Nintendo Switch halts X sharing, Facebook next?

Switch users will no longer be able to share screenshots and videos on X (formerly Twitter) as of June 10th.

The video gaming company shared that users will lose the ability to post screenshots and videos from their Nintendo Switch's Album or send friend requests to social media via the Friend Suggestion feature.

While users can still post content on Facebook, this feature may also be discontinued in the future.

The posting features will be adjusted for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Splatoon 2, and Splatoon 3.

"As part of Nintendo's planned discontinuation of sharing content to X from the Nintendo Switch, from June 11th, users will need to download Switch gameplay media directly to their smartphones and share it natively on our platform," responded xGaming account after Nintendo broke the news on social media.

In March 2023, X implemented API changes that meant companies could be paying thousands of dollars per month for them to be able to access X's application programming interface (API), which allows two or more computer programs to communicate with each other.

So, while the gaming company didn’t name the exact reason for ending its integration with X, it’s following in the footsteps of other companies that no longer support sharing with Elon Musk’s platform. Microsoft Xbox did the same in May of 2023, and Sony PlayStation a few months later in November.