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Minor Miiverse Update Improves Options For Following, Screenshots and Videos

Posted by Thomas Whitehead

X marks the screenshot

Nintendo's bespoke Miiverse social network — on Wii U, 3DS, web browsers and with future plans for smart devices — has evolved a fair bit since its début with the Wii U launch in November 2012. As it's a web-based service it can be easily updated without down time or the need for gamers to download updates; as a result small changes happen on a fairly regular basis.

That's the case once again, with some more useful tweaks being made to improve the user experience. Below are the details as posted on Miiverse itself.

1 - All versions
You can now follow/unfollow other users directly from the Followers page, and no longer need to open their profile first.

2 - All versions
From now on, when posting in an area where it's not possible to attach screenshots, an icon of a screenshot with an X will be displayed. (Up until now, the screenshot icon was simply not displayed.)

3 - Wii U version only
We have added an icon below posted videos to play them in high quality. Note that if there is no HQ version available, this will just play the videos in normal quality.

The follow / unfollow change is welcome, especially as its a good way to keep up with other Nintendo gamers when Friend Lists are full, while high quality videos are always a nice bonus.

So there you have it, Miiverse has once again become that little bit better. Are you still enjoying Nintendo's social network?


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User Comments (32)



GuSolarFlare said:

good, it's a real mess when people go asking how to post screenshots exactly in communities that can't have screenshots posted(this includes me )



Tsurii said:

Hmm I guess they're preparing for Mario Kart TV with that HD feature, huh?



XCWarrior said:

Enjoy Miiverse, just wish more of my 90+ friends would use it. It's so much faster than launch, but I feel like most have forgotten about it.



Action51 said:

I am kinda 'meh' on the whole social media experience, but I do like Miiverse because it's not intrusive, and the community is nice with most trolls, stalkers, and psychos being rooted out.

  • Added features? Cool.


Nintenjoe64 said:

The thing I like most about Miiverse is that Nintendo don't take down anti-Nintendo posts. The thing I don't like is that the whole concept is largely ignored by Nintendo and developers and the users have only ever teamed up effectively to troll Ubisoft, petition for Bayonetta and ask for Nintendo to end region locking.

I wanna see a load of people protesting against the VC schedule!!



SheldonRandoms said:

I wish they would get rid of that "deleted by administrator" on your profile thing, because why, Why, WHY!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

(It's leg breaking, and must be gone)



MrWalkieTalkie said:

@6ch6ris6 Yes, but only special Miiverse users can post videos. Such as game devs sharing a trailer to a new game, or Iwata posting the latest Nintendo Direct, or some other Nintendo employee sharing some feed from gaming events such as E3.



datamonkey said:

This is nice but to be honest I'd prefer further improvements in speed of menu loading etc.

Going back to my Wii U after my PS4 makes it seem sooooo slow and sluggish. I still don't understand why it takes 15 seconds just to load the settings menu foe example!?



19Robb92 said:

Developers can post videos.

Sakurai have posted every new SSB trailer on Miiverse in a Miiverse post for example. And the New Super Mario Bros. developers post some amazing speed runs of levels in NSMBU from time to time.



FJOJR said:

Love taking screenshots thanks to the Wii U browser and Miiverse. If they ever let us take short clips for Vine or Instagram it would be cooler. Or allow us to take Wii and DS screenshots in a Wii & DS Miiverse community.



kyuubikid213 said:


It's going to be just a touch more awesome using Miiverse now.

I'm a little sad some communities don't allow for screenshots at all. Personally, I wish the YouTube community allowed screenshots from all games since it's the "general" community.

On that note, I wish there WAS a General Community. A place where we could all just talk about stuff.



PinkSpider said:

So can u post clips of the last 10 seconds of gameplay now, or something?
Because that would be fantastic and keep in line with the likes of ps4 and xbox1



Nik-Davies said:

@PinkSpider You can for Mario Kart TV and I believe you can for Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze. It's obviously something Nintendo are going to try and incorporate into most, if not all, of their games from now on. It's definitely something we'll see for Smash Bros.



PinkSpider said:

That is fantastic news, the wii u is getting better and better sadly no one else thinks so



DarkNinja9 said:

yeah alot of ppl dont use miiverse as much i noticed many getting banned for stupid little things like sharing their FC to there fans in the activity feed like wtf but eh i think they need to do more updates on Art Academy then miiverse it self now <.<



Shy_Guy said:

I don't use Miiverse,its mostly little 9-16 year olds looking for boyfriends/girlfriends on it.



Kolzig said:

I would hope in Miiverse that when viewing 3DS screenshots on a Wii U that the screenshots were bigger, like somehow upscaled or something. Those are currently so tiny...

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