Every gamer likes to share their best gaming skills with others through social media. Recording gameplay or taking screenshots is quite difficult in most gaming consoles. In PlayStation 5 it is simple and easy to save the Gameplay. On PS5, you do not require an app or any hardware like a USB Capture Card. You can record Gameplay on PS5 using the Create button on your DualSense controller.

Ways to Record Gameplay on PS5

There are two ways to record the Gameplay on the Playstation 5.

Record Live Gameplay: At any point during the Gameplay, you can record gameplay on PS5 manually by enabling recording from inside the game.

Record Previous Gameplay: PS5 automatically fetches upto the previous 5 minutes of gameplay. If any special events occur during gameplay, you can fetch the Previous 15 seconds, 30 seconds, and 5 minutes

How to Record Live Gameplay on PS5

1 – Use the buttons on the controller to select the games or apps on the home screen.

Highlight a game or app in the PS5 home screen

2 – Once you have highlighted any game you wish to play, press the button on the controller to launch the game.

Hit X key to launch the game

3 – During the gameplay, press the ⚟ CREATE button on the top left of the controller to record the Gameplay.

Press Create button to bring up the bottom menu

This would bring up a floating menu on the bottom of the PS5 GUI.

Floating horizontal menu when Share button is pressed during gameplay

4 – Use the buttons on the controller to highlight the button towards the extreme right of the menu.

Highlight and press option or settings button

5 – Hit the button on the controller to bring up the floating vertical menu.

Press X button to show settings
Floating Vertical Menu bar with gameplay record settings

6 – Use the buttons on the controller to highlight the Video Clip File Type option

Video Clip File Type

7 – Tap the button on the DualSense controller to select the file format you wish to save the video clipping.

Choose MP4 format in Record Gameplay Screen on PS5

8 – Press the buttons on the controller to highlight the Manual Recording Resolution option and hit the button on the controller.

Highlight resolution option

9 – Tap the button on the DualSense controller to select the file format you wish to save the video clipping.

10 – Use the buttons on the controller to highlight the 3840 x 2160 option and hit the key to confirm.

Choose resolution of game footage

11 – If you wish to include Mic Audio or Party Audio, you can highlight the option Include Your Mic’s Audio or Include Party Audio, using the button and tap the key to toggle Enable or Disable.

Include Mic Audio and Party Audio in the recorded video on PS5

Start Recording Gameplay

12 – Press the button on the controller to return back to the previous menu.

13 – Use the buttons to highlight the Start New Recording located in the center of GUI.

14 – Tap the key to start recording the game footage.

Highlight and press Start New Recording to record on PS5
Game being recorded on PS5 console
Once the recording starts, you would see a ???? icon with a timer adjacent to it indicating the time elapsed since the recording had started.

15 – To stop the recording, press the ⚟ CREATE button on the controller.

Press CREATE button on controller to bring up menu containing Stop Recording button

16 – Highlight the Stop Recording button with ???? icon. Hit the key to save the footage.

Use Stop Recording button to stop recording the gameplay on PS5

17 – On the PS5 home screen, use the button to highlight the tile named Media Gallery. Tap the key to see all the saved footage.

To retrieve gameplay footage on PS5 go to Media Gallery
Retrieve saved videos from Media Gallery on the home screen.
Media Gallery on PS5 containing all gameplay footages recorded
Media Gallery with all the recently saved footage. Highlight any footage tile using the buttons and tap the button to play the gameplay video footage.

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How to Record Previous Gameplay on PlayStation 5

1 – Launch the game as shown in the previous procedure.

2 – During gameplay, if you experience any special moment that you wish to share with friends. You can hit the ⚟ CREATE button.

Use CREATE button on controller to bring up floating menu in the bottom

3 – Use the buttons on the controller to highlight the first button with icon.

With controller highlight the button with with clock / timer icon

4 – Hit the button on the controller.

Press ⛌ button to select the button with timer/clock icon

This would bring a simple floating vertical menu with two options, Save Short Clip and Save Full Video

5 – Highlight the Save Short Clip option using the buttons on the D-Pad of the Dualsense controller.

6 – Press the button on the controller.

Choose from any of the three options in the vertical menu to record gameplay on PS5

This would expand the selection and bring up another vertical menu on the right with the options: Last 15 Seconds, Last 30 Seconds, and Last 5 Minutes

7 – Hit the button on the controller to start recording.

8 – To stop recording, refer to this step in Method 1.

Related: How to Record Gameplay on PS4

Frequently Asked Questions

Does PS5 record party chats?

Yes. But you need to manually enable this by toggling the ‘Include Party Audio‘ and setting the toggle to enable. Refer to Step 11 to know how to do this.

Highlight and toggle Include Party Audio

How to record gameplay on PS5?

You can easily record gameplay on PS5, by pressing the ⚟ CREATE button on the controller during the gameplay and pressing the Record button.

Create button on DualSense controller

Start Recording gameplay on PS5

How to take a screenshot on PS5 during gameplay?

To take a screenshot during gameplay :

1 – Press ⚟ CREATE on DualShock controller.

2 – Highlight the button ???? with the camera icon, labeled as ‘Take Screenshot‘ on the bottom menu.

3 – Press on the controller to take a screenshot.

Create button on DualSense controller

Highlight the button as shown in this image

Press X to take a screnshot while Take Screenshot button is highlighted


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