When I try to take a selfie in GTA V, or look at some leaderboards of some events, I get a warning that "Xbox Live is not available (or not supported) for your account". The strange thing is, I have an Xbox Live account and I am logged in it, but the game still gives me the warning. Do I need to buy Xbox Live Gold membership to get rid of it, or am I doing something wrong?

P.S. I do have attached my Xbox 360 gamer tag to my Social Club account.

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In order to use any piece of Xbox Live's uploading service, you must have an Xbox Live Gold Account. It technically falls under the Multiplayer aspect, as far as I know Silver Accounts are only allowed to purchase games over Live's Marketplace, Send Messages, and at one point in time they were allowed to join Parties but I am not sure that this is the case.

Long Answer Short, Yes.

You need Gold for the leaderboards too. Anything that requires the cloud save storage needs a Gold subscription, so that includes Snapmatic pictures and the iFruit app. You can train Chop and order customisations on your iPhone/iPod but unless you have a subscription the game won't load them.

--tommysalive of GTAForums.com

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    training chop works for me without xbox live gold. snapmatic won't though
    – user55865
    Commented Sep 24, 2013 at 5:23
  • @onnovdw It's someone else's words, I just now that most of the multiplayer aspect won't sync. feel free to edit.
    – Cole Busby
    Commented Sep 24, 2013 at 17:06
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    this is not true. I don't have a Gold subscription but if I train Chop or "pimp my rides" they are properly delivered in my garage and Chop does all the tricks he learned in iFruit app.
    – user56153
    Commented Sep 28, 2013 at 15:23

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