Everyone who likes video games wants to share a cool moment with their friends. It has never been easier with the consoles.

The PS4 and Xbox One have buttons on their controllers that are dedicated to capturing clips andScreenshots. You used to have to send those pictures to a variety of places in order to get them off the consoles and onto your phone. By the grace of the universe, that is no longer the case.

You can beam captures from the gaming consoles to your mobile device.

How to send PS5 captures to your phone

PS app captures

This is where captures live on the PlayStation app. Credit: Screenshot: PlayStation / Alex Perry

The key to this capture magic is that both the PS5 and Xbox Series X/S are capable of connecting to special mobile apps you can find on your device's app store. If you want to get a PS5 screen shot on your phone, you have to download the app. Make sure your PS5's system software is up to date.

You can access your Game Library by clicking on the tab on the bottom row that shows six squares behind the silhouette of the PS controller. You should get a prompt to allow automatic capture uploads from the console to the app if you switch from games to captures at the top of the screen. If you don't say yes, you will have wasted a lot of time reading this article.

That is it! From now on, if you capture a short clip using the dualsense share button, it will appear in the section of the mobile app where it will stay. You will be able to save and share them from the app.

Couldn't be simpler.

How to send Xbox Series S/X captures to your phone

Xbox app captures

Captures galore. Credit: Screenshot: Xbox / Alex Perry

The process of getting clips from your console to your phone is the same for both consoles. You have to do a little less work. We like to hear it.

Go to the app and sign in. Make sure you are signed in on the Xbox as well. All captures taken with the share button on the controller are uploaded to the xbox network, a fancy name for a cloud server that can be accessed from the xbox app. To do so, open the app and go to the tab on the bottom row marked by three vertical lines.

This is where your captures live. If you want to see if it's there, you have to take aScreenshot in-game, wait 30 seconds, and then open the app to see if it's there. Automatic uploads might have to be enabled if this isn't working. It should be on by default. Follow the simple steps to do that.

  1. The controller has a home button.

  2. You can navigate toProfile and System.

  3. Go to settings.

  4. Go to references.

  5. Go to Capture and Share.

  6. Automatically uploading on.

If that still doesn't work, you can manually upload any capture to the Xbox Network by hitting the button to the left of the home button, selecting the individual screenshot or video you want, and then selecting "Upload."

Automatic capture uploads on either console will make your life easier if you love sharing your gaming moments with your friends.