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Nintendo is Ending Twitter Integration for the Nintendo Switch

Nintendo is Ending Twitter Integration for the Nintendo Switch - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 09 May 2024 / 2,952 Views

Nintendo announced it will be ending integration for Twitter as well as the ability to send friend requests to friends on social media from in the Nintendo Switch friend suggestions feature on June 10.

This means the ability to post screenshots and videos to Twitter from the Album in the Nintendo Switch HOME Menu will no longer be available to do. The ability to post screenshots and videos to Facebook will continue to be available.

Nintendo also announced the "ability to post Super Smash Bros. Ultimate screenshots from the Album in the Nintendo Switch HOME Menu to Smash World, in the Nintendo Switch Online smart device app, will also become unavailable."

PlayStation and Xbox ended support for Twitter last year. This follows Twitter charging company nearly $40,000 more per month to access Twitter's API, which is needed for integration.

Read the announcement post below:

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

This impacts the following services:

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

We sincerely thank players for using this feature over the years.


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012 and taking over the hardware estimates in 2017. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel. You can contact the author on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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6 Comments
Jumpin (on 09 May 2024)

Twitter is now known to Nintendo as the ex.

  • +12
Hiku (on 09 May 2024)

Elon alienating all 3 major consoles because he got in over his head and tries to find ridiculous ways to monetize that drives people away.

  • +10
KLAMarine (on 09 May 2024)

I forgot this was even a thing.

  • +4
CaptainExplosion (on 09 May 2024)

It feels like Nintendo has come full circle from that old Tweet with Wario saying "Twitter stinks! I'm leaving!".

  • +3
Darwinianevolution (on 09 May 2024)

The Switch had Twitter integration? But the Switch doesn't even have a web browser...

  • 0

It does just no app to access it directly but you can indirectly with Twitter/Facebook and some games like Warframe.

  • +1