Sony tried to clear up confusion over the PS5 chat recording feature. Now PS5 players can report up to 40 seconds of recorded clips.
Sony has cleared that PS5 users will be permitted to convey voice chat recordings for moderation purposes. The feature came into the limelight after PS4 users got a message warning them that their voice could be recorded. Obviously, this raised privacy concerns among PS5 users.
In a blog post Sony has explained the upcoming voice chat recording feature of PS5. Sony added that voice chats wouldn’t be monitored or listened and there is an option to report abuse that includes up a voice chat clip of up to 40 seconds.
The reason behind notifying PS4 users about this was due to the fact that PS5 and PS4 will be able to chat. But only PS5 users will have the opportunity to send a voice chat report. PS5 users can covey a voice chat report of up to 40 seconds and out of which 20 seconds will be of other player. 10 seconds include before and after chat. Only the most recent five minutes of a Voice Chat will be available for a player to use for this reporting function.
Interesting thing is that there is no opt-out available because the voice chat recording feature is turned on by default. Sony also said that only the most recent five minutes conversation will be available to use in the report for any harassment or abuse.
Jensen also made it explicitly clear that the recording function will only be used by other players, not Sony themselves. “Please note that this feature will not actively monitor or listen in on your conversations – ever – and it’s strictly reserved for reporting online abuse or harassment.”