Online app

Switch owners can now send friend requests through the Switch Online app

The nintendo The Switch Online app has received a redesign that allows users to add friends and check friend requests from within the app.

As reported by The edgethe application designed for nintendo Switch Online subscribers, received its 2.2.0 update on the Apple App Store a day ago. The new version includes the ability to add friends on mobile as long as you have their friend code and the option to copy your friend code as a URL or present it as a QR code for others to read. . Despite these changes, players still cannot accept friend requests from a mobile device; they will need to log into their Switch to do this, according to Mac 9to5. As a result of these new features, the app now requires iOS 14 or later. The most recent version of iOS is 15.6.

The Nintendo Switch Online app allows users with a Switch Online subscription to view their friends list and online data for select games, including Splatoon 2 and Animal Crossing: New Horizons. The app also allowed voice chat with friends, although the process was more complicated and much less streamlined than competing voice services like Discord. Gamers have also complained about Nintendo’s insistence on sticking to friend codes instead of the username-based platforms that Microsoft and sony use on their consoles, although Nintendo’s system allows for additional security for younger users.

To download the application on a Apple device, make sure you have at least iOS 14 by going to Settings > General > About and checking the number labeled “Software Version”.