Nintendo announces Login and Image Sharing changes for October 2022

September 20, 2022

Nintendo announces it Facebook, Twitter, 3DS and Wii U are all going to see major changes this October.

Nintendo has announced that users will no more be able to log in to accounts on Facebook as well as Twitter accounts. Additionally, Image Share Services will become shut down for 3DS as well as Wii U systems. The changes are expected to go into effect on October 25, 2022.

Here are the two big announcements made by Nintendo’s tweet feed

The hyperlinks for further information don’t provide any details on the precise reason behind the changes. They simply outline how to manage these changes when they occur. But, some have speculated about a myriad of motives.

First of all, it is plausible to think that Nintendo could have eliminated the option to log in using Facebook or Twitter in order to protect themselves from hackers and enhance security. Also, the decision to end Image Share features for older devices such as Nintendo’s 3DS or Wii U may simply be the result of them not having regular usage.

These changes Nintendo announced today didn’t appear to impact the vast majority of gamers as evidenced by the varied responses on the Twitter posts. These were, however, still significant quality-of-life-related mechanisms that could signal an even bigger future for similar services.

Some enthusiasts are hoping for the return to the Miiverse. It was a popular social media platform that allowed players to share handwritten messages.

The Miiverse was completely removed in the year 2017 and the closest one will get to a similar experience is in Splatoon. Splatoonseries. Or, Nintendo is just cleaning up an old, dusty Image Sharing feature, or they are planning to introduce a new feature.

It’s important to remember the fact that “the discontinuation time may be pushed back due to system issues” according to the Nintendo official announcement. Additionally, images that are already shared via Facebook and Twitter won’t be removed following the change in service.


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