Nintendo’s online services are famed for being behind the curve, and the Nintendo Switch is no different. Despite internet browsers having been made available during the lifespan of Nintendo DS, Wii, Nintendo 3DS and Wii U consoles, the Nintendo Switch has launched without any such software. There is, however, a way to browse Facebook without the need for a standardised browser.
Though Facebook is the only website available, it’s still a fully functioning version of the social network. You can read your timeline, watch videos, like, share and comment on content and conduct your Facebook business just as if you were browsing on a desktop PC. In order to access this functionality follow the simple guide from Switch Streamers below:
1. Open the ‘System Settings’ menu.
2. Select your user account.
3. Select ‘Posting on Social Networks’.
4. Through the screenshot sharing menu, you’ll have the option to authenticate a Facebook account (if you have already done this, you’ll need to unlink your account).
5. Opt to connect a Facebook, but instead of signing in here hit the Facebook logo in the top left of the screen.
6. Log-in as normal and enjoy browsing Facebook!
The Nintendo Switch allows for touchscreen input through this restricted browser, but can also be navigated with the left analogue stick and face buttons.
Have you taken a look through Facebook on your Nintendo Switch? How do you feel about the console launching without a browser? Let us know in the comments below!