Nintendo Switch Firmware Update Removes Twitter With June Patch
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Nintendo Switch Firmware Update Removes Twitter With June Patch

Nintendo warned us that Twitter integration would be removed from the Switch on June 10, 2024, and a new firmware patch takes it out in update 18.1.0. It also makes a number of changes related to the social media platform now known as X. 

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There are technically three changes that apply to Twitter (now X) and the Nintendo Switch in the patch notes. The first is that options to “post to Twitter” are completely gone. You also can’t tie your X account to your system so you can post screenshots or videos to social media. Finally, the Friend Suggestions area in My Page doesn’t let you link any accounts anymore. Even if you haven’t updated the firmware, however, the option to share a screenshot to social media will only show Facebook as a possibility.

One of the other changes involves the Nintendo Switch Online app, however. In the past, Smash World let people get Super Smash Bros Ultimate from there. That support is now gone. 

Here are the full patch notes for the update that brings Switch firmware to 18.1.0: 

  • 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.

People can still retrieve screenshots from their Switch via scanning a QR code to get them from a mobile device or via social media sites like Facebook.

The Nintendo Switch is available worldwide, and the patch that will update the firmware to 18.1.0 is live worldwide.

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