The Nintendo Switch has been around for almost four years now, and despite dedicated buttons for taking screenshots on controllers, the process of sharing snapshots has always been a challenge. This has been fixed in the latest firmware update, version 11.0.0, which adds several new improvements.
In the past, if users wanted to share screenshots online, they had to first upload them from their Switch device to their personal Facebook or Twitter account. It was possible to make these messages private and then access them on other devices and access the screenshots. This is pretty tiresome.
Nintendo has now added a Send to Smartphone option when accessing the Album section on Switch and selecting screenshots.
With this option, you will need to scan a QR code with your mobile device to connect it to your Nintendo Switch, and then scan another to start transferring screenshots and videos.
What’s more, users can now transfer these snapshots directly to their computer via USB. When the two devices are connected, go to System Preferences> Data Management> Manage Screenshots and Videos to transfer files between devices.
Some of the other updates mentioned above include the ability to access Nintendo Switch Online services directly from the home screen and a new Trends section on the Online User Page that shows games currently playing or recently played by friends.
Users can now choose which download to prioritize when multiple downloads are running simultaneously, and for those using their account on multiple Nintendo devices, a new feature has been implemented that automatically downloads backup save data for all systems from the cloud.
The update should happen automatically, but if it doesn’t, connect your Nintendo Switch system to Wi-Fi and then go to System Preferences> System> System Update to start the process manually.