's content.
When more than one game is used in a SHAREfactory Project, then this video is shared as only a SHAREfactory video. This prevents mixing other games into publisher's feeds. (Ex. Call of Duty videos in Battlefield)
NOTE:GIFs also support this Cross-Publishing functionality.
NOTE:Screenshots are not supported to use Cross-Publishing entitlements in Live from PlayStation.