How to Share Your Nintendo Switch Gameplay Online

MakeUseOf | 5/14/2019 | Simon Batt
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Sharing your gameplay with friends is always fun, but sharing your Nintendo Switch gameplay can be tricky. Thankfully, with a little ingenuity, you can freely share your Switch media online.

In this article, we explain how to share your Nintendo Switch gameplay online, in the form of screenshots and videos.

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You may have already noticed that the Nintendo Switch’s Album software allows you to share photos on Facebook or Twitter. While this can be useful, setting up an account on the Nintendo Switch can be fiddly, and it doesn’t allow you to share the image elsewhere online. It also uploads the pictures in poor quality, which is annoying for people who want crisp photos.

If you want to share media without using the Album app, you’ll need a Micro SD card and a device that can read them. Micro SD cards usually come with SD “docks” that fit SD card-sized ports, so if you own a PC or laptop with a regular SD card slot, you’re good to go. If you need to buy one, note these mistakes to avoid when buying a Micro SD card.

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If you’re having trouble finding where the Micro SD card goes on the Nintendo Switch, lift the “leg” on the back of the console. You’ll find the Micro SD slot underneath.

Taking a screenshot on your Nintendo Switch is very easy. When something picture-worthy happens in-game, press the Capture button on your controller. If you’re using a Joy-Con, it’s the square button underneath the arrow buttons. If you’re using the Pro Controller, it’s the square button underneath the minus button.

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You’ll hear a camera shutter, and the Nintendo Switch...
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