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Nintendo Removes All ‘X’ Twitter Integration on Switch in Latest Update

Nintendo has rolled out the latest Switch system software update 18.1.0 which officially removes X integration from the console. The company announced it would be losing the ability to post screenshots directly to Twitter (now known as X) last month and the new update makes it official.

The update not only removes the feature from the system itself but also from the Album app, Smash World, Switch Online app and Splatoon 2. The update also removes the ability to link social media accounts to the console for friend suggestions.

Of course, the new Switch system update also brings with it “stability improvements”. Here are all the patch notes:

Switch update version 18.1.0 patch notes

  • 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 Menu 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.

The update is now live for all Switch owners and will need to be installed to access all functionality on the console.

Nintendo joins the likes of both Sony and Microsoft who have also since removed X integration from the PS5, PS4 and Xbox Series X/S. The removals came after X started charging crazy amounts of money to access the feature as part of the API.

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