no more wasted screenshots
The new firmware update for PS5 includes a much-awaited option to remove the confirmation icon that pops up after taking a screenshot.
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While the headline version of the firmware update includes storage expansion support for the M.2 SSD and 3D audio support for built-in TV speakers, PS5 owners who installed the new update today (September 15) just found the surprising update searched. Screenshots can disable notification icons.
Finally: New PS5 Firmware Allows You to Disable Annoying Screenshot Icons pic.twitter.com/EVI7GePqXX
— Nibel (@Nibellion) September 15, 2021
Previously, when PS5 users took a screenshot with the controller’s Create button (which could be done by tapping or holding the button), a notification icon would appear in the upper right corner.
However, since the console does not separate its OS user interface from the game itself, taking another screenshot in quick succession will mean that the icon will appear in subsequent screenshots. The result was that players were increasingly unable to take continuous screenshots, without them being ruined by the icons that popped up.
In the new system update, which can be downloaded and installed now, PS5 owners will have the option to disable this icon. This can be seen by going to ‘Settings’ and going to ‘Captures and Broadcasts’.
Selecting ‘Broadcast’ and then ‘Shortcut for Create button’, a new toggle is available at the bottom, ‘Display save confirmation for screenshot’, which is on by default. By disabling it, players will only hear the camera shutter sound effect confirming the screenshot, rather than ruining the screenshot capture icon afterwards.
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