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How to disable Xbox One clip and screenshot sharing on Xbox Live

Microsoft will apparently ban you for taking screenshots of adult-rated games. It seems that the bans are primarily triggered when the clips are shared to your activity feed, which is turned on by default. Luckily, you can turn auto-sharing off, and as a result (hopefully) avoid being banned. Here's how.

How to hide game clips and screenshots on Xbox Live

Just follow this process:

  1. Press the Xbox button on your controller to open the guide.
  2. Move the joystick to the right to get to the System panel.

  1. Select the Settings menu with the 'A' button.
  2. Select Privacy & online safety under Account.

  1. Select Xbox Live privacy.
  2. Select Game content.
  3. Under "Others can see your game clips and screenshots" change the setting to Only me.

How to disable automatic clip sharing

If you don't want to hide everything, you can simply disable automatic sharing and SFW clips manually to avoid Microsoft's ban. Here's how to do that:

  1. Press the Xbox button on your controller to open the guide.
  2. Move the joystick to the right to get to the System panel.

  1. Select the Settings menu with the 'A' button.
  2. Move down to Preferences.
  3. Select Activity feed.

  1. Untick Share clips & screenshots automatically.

Jez Corden is a Senior Editor for Windows Central, focusing primarily on all things Xbox and gaming. Jez is known for breaking exclusive news and analysis as relates to the Microsoft ecosystem while being powered by caffeine. Follow on Twitter @JezCorden and listen to his Xbox Two podcast, all about, you guessed it, Xbox!

6 Comments
  • Now if only I could disable the ugly ads and suggestions that flood the home screen.
  • In which view the ads are flooding? And may I ask... what are you comparing with?
  • You can also plug in an external HD as your capture drive. That process will natively disable Xbox live screenshot and video sharing. On a side note I think it's ridiculous that Microsoft is banning people from automatically sharing adult-related game clips when the DEFAULT SETTING is to share game clips of ALL games. It would be one thing if adult-related games were exempt and a person altered that setting but with a blanket policy of sharing ALL content as a default, I think onus of removing such content is on Microsoft themselves. By enabling this content as a default they are effectively communicating to the user that it's not only ok to share but they will do it for you.
  • Absolutely agree
  • Ridiculous to say the least...
  • Well, search for Metro: last light redux in the Xbox store, then go down to the game clips and you'll laugh hard