Updated 24 October 2017

PS4: Following Players and Verified accounts

Learn how to follow users on PS4 and see their shared activity in your What's New feed.


PS4 system software 5.00 introduces the ability to Follow other PSN users and Verified accounts on PlayStation Network. When you Follow an account, the content they share - such as trophies, screenshots and videos - will appear in your What’s New feed. You don’t need to be Friends with someone to be able to follow them, although users can choose not to be followed in their privacy settings.

How to Follow a Player

To follow a PSN user, head to their profile on your PS4 system and select the ‘Follow’ icon. The activities and content this user chooses to share will now appear in the ‘What’s New’ area of the PS4 home screen. Selecting the icon again will Unfollow them.

PSN users on your Friends list are Followed automatically, but you can choose to Unfollow them if you want to by following the steps below:

  1. On your PS4 system, go to [Friends].
  2. Go to [All Friends] and select the Friend you want to Follow/Unfollow to view their Profile.
  3. Select […] and click ‘Unfollow’. You can select this option again to Follow the Player.

How to find new Players to Follow

There are a two areas in the PS4 home screen where you can find new Players to Follow. Select an option below to learn more.

  • Who to Follow

    1. On your PS4 system, go to [Friends] > [Follow] and select ‘Who to Follow’. Here you'll find Players with similar gaming interests, as well as Featured and Trending verified accounts. You can find out more about Verified accounts further down this article.
    2. Select the account you’d like to Follow and click [Follow].
  • Players Met Online

    1. On your PS4 system, go to [Friends] > [Players Met]. In this area you will see a list of Players you’ve recently played online with that aren't on your Friends list.
    2. Select the Player you’d like to follow to view their Profile.
    3. Click the ‘Follow’ icon. You can select this icon again to Unfollow the Player.

How to choose who can follow you

You can choose whether to allow other Players to follow you or not from the Privacy settings menu.

  1. On your PS4 system, go to [Settings] > [Account Management] > [Privacy Settings].
  1. Confirm your Sign-In information.
  2. Select [Social] > [Followers].
  1. Select [Anyone] to allow any PSN users to Follow you whether they or your Friend or not, or [Friends Only] to only allow users in your Friends list to Follow you.
  1. Select [Confirm] to save your changes.

How to choose who can see who you Follow

  1. On your PS4 system, go to [Settings] > [Account Management] > [Privacy Settings].
  2. Confirm your Sign-In information.
  3. Select [Public Profile] > [Follow Lists].
  4. Select either [Anyone], [Friends of Friends], [Friends Only] or [No One] to set the level the privacy level.
  5. Click [Confirm] and your changes will be saved.

Verified accounts

Verified accounts belong to individuals, organisations and games from within the gaming industry that have been verified by PlayStation as legitimate, and can be identified by the verified tick icon next to their name.

To follow a Verified account, just click the [Follow] button on their profile. You can also find Featured and Trending Verified accounts to follow by heading to [Friends] > [Follow] and selecting 'Who to Follow', or from the 'What's New' area of the PS4 home screen.