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Nifty new features have arrived with the latest Switch system update

A detailed look at what's been added

Last night, the Switch got a firmware update that added in a slew of new features. We went through all of those in the official patch notes, but Nintendo has followed up today with a more wordy explanation of the tweaks and changes. You can read that in full below.

There’s a new ‘Nintendo Switch Online’ icon on your HOME Menu! In this new application you can access all of the features of Nintendo Switch Online, not to mention the latest information and details about your membership. You can even launch featured software directly from this menu if you already have the software installed on your console.

Automatically download save data on another console

If you enjoy playing the same games across more than one Nintendo Switch console, you can now enable automatic downloads on multiple consoles as part of Save Data Cloud**. Doing so means your save data will download automatically to your other console, so you can jump from one console to another and still pick up your game from where you left off.

Send screenshots and videos directly to your smart device or PC

Screenshots and videos of your favourite gaming moments can now be sent wirelessly to your smart device via your Nintendo Switch console. You can also connect your Nintendo Switch console to a PC or laptop using a USB cable to copy your screenshots and videos over to it.

Prioritise your downloads

If you’re downloading multiple games, demos, downloadable content or software updates at once, you can now choose which software you'd like the console to download first. It’s useful if there's a game you want to jump into as soon as possible while you wait for your other downloads to finish.

Show off your favourite Super Mario games with new user icons!

In recognition of the Super Mario Bros. 35th Anniversary, a variety of Mario looks are now available for your user icon.

And that’s not all! There’s also the option to name your saved button mapping presets and you can also see what games are popular amongst your friends by checking out the “Trending with Friends” section of your user page.

The latest Nintendo Switch system update that includes all these features is available to download now! If you’re not sure how to update your Nintendo Switch console, please visit our Support section for a step-by-step guide.

Categories: Press Releases, Consoles
Tags: eshop, switch

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