Your Switch also just left Twitter


It seems that Nintendo, like everyone else, has finally had enough of the toxicity, engagement breeding, NSFW responses, and utter randomness of the For You channel. The latest Nintendo Switch firmware update removed all integration with X (formerly Twitter), Elon Musk’s social network.

From June 10, you will no longer be able to post screenshots to X from your Switch or link your X and Nintendo accounts. Nintendo has also removed the ability to send friend requests and followers on all social media platforms. To prove that it has nothing personal against Elon, Nintendo suggested that photo sharing via Facebook could also be removed “at a later date.”

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If you want to share photos from your Switch’s photo album on the X, you now need to first transfer them to another device – either via a USB connection to your computer, or wirelessly (using Nintendo’s quite clever QR code system) to your clever device.

Nintendo is actually the last platform holder to turn away from X integration; Microsoft and Sony disabled the feature on Xbox and PlayStation consoles respectively last year. It’s likely that the console developers left X for a reason Exorbitant API fees imposed by Musk, which could result in companies paying more than $40,000 a month for rarely used features.

At the time of writing, Nintendo has not yet included links to its Bluesky and Mastodon accounts on its profile page.

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