Nintendo removes connectivity features with Facebook and Twitter

What you need to know:

  • Nintendo began implementation of social media connectivity starting with the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U.
  • In recent announcements, Nintendo plans to discontinue image sharing features on Facebook and Twitter 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 removing itself from the social media landscape in certain ways, according to some announcements made by the company. One feature of the Nintendo 3DS or Nintendo Wii U was that players could share in-game photos and screenshots via Facebook and Twitter. This provided an opportunity for conversation after Nintendo’s own social media platform, Miiverse, ended. 

However, the company announced in a tweet that this service would no longer be available starting in October. According to the Nintendo support page, “Images and comments already posted to Facebook and Twitter will remain available even after the discontinuation of the service.”

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