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You can now create and share gameplay GIFs from a PS4

Sharefactory update includes PS4 Pro support

The front of the PlayStation 4 Pro, featuring 2 USB 3.0 ports
The PlayStation 4 Pro.
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Sony’s latest update to the PlayStation 4’s Sharefactory app is a big one, adding support for the PS4 Pro and the ability to create and share animated GIFs, the company announced today.

The list of new features in Sharefactory version 2.0 is led by GIF creation, which allows users to take gameplay videos they’ve captured with the PS4’s share button and turn them into animated GIFs up to 10 seconds long. People can then post those GIFs to Twitter straight from the console. The size limit on this functionality is unclear — Twitter allows GIFs to be as big as 15 MB if they’re uploaded on the web, but only up to 5 MB if they’re uploaded on a mobile device.

Uncharted 4 car fleeing GIF
A scene from Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, turned into a GIF meme using the PS4’s Sharefactory app.
Naughty Dog/Sony Interactive Entertainment via Sony

As you can see in the GIF above, today’s Sharefactory update also adds the internet’s favorite meme font — Impact (or a close approximation of it) — as an option for captioning images. Other features include Photo Mode, which lets users create collages of up to six screenshots with most of the filters and effects already available in the app. In addition, Sharefactory 2.0 improves the speed of exporting projects by up to 20 percent, introduces the ability to pan across and zoom into gameplay videos, and adds new troll stickers.

All of these features will be available to Sharefactory users on any PS4. The updated app also supports the PS4 Pro and its more robust capture capabilities. The beefier console allows for the share button to save gameplay videos at 1080p resolution and 30 frames per second, and screenshots at 4K resolution. Sharefactory users will be able to edit and share content with this higher-resolution captured media.

For more on the PS4 Pro, read our comprehensive impressions of the console before it launches tomorrow for $399.

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