Nintendo is ending support for logins and account creation via Twitter or Facebook (via Eurogamer). Starting October 25, you’ll need to sign in using your Nintendo Account username and password or through your linked Google or Apple account.
If you are prompted to log in again once the new policy takes effect, simply enter the email address or username associated with your Nintendo Account to log in. You can also use your Google or Apple account (since you have already linked to your Nintendo account).
As of 10/25/2022, it will no longer be possible to sign in to a Nintendo Account using a Facebook or Twitter account. We apologize for any inconvenience.
More information on the connection from 25/10/2022: https://t.co/hxcwFP1O9s
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) September 20, 2022
In addition to making logging in easier, linking your account to Twitter or Facebook also makes adding friends easier, as Nintendo can find potential users to add from either account. But since Nintendo updated its Switch Online mobile app to make adding friends easier, you don’t really need Twitter or Facebook to streamline the process.
Additionally, Nintendo has announced that it will also be getting rid of Image Sharing on the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS on October 25th, which means you will no longer be able to post images to Twitter or Facebook via Facebook. one or the other device. Any images or comments posted after the shutdown will remain available on Twitter or Facebook. This isn’t much of a surprise, as Nintendo has been slowly cutting functionality from the 3DS and Wii U, with both respective eShops due to close on March 27, 2023. It’s unclear if you’ll still be able to share directly images of the Switch on Twitter or Facebook, but we’ve reached out to Nintendo to clarify and will update this article if we hear back.