Nintendo ends support for X on Switch

Nintendo ends support for X on Switch

Switch X support ends

Nintendo just announced the end of support for X, previously known on Twitter, on Switch. The social network service will stop working on consoles starting June 10, 2024.

Once support ends, you won’t be able to post screenshots or videos directly to X. Additionally, sending friend requests via social media platforms will be removed. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Splatoon 3 and Splatoon 2 will also be affected.

The full announcement from Nintendo is as follows:

On June 10, 2024, we will discontinue X (formerly Twitter) integration as well as the ability to send friend requests to friends on social networks (social integration) from within suggestions friends of Nintendo Switch.

This affects the following services:

  • The ability to post screenshots and videos to X (formerly Twitter) from Album in the Nintendo Switch HOME Menu will not be available.
    • While posting screenshots and videos to Facebook will continue to be available, this service may also be discontinued at a later date.
    • Ability to post Super Smash Bros. screenshots. Ultimate from Album in the Nintendo Switch HOME Menu to Smash World, in the Nintendo Switch Online smart device app, will also be unavailable.
  • The posting feature in the Nintendo Switch game Splatoon 3 will be adjusted.
    • When posting from a mailbox in Splatsville, Inkopolis Plaza, or Inkopolis Square, you will no longer be able to post to X (formerly Twitter) or Facebook; Data will be sent directly to Nintendo servers. This change will allow users to create posts without one of these social media accounts, but images posted by players under 13 will not be visible to other players.
    • Images created for posts will be copied to Albums in the Nintendo Switch HOME Menu. Images in Album can be transferred wirelessly to a smart device or to a PC via a USB cable.
  • The posting feature in the Nintendo Switch game Splatoon 2 will be adjusted.
    • You will no longer be able to post to X (formerly Twitter) from your Inkopolis Square mailbox.
    • Characters that appear and posts displayed on the Square will be replaced by data that has been prepared in the game software.
  • The ability to send friend requests to social media friends through the My Page Friend Suggestions menu, in the Nintendo Switch HOME Menu, will no longer be available.
    • You can continue to use the friend suggestion feature from your smart devices, Nintendo 3DS and Wii U.

Nintendo did not give a reason why it stopped supporting X on Switch. However, as mentioned above, Facebook integration will still be available for now.

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