Nintendo Will Officially Remove its Twitter/X Integration

X logo, formerly known as Twitter (Photo from X)

Nintendo has officially announced that they will remove Twitter/X integration from Switch, Switch OLED, and Switch Lite.

These changes will apply starting on June 10, 2024.

They are referring to the fact that Switch users won’t be able to post screenshots and in-game videos to Twitter/X directly from their console. Unfortunately, this also means they won’t be able to send friend requests to social media through the Friend Suggestions feature.

While most Nintendo users will be unaffected by this change, the same can’t be said for those who linked their Twitter/X to their Switch accounts.

According to their official blog post, the company will also make minor changes to specific games with Twitter/X features. One such game will be Splatoon 3. Players won’t be able to post on Twitter/X and Facebook through the game’s mailbox in Splatsville, Inkopolis Plaza, or Inkopolis Square.

Splatoon 2 will also undergo the same changes. Thus, posting on Twitter/X through the mailbox in Inkopolis Square will be impossible.

Nintendo will also make minor changes to Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Nintendo noted that if users wish to share their in-game Nintendo content on various social media, they could do so through a smart device wirelessly or through a PC via USB cable.

Netizen’s Reactions

While a few are understandably irritated at these changes, most are blaming Twitter’s head Elon Musk.

This isn’t the first time a gaming console removed their Twitter/X integration. On November 6, Sony informed its users that they wouldn’t be able to post on Twitter through their PlayStation 4 and 5 consoles. Sure enough, after eight days, they deleted this built-in feature.

Furthermore, Microsoft did the same thing with their Xbox consoles before Sony’s announcement. Hence, it wasn’t surprising that netizens predicted Nintendo’s announcement today since last year.

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