PS5 DualSense Create Button: What Does It Do?

The PS5 controller, named DualSense, has a brand new button called Create. Situated on the left side of the touch pad, Create is an evolution of the PS4 controller's Share button. So, what exactly can this new button do? As part of our PS5 guide, we're going to tell you everything we know about the Create button.

PS5 DualSense Create Button: What Is It?

The Create button is a new input on the DualSense PS5 controller. It replaces the Share button found on the PS4 controller, and bears a new symbol, with three lines appearing above the button itself.

PS5 DualSense Create Button: What Does It Do?

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The Create button on the PS5 DualSense controller provides all the same functionality as the PS4's Share button, plus a little bit more. Using this button, you can take screenshots of whatever game you're currently playing, capture gameplay footage, make some basic edits, start broadcasting, and share your media online. Let's go into some detail.

While playing a game, you can push the Create button to bring up a menu with some options. Here, you can take a screenshot or save a video recording, in up to 4K resolution. The PS5 is always saving the last hour of gameplay footage in case you want it, and using the Create button, you can save this as a video to your Media Gallery, which is where any screenshots you take will also end up. It's worth noting that 4K videos are saved in the WebM format, which isn't supported everywhere.

From the Create menu, you can also start a live broadcast, allowing you to share your experience on services like Twitch or YouTube. On PS5, you can share your live gameplay with friends via Parties, and they can watch along on their screens.

If you want to, you can also make some simple edits to your screenshots before you share them with the world (see above). A basic edit menu allows you to overlay text, crop your image, and more before you send it to a Party or to your social channels.

The PS5 will automatically save a screenshot and a short video clip whenever you earn a Trophy, too, giving you pre-packaged media that's ready to share.

If you're worried about spoilers, don't be. PS5 makes it so that screenshots shared with you that are past the point in the game you're currently at will be marked with a spoiler warning.

That's everything there is to know about DualSense's Create button. Will you be using PS5's Create button? Tell us in the comments section below, and be sure to check out our main PS5 guide for the full lowdown on the next-gen system.