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Nintendo Switch Removes Twitter Integration

Nintendo Switch Removes Twitter Integration - News

by William D'Angelo , posted 5 days ago / 2,330 Views

Nintendo in the latest firmware update for the Nintendo Switch removed integration for Twitter on the console.

The option to "Post to Twitter" and to link a Twitter account have been removed from the Nintendo Switch.

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 patch notes for the firmware update below:

Ver. 18.1.0 (Released June 10, 2024)

  • The following updates were made for the discontinuation of X (formerly Twitter) integration:
    • The option to “Post to Twitter” when sharing from the Album in the Nintendo Switch HOME Menu was removed.
    • The ability to post Super Smash Bros. Ultimate screenshots from the Album in the Nintendo Switch HOME Menuu to Smash World in the Nintendo Switch Online smart device app was removed.
    • The option to link X (formerly Twitter) from “Settings” > “User Settings” > “Posting to Social Media” was removed.
  • The option to link social media accounts from “My Page” > “Friend Suggestions” was removed.
  • General system stability improvements to enhance the user's experience.

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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11 Comments
CaptainExplosion (5 days ago)

Nothing important was lost.

  • +10
TallSilhouette (5 days ago)

The genius businessman (Musk) at work again.

  • +3

Well, it isnt as if you become one of the world's wealthiest men by writing comments in Vgchartz

  • 0

Indeed. You do it by inheriting an Apartheid gem mine.

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I understand where you are coming from, and i respect that. But that argument falls flat when u take into consideration the amount of cases in history where people who came from very affluent families lost it all due to poor judgement when managing their riches (e.g the later Vanderbilts). I'm not dumb i know external factors play an important role when determining the future of a person, but I feel people tends to subconsciously paint a bleak, hopeless picture for their lives when they underestimate the amount of effort that people who they conventionally percieve as succesful actually put to be in that position, by thinking of it as a product of mere luck.

Actually, i see a parallel of that as to how we percieve politicians as a bunch of idiots that don't know what they are doing (they know exactly what they are doing)

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Leynos (5 days ago)

Put in Bluesky

  • +1
IMissTheNinja (4 days ago)

If limited access is the price to pay for freedom of speech, so be it

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"Freedom of speech." Musk micromanages Twitter content to a greater degree than Dorsey ever did.

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Tico (5 days ago)

Good!

Consoles have to be optimized for gaming and nothing else.

  • -4
firebush03 Tico (5 days ago)

man, I have to agree. that Twitter support really made a difference in how well the Switch played games! Nintendo was STRUGGLING to juggle all these balls!! But good thing they’ve gotten rid of it. Now Nintendo can focus a lot more on the gaming part of Switch. :)

  • +2
IMissTheNinja Tico (4 days ago)

Kids specially should not be using social media at all in the first place, but thats a completely different discussion

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