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.”
Nintendo 3DS and Wii U Image Share services will be discontinued on 10/25/2022. Thank you for supporting these services. More info: https://t.co/2Ffp0062EGSeptember 20, 2022
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.
As of 10/25/2022, it will no longer be possible to log into a Nintendo Account using a Facebook or Twitter account. We apologize for any inconvenience. More information on the connection from 25/10/2022: https://t.co/18Qx1Wewm8September 20, 2022
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.