Social media has become a major part of modern life. And in the gaming world, large companies have integrated social media with their functions. This includes finding friends and sharing content. But Sony has cut off the ability to link Facebook to your PlayStation 4 in a sudden and strangely bizarre way.

Sony stated in an update:

Starting on October 7th, 2019 Facebook integration will no longer be supported on the PS4 system. This includes Facebook’s share features such as posting gameplay and trophy activity and using the friend finder feature. We apologize for any inconvenience.

PlayStation®4’s share features will remain the same, except Facebook will no longer be offered as a destination to share screenshots, videos, music, trophy details, or links to gameplay broadcasts.

Users will no longer have the ability to link their Facebook account to their PlayStation™Network account. This means Friends List features, such as adding friends from Facebook will be removed.

Profile pictures imported from Facebook will no longer be used.  We recommend selecting a new picture for PlayStation® friends to identify you.  There are multiple options for changing your profile picture on PS4™ to an Avatar or image of your choosing.

On PS4™, go to [Settings] > [Account Management] > [Account Information] > [Profile] > [Profile Picture]

Alternatively on PS4™, you can select your Profile from the Function area. Click on the […] button to the right of [Set Online Status]. Then [Edit Profile] >  [Profile Picture]

You can also upload an image in the PlayStation® App from your mobile device

It’s unclear what sparked this sudden decision. As Facebook is one of the biggest social media platforms it would be prudent to keep the function. But it could be due to a deal falling through. If so, how will this change Facebook’s relationship with Sony when the PS5 launches? Will the future PlayStation system not include the option?

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