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Nintendo: a big update announced, here’s what will change

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Regularly, the various manufacturers of video game consoles deploy updates to correct the problems of their products or to add functionalities to them. Some are essential, others lighter. Despite everything, they testify to the support of the manufacturers with regard to their consoles, and especially to the feedback from the players. Shortly, Nintendo is going to deploy a big update, here’s what it will change.

a big update

Last week, Nintendo delighted fans of its productions with a full Nintendo Direct. No big surprises on the horizon, but information on Bayonneta 3, Pikmin 4as well as the announcement of Fire Emblem Engage and the revelation of the title of the one hitherto known as Breath of the Wild 2 : Tears of the Kingdom. After the software part, Nintendo took advantage of this week to expand quickly on the hardware part.

No Nintendo Switch Pro in sight, obviously, but a big update to be expected. And for good reason, as of October 25, you will no longer be able to log into your Nintendo Account through a Facebook or Twitter account. From this date, you will have to remember your identifiers, or log in via an associated Google or Apple account. A detailed update below:

Notification of removing the option to log in to your Nintendo Account with an associated Facebook or Twitter account

As of October 25, 2022, it will no longer be possible to link a Facebook or Twitter account to your Nintendo Account.

  • It will no longer be possible to use a Facebook or Twitter account to create a new Nintendo Account.
  • You will still be able to sign in or create a new Nintendo Account with your Google or Apple Account.
  • On the other hand, it will no longer be possible to earn My Nintendo points by associating a Facebook or Twitter account with your Nintendo account.
  • Deletion may be delayed due to technical issues.

We apologize for users accustomed to logging into their Nintendo Account with a Facebook or Twitter account for the inconvenience.

How to log in after removing this option

Once this option is removed, it will no longer be possible to use a Facebook or Twitter account to sign in to a Nintendo Account.

If you’re using a device where you’re already signed in to your Nintendo Account, you may be able to continue using your account without having to sign in again. However, if the login screen is displayed, you can:

    • Be sure to use your Nintendo Account password, not your Facebook or Twitter account password.
  • Sign in with your Google or Apple account.

Be sure to check out our step-by-step instructions for signing in to your Nintendo Account.

The removal of the option to connect to a Nintendo account via a Twitter or Facebook account is not the only announcement made by the Japanese publisher. Indeed, from the same date,it will no longer be possible to use the Nintendo 3DS Image Sharing and Wii U Image Sharing services to post images to Facebook and Twitter“. An interruption of services which may still affect some players.

Notice of Discontinuation of Nintendo 3DS Image Sharing and Wii U Image Sharing

As of October 25, 2022, it will no longer be possible to use Nintendo 3DS Image Sharing and Wii U Image Sharing to post images to Facebook and Twitter.

  • It will no longer be possible to share images from Nintendo 3DS systems or Wii U systems.
  • Images and comments already posted on Facebook and Twitter will remain available even after the service is discontinued.
  • It is possible that the service interruption may be postponed for technical reasons.

Thank you for using the Image Sharing service.

At what point are you affected by this update? Feel free to respond to us via the comment section below.

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