Nintendo announces a major change for Switch, 3DS and Wii U in relation to Facebook and Twitter

Nintendo announces a major change for Switch, 3DS and Wii U in relation to Facebook and Twitter

As of October 25, it will not be possible to link Facebook and Twitter accounts to Nintendo Switch. Captures made on 3DS and Wii U cannot be published either.

Major changes are coming to Nintendo consoles. Of course we talk about Switchbut also from previous systems such as WiiU and 3DSso be very attentive if you are users of Big N consoles.

Although most of you probably have a MyNintendo account via email, so far there is the option to log in with a Twitter or Facebook account. In this way it is not necessary to create the account with an email.

We are sorry to tell you that this option will disappear in about a month. Nintendo Spain has confirmed it through its official website and through two publications On twitter and Facebook.


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Starting next October 25, It will no longer be possible to log in with your Twitter/Facebook account on Nintendo Switch… nor link accounts between both ecosystems. For now the reason is unknown.

Fortunately, the option to sign in with a Google or Apple account will remain. This change also affects Switch Online quests and screenshot sharing.

Of course, apart from using a Google or Apple account we can also create a MyNintendo account with an email. It is the recommended option on the Nintendo Spain website.

These are the functions that will disappear on October 25:

  • It will not be possible to create a Nintendo Account using a Facebook or Twitter account.
  • It will still be possible to sign in or create a new Nintendo Account with a Google or Apple account.
  • You also won’t be able to participate in missions that earn My Nintendo points by linking your Nintendo Account to a Facebook or Twitter account.

Another feature says goodbye on 3DS and Wii U

3DS Wii U eShop

Nintendo Spain too has announced that from the same date (October 25) already you will not be able to use the image publishing service on 3DS and Wii U.

This means that it will not be possible to share screenshots on social networks (neither Twitter nor Facebook), so the change is again focused on the Nintendo-Meta relationship.

These are the detailed functions that will disappear:

  • Images cannot be shared from Nintendo 3DS family systems or the Wii U console.
  • Images and comments that have already been posted on Facebook and Twitter will continue to be available after discontinuation of this service.
  • The time of the interruption could be postponed due to technical problems.

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What do you think of these news? While most users use email to create a Nintendo Account, it’s important to note that Twitter/Facebook features will be removed.

As for Wii U and 3DS, it is yet another goodbye that joins the close closure of both eShop (in March 2023). If you are concurrent users of these consoles, you should be aware of the changes announced by Nintendo.

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