Nintendo Switch Online 2.0 Update

The Nintendo Switch Online 2.0 Update has finally gone live across its Android and iOS apps, bringing along with it some necessary changes that hopefully and substantially improve the lives of Nintendo fans all around the world.

Nintendo Switch Online 2.0 Update

Nintendo Switch Online 2.0 Update

If you wake up to launching the Nintendo Switch Online app right on your phone this morning, it probably did not take that long for you to notice the changes. One of these changes is for you to be able to see which of your friends is online. This feature is something that you would normally see on your Nintendo Switch when you click on your profile icon.

The 2.0 update was overdue for 5 years, as the Nintendo Switch Online app launched with its namesake console in 2017 and only worked with games with online connectivity, that includes the super smash bros. Ultimate, Splatoon 2, and Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

This update could also come nearly a week after Nintendo gave the online service the missions and Rewards update, enabling players to make use of their My Nintendo Platinum Points in other to spend on digital and physical goods upon the completion of in-game missions.

What’s New with Nintendo Switch Online 2.0

Seeing who is online and who is yet to be online would not only be the change that you get to see on the Nintendo Switch online 2.0 update. Nintendo gave a post about a list of patch notes on the App Store (for iPhone), and Google Play Store (for Android) detailing other quality-of-life changes, including redesigning the app overall, changing your status-online settings, and viewing the code of your friend.

A friend can only be added to the way friends on Nintendo Switch Online, and more often than not users have to manually jot down their 12-digit code from the console before they get to share it with friends through text social media, or messages. Seeing the code of your friends would make it a lot easier to share it with your friends in other for them to add you to their switch console and vice versa.

All you are required to do is head over to settings located at the top right corner of the screen and simply copy and paste your code in other to send it to your friends via the messaging platform of your choice.


The Nintendo Switch Online app has been redesigned to welcome changes, as the user interface is a lot easier to navigate than it was using the original design. You get to see your friends list right on the top row and the service-friendly games on the bottom.

Also, you can change your online status and make it visible to all your friends, your select best friends, or just no one at all. Some other changes are minor and need not be mentioned, but we are hoping that the app would get more updates down along the line.


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