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Miiverse Update Paves The Way For 3DS Version

Posted by Thomas Whitehead

Wii U and browser versions updated

As many will already know, Miiverse will arrive on 3DS in a December system update, which will join shared eShop funds and Nintendo Network ID integration on the portable. Nintendo has today issued an update on the Wii U and browser-based iterations of Miiverse as early preparations for the new arrival.

Due to the imminent arrival of many 3DS-centric communities and users, the update notice outlines three changes to the service.

1. New display options in the community list

You can now display more communities at once, with the newest communities displayed first. You can also use a filter to display communities based on categories such as “Wii U software”, “Virtual Console” and so on.

2. A change to the profile page

Your profile no longer displays the total number of Yeahs you have given. However, you can still see the number of Yeahs on individual posts.

3. A change to the default display setting within a community

Until now, when you entered a community, the newest posts were displayed first. From now on, posts by people who have played the game will be displayed by default.

One change not detailed in the update message is that you can no longer easily save copies of images from Miiverse posts when using the browser version, which is a pity.

As Miiverse is a web-based service Nintendo can update at will without lengthy downloads and disruptions, so we'd expect more tweaks as the 3DS iteration arrives. Let us know what you think of these adjustments, and whether you're looking forward to Miiverse on the 3DS, below.


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User Comments (43)



PinkSpider said:

@ThomasBW84 when u say you can no longer easily save images anymore what do u mean? I loved saving the images is it still possible or just more complicated?



Warruz said:

@PinkSpider if you really want to save an image just upload it to some place to store it anyway. Miiverse down scales the quality while if you just upload it to somewhere directly it will be full quality.



ThomasBW84 said:

@PinkSpider Before you could right click on an image (such as the Smash Bros. Sakurai screens) and either open in a new tab of just save from there, now you can't



Tedikuma said:

Nice updates, although not being able to save full images from the web version is a bummer. I used that to save artwork I created in Art Academy.



Warruz said:

@Pinkspider Just got to any img hosting service you prefer or really any place you can upload a media file instead of going to miiverse. Then when it asks to upload an img you will have w/e is displayed on either screen as an option not scaled down.



Warruz said:

So will we be able to take screenshots on the 3DS now and post to miiverse?



jpelgrom said:

@ThomasBW84 You still can fetch the screenshots somewhat easily though;
1. Press F12 to open the developer options for a webpage (IE, Chrome) or Ctrl + Shift + K (Firefox)
2. Click on the screenshot (don't forget to click on the search glass first in Chrome)
3. You'll see a link to the screenshot



SanderEvers said:

@jpelgrom Or (in Chrome):

1 Right click an image and select "Inspect element"
2 In the developer options, open the div containing the screenshot (it's selected).
3 select the url in the img tag

You'll now see the image in the developer console, right click the image and chose "Open image in new tab"



JuanitoShet said:

I can't wait for it. I'll be able to communicate with friends again like I used to in SwapNote before Nintendo went mommy-and-daddy about it.



Tedikuma said:

@WiiUExposed True. An even better way is to check the page's source code and pull the image URL that way. Just search for "screenshot-container".



Alshain01 said:

@ThomasBW84 Not sure what you mean about not being able to save images from the Browser Miiverse. I can do it in Firefox, and why would you use any other browser?



Alshain01 said:

@Warruz You can't upload images from the Wii U anywhere. You can't even save them except in Miiverse (which is stupid really)



Warruz said:

@Alshain01 Yes you can. Go in game and and hit the home button, then go to say and press upload. How do you think i got these AC4 screenshots in 720p? I dont have a recording device(yet).



IKAY said:

You still can't make or answer friend requests in the web version...

So having friends will be an WiiU exclusive feature? (Or at least for the ones who have a WiiU, but thats the same in fact)



Alshain01 said:

@IKAY they have already stated the 3DS will not be getting the Wii U friends list in this update (more stupidity IMO)



AVahne said:

Sort of. You won't be able to communicate through private messages, so don't expect much communication with your friends.



Dr_42o said:

You can also use the printscreen key to copy what is being displayed on the screen, in windows. Then, go to a photo editing program and Paste. Trim the image out manually and save as whatever file format is available.



Pit-Stain said:

Glad they removed the yeah bar, finally no more yeah beggers!

Also, can't wait for Miiverse for 3DS. I can finally post stuff about Pokémon X/Y!



SCAR said:

Any image hosting website will do. I use photobucket to to get Wii U screen shots online.



SanderEvers said:

@Kaze_Memaryu Yeah, I created it for the reason that I didn't want to share the pictures and I wanted it to be light-weight so I could use it easily on the Wii U / 3DS.



kyuubikid213 said:

For a Miiverse update, I would like them to connect 3DS Miiverse messaging to the Wii U messaging.

I know that would involve them having messaging on the 3DS Miiverse anyway, but they could cut down on genitals being sent around by not allowing drawing on the 3DS Miiverse. The character limitation will prevent the image from being detailed or realistic and they could also get rid of the screenshot sharing on the 3DS version since it can't do that yet anyway.



IKAY said:

@SanderEvers Sounds nice, but on the 3DS I can only send pictures, saved on my 3DS. No screenshots. Tried it with my StreetPass-Plaza...

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