As of today, October 7th, 2019, PlayStation 4 users will no longer be able to use Facebook to share gameplay activity or find friends.
All other share features on the console will remain the same, meaning that players will still be able to share activity – just not on Facebook.
PlayStation 4 users will also no longer be able to link their Facebook account to their PlayStation Network account, thus meaning they can no longer find friends using their Facebook friends list.
Users can also no longer import their profile picture from Facebook. You can still upload custom avatars using the PlayStation App on any mobile device, though.
Sony did not provide a reason for the change, but did “apologise for any inconvenience.”
The good news is that this isn’t the end of sharing on the PlayStation 4, as users can always link another account such as Twitter to share their gameplay and activity.
If you’re one of the many people who used Facebook as a way to get your in-game screenshots onto a platform so you can save them to your phone, you can still do the exact same thing with Twitter.
However, Twitter integration doesn’t provide all the same perks that Facebook did. For example, you can’t use Twitter to find friends or import a profile picture.
In related PlayStation news, the v7.00 system update is set to hit this week. This system update brings new life to the Party (the Party feature, that is) and also allows Android users to use Remote Play.