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In case you don't know, the PS4 3.00 system software update has already gone live for users across the planet. PS4 owners should now get the option to download the new update as soon as they switch on their PS4s.

The new update brings a host of features such as sharing video clips on Twitter, YouTube Live, PNG screenshots, events and communities. For the update, PlayStation Blog has also put up a new post which shows users how to take advantage of these new features.

Here are the new changes to have arrived with the new PS4 software update:

Sharing video clips on Twitter: Now it's easy to share video clips on Twitter directly from your PS4. You'll see a new icon on the Upload Video Clip menu, nestled between Facebook and YouTube. Maximum video length is 10 seconds, though you'll have the ability to trim longer clips. Don't forget — you can double tap the Share button to start recording a video, and press it again to stop.

PlayStation Plus: Made a dedicated section for PlayStation Plus, which you can access by clicking the big Plus icon on the top left corner of your PS4 home screen. Once there you can easily manage your membership, see the monthly free games to download, deals for PS Plus members, and all of the games you've redeemed through PS Plus on PS4.

YouTube live: You'll see a new icon for YouTube on the Broadcast Gameplay Screen, accessible after hitting the Share button. Now you can live stream directly from your PS4 to YouTube. Livestreams will be viewable across YouTube.

PNG Screenshots: If you'd like your game screen-shots to be in a higher quality format, you can now select PNG instead of JPEG. To access, press Share > Share Settings > Screenshot Settings > Image Format.

Events: A new hub for Events has been added to PS4, accessible from the home screen. This will give you an overview of activities taking place in the games you play most, as well as official broadcasts. For instance, here's an in-game racing event taking place in Project Cars, which you can register for directly from the Events hub.

Improvements to Messages and Favourite Groups: Sony improved Messages by making it easier to access groups of people you chat and play games with frequently. Once you're added to or create a group, you'll see the online status for friends, what games they are playing, and the option to message or chat in party all in one spot. When you add or create a new favourite group, they'll appear in your Friends app under Favorite Groups for quick access. For example, you can see we have favourite groups for Call of Duty, Rocket League, and Destiny.

Communities: PS4 users will have the ability to create communities based around shared interests, like games, genres, and more. Communities include a message board with general discussion, screen-shots shared by players, and the ability to join parties/games.

Stickers: From the PS4 system's Messages app, you'll see a new option for Stickers. The 3.00 update will contain stickers themed around Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, Knack, LittleBigPlanet 3, Resogun, and more.

Stay tuned for more updates!

[Source: PlayStation Blog]

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