Update: You will also be unable to link your Facebook or Twitter account to your Nintendo Account, even on Nintendo Switch.
Here is the information on what's changing from Nintendo:
As of October 25 , 2022, it will no longer be possible to link a Facebook or Twitter account to a Nintendo Account.
- This means that it will no longer be possible to use a Facebook or Twitter account to sign in to a Nintendo Account, or to create a new Nintendo Account using a Facebook or Twitter account.
- You will still be able to sign in or create a new Nintendo Account with your Google or Apple account.
- It will also no longer be possible to participate in My Nintendo missions that involve linking your Nintendo Account to a Facebook or Twitter account to earn My Nintendo Points.
- The discontinuation time may be pushed back due to system issues.
We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause to those who have been using a Facebook or Twitter account to sign in to their Nintendo Account.
Original article: Nintendo has revealed that two more features are being discontinued on the 3DS and Wii U as the company prepares to end support for both consoles and close the 3DS and Wii U eShop in March 2023.
From 25th October 2022, you'll no longer be able to sign into your Nintendo Account by linking Facebook or Twitter on your 3DS or Wii U, or share screenshots using the 3DS and Wii U Image Share feature to these two social media platforms.
- Further reading - When Does The 3DS And Wii U eShop Close? Nintendo eShop Closure Guide
If you currently use Facebook or Twitter to sign into your Nintendo Account on the 3DS or Wii U now, Nintendo has advised that you'll need to sign in with your email and password instead, or sign in via Apple or Google (support is remaining for these two for now).
This is the latest change to the Wii U and 3Ds after eShop card functionality was removed in August. Nintendo has stated that these changes may well be delayed if there are system issues, but we're already saying goodbye to social media integration with our consoles!
We're not really ready to say goodbye to these consoles, and we don't think we will be by next March either. We'll always have our physical games, at least.
Will you miss either of these features? Let us know in the comments!