A New PlayStation Update Lets Users Record Your Party Chat Converstations

You might want to start watching what you say in your party chats on PlayStation consoles because a new update has enabled users to record your group conversations and report them to Sony.

As a part of PlayStation 4's 8.0 update, users can now record their party chats at any time and have those conversations sent to Sony in an effort to crack down on harassment; however, ANYONE can do this, even if nothing bad happened, which could ruin your experience playing games.

This is what Sony had to say regarding the update in its blog post for the 8.0 update:

Following this update, users are seeing a notification about Party Safety and that voice chats in parties may be recorded. Voice chat recording for moderation is a feature that will be available on PS5 when it launches, and will enable users to record their voice chats on PS5 and submit them for moderation review. The pop up you’re seeing on PS4 right now is to let you know that when you participate in a chat with a PS5 user (post-launch), they may submit those recordings from their PS5 console to SIE.

Now this doesn't mean Sony is actively listening to all of your conversations, especially when you're frustrated at a hard boss in a game, but you might just want to watch what words you're using when you lose in Call of Duty!

(The Verge)

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