The PlayStation 5 offers built-in recording tools, allowing you to capture gameplay clips and screenshots in 4K resolution in HDR color (including videos at 60 frames per second). But if you are not familiar with the PS5 interface – it is understandable, because, we know, it is new and everything – you may have trouble finding what was taken so you can share it with the world.
Screenshots and videos reside within the PS5 Media Gallery. On the app’s main tab, you’ll see thumbnails of your screenshots and clips, either for yourself or for the game you created. If you have an external USB for connected drive, you can browse to the right to browse folders to the compatible PS5 files drive.
There are a few different ways to get to the Media Gallery, its icon that looks like a camera sitting in front of the screen. If you’ve used the app recently enough, it should be one of the 10 icons on the PS5 Games dashboard tab. (You won’t find it on the Media tab, which will stream entertainment apps like Netflix and Spotify.) But that’s the only way it will appear in that thumbnail list; The PS5 does not allow you to customize the list or pin items.
How to get the PS5 Media Gallery app
If the Media Gallery disappears from the dashboard, there are other ways to drag it. Another way to get into your Game Library – scroll all the way to the right edge of the dashboard – and press R1 to the installed tab. Scroll down the list of featured games, and you’ll see four icons: PlayStation Plus, PlayStation Now, News Gallery
You can also access the Media Gallery from the PS5 program settings menu. (To get to the settings, navigate to the top right of the PS5 dashboard by pressing the triangle or navigating there with the left analog stick, then hitting the gear icon.) Enter the settings storage section, where you’ll see a crash on your internal PS5 SSD. The four categories are Games and Apps, News Gallery, Database, and more.
There is another way to access this same shortcut: If you have just taken a screenshot or video clip, you can press the PlayStation button to bring the PS5 Control Center. If you scroll to the right with your Activity Cards – the big boxes above the Control Center icon – there should be a card containing your most recent recording. When you open that window, you’ll find the above-mentioned popups with the same shortcut “Go to Media Gallery”.
Once you have reached the Media Gallery, you can view all the recordings, copy them to a USB drive (if you have one installed), share them directly to external platforms such as Twitter or YouTube, or delete them.