Microsoft stayed the course with the Xbox Series X and Series S, opting for raw power over a redesign of the console experience. Using an Xbox Series X is identical to using an Xbox One for the most part. Even the controller designs are nearly identical.
They’re not totally identical, however. The Xbox Series X comes with a Share button that allows you to easily capture screenshots and gameplay clips. In this guide, we’re going to show you how to take a screenshot on an
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If you’ve owned a PS4, the Share button should be familiar. A single press will take a screenshot, while a long press — a couple of seconds — will record a 30-second clip. Note that the 30-second clip will include the 30 seconds leading up to pressing the button, not 30 seconds after. Immediately after taking your screenshot, hold down the Xbox button on your controller to see your sharing options. If you have Xbox Live, the screenshot will automatically start uploading, but you can also share it to your activity feed and to Twitter in this menu.
Outside of the Share button, you can also take a screenshot through the guide. Open the guide by pressing the Xbox button on your controller, then scroll over to the Capture & Share tab. Here, you can take a screenshot, start recording gameplay, and record your last 15 seconds to three minutes of gameplay, depending on your capture settings.
You can do more with the Share button, but you have to remap it. Open My Games & Apps and scroll down to the Apps section. Then, select Xbox Accessories (the app icon looks like a thumbstick). With your controller selected, choose Configure, then press the Edit button (it looks like a pencil). Here, you can remap all of the buttons on your
After customizing the button, follow Settings > Preferences > Capture & Share. Here, you can set the capture location, if your screenshots are automatically uploaded to Xbox Live, and your game clip resolution and duration. The
Immediately after taking a screenshot with the Share button, hold the Xbox button to bring up your capture options. Once the menu pops up, select See All Sharing Options. On the
There are also third-party tools to view and save your screenshots, such as GamerDVR. There isn’t much of an advantage to these tools with the Xbox app on
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