The days of posting images from your Nintendo 3DS system or Wii U console straight to social media are apparently coming to an end.

Earlier today, Nintendo announced that 3DS and Wii U Image Share services will be discontinued starting October 25th, 2022. This means users will no longer be able to share images directly from these devices to sites like Facebook and Twitter, although images and comments already posted before the discontinuation date will remain available.


Nintendo has also announced that, beginning on the same date of October 25th, 2022, Nintendo Account holders will no longer be able to sign into their account by linking their Facebook or Twitter credentials. Ongoing login access will still be available to those using a Google or Apple account. After October 25th, all Nintendo Account holders will have to use their email address or Nintendo sign-in ID and their password, or sign in using a Google or Apple account. The new sign-in change will also affect users’ ability to participate in My Nintendo Points missions which require linking a Nintendo Account to a Facebook or Twitter account.

Nintendo has provided an FAQ section on their announcement page to answer further questions about this upcoming change.


Both discontinuations are subject to being pushed back to a later date if any system issues arise.

Did you ever use Nintendo’s Image Share service on the 3DS or Wii U? What do you think of the upcoming discontinuation? How about the changes to Nintendo Account sign-in options? Let us know down below!

Source: Nintendo (1, 2)

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