Nintendo removes connectivity features with Facebook and Twitter

What do you want to know:

  • Nintendo began implementing social media connectivity beginning with the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U.
  • In recent announcements, Nintendo plans to remove Facebook and Twitter image sharing features for the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U.
  • The company also announced that Nintendo Switch users will no longer be able to link their Facebook or Twitter account to their Nintendo Account.

Nintendo seems to be retreating from the social media landscape in some ways, according to some announcements made by the company. One of the features of Nintendo 3DS or Nintendo Wii U was that players could share photos and screenshots from the game via Facebook and Twitter. This provided an opportunity for conversation following the end of Nintendo’s social media platform, Miiverse.

However, the company announced in a tweet that this service will no longer be available from October. According to Nintendo’s support page, “images and comments already posted on Facebook and Twitter will remain available even after the service is discontinued.”

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In a similar vein, the company announced plans to remove the feature allowing Nintendo Switch users to log in with their Facebook or Twitter account, or link their social media accounts to their Nintendo Account after October 25. 2022. Users can still link their Google Account. or Apple account on their device, however.

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Nintendo didn’t reveal the reason for these decisions, or if it had anything to do with the data leaks the two websites had recently. As for the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U, these actions correspond to the slow shutdown of Nintendo’s online services on the console.

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