Nintendo ending Facebook & Twitter account login support in October
Nintendo had some bad news to share today for people who use their linked Facebook or Twitter accounts to sign in to their Nintendo Account, as it’ll no longer be possible to do this starting on October 25. After October 25, you’ll be required to use the email address or username associated with your Nintendo Account in order to sign in.
As of 10/25/2022, it will no longer be possible to sign in to a Nintendo Account using a Facebook or Twitter account. We apologize for any inconvenience.
More info on signing in from 10/25/2022:https://t.co/hxcwFP1O9s
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) September 20, 2022
Not only will you no longer be able to sign in using your Facebook and Twitter accounts, you also won’t be able to participate in My Nintendo missions tied to linking your Nintendo Account to your Facebook or Twitter account in order to earn My Nintendo Points after October 25. As such, it might be worthwhile knocking those My Nintendo missions out while you still can.
With that being said, it’s nice to hear that you’ll still be able to do things like sign in or create a new Nintendo Account using your Google or Apple accounts. Nintendo also shared instructions on signing in after October 25 using your Nintendo Account email address, or Sign-In ID, and password. Note the password will need to be the one for your Nintendo Account specifically, not your Facebook or Twitter password (unless they’re the same, of course).
For more on signing into your Nintendo Account after October 25, be sure to read through the information shared by Nintendo on its support site. Now that you’re caught up with Nintendo’s upcoming changes tied to singing into your Nintendo Account, we’re curious to hear your thoughts. Are you someone who prefers using Facebook or Twitter to sign in? Let us know in Chatty!
For more Nintendo news, feel free to read through some of our previous coverage including Kirby’s Return to Dream Land Deluxe coming to Switch in February 2023, and The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom getting a May 2023 release date.