A new Instagram test removes shopping tab from the home screen

Meta is making it harder to find the Shop tab on Instagram with its latest test. In the new test, the Shop tab has been removed from the app’s Home Screen and is instead hidden underneath Settings. The Shop tab used to be on the bottom navigation bar.

Some users first reported the change on Twitter, noting that the Notifications tab replaced the Shop tab. However, TechCrunch found that the Messages tab had taken its place instead, indicating there may be multiple tests underway.

A Meta spokesperson confirmed to TechCrunch that the company is testing different versions.

“As part of our continued work to simplify your Instagram experience, we are testing a few changes to the main navigation bar at the bottom of the app with a small number of people,” they told us.

Social media has become a valuable revenue stream for online sellers. Instagram launched Shops in 2020, giving users more ways to buy products within the app. The Shop tab was then moved to the Home Screen later that year, helping creators and small businesses promote their merchandise easier. In 2021, Instagram introduced ads on the Shop tab.

Taking away the Shop tab from the main navigation bar could hurt some online stores that use Instagram Shops as a source of income. While it’s not removed from the app completely, it’s a lot harder to find. Instagram has other ways to shop throughout the app, however, whether that be in the feed, stories, or reels.

It appears that Instagram is becoming less aggressive with its e-commerce feature. Instagram notified staff in an internal memo earlier this month that the company would be testing a simpler version of the feature, The Information reported. The reason for this was due to a shift in “company priorities,” the memo said.

It’s possible that the Shop tab wasn’t as successful as Instagram hoped. Some users who noticed the test were happy to see the shopping feature be removed from their Home Screens, we noticed.

Meta tested other features this month, including a new monetization feature for creators, a nudity filter, and a repost feature.

A new Instagram test removes shopping tab from the home screen by Lauren Forristal originally published on TechCrunch

Twitter allows more researchers to access platform data

Earlier this year, Twitter launched the Twitter Moderation Research Consortium (TMRC), a group of experts from across academia, civil society, nongovernmental organizations and journalism dedicated to studying Twitter’s platform governance issues. Previously, membership in the TMRC was limited to select trusted partners, but Twitter today began offering all researchers the chance to apply.

To be accepted into the TMRC, applicants must prove that they’re affiliated with one of several eligible organizations, have prior experience for “data-driven” analysis and a specific public interest use case for the data, and use “industry-standard” systems for safeguarding their research. Those ineligible include undergraduate students, industry and government officials and groups who’d planned to share the TMRC’s data with governments or other outside parties.

Twitter notes that successful applicants will be “researchers with a demonstrable history of independent research” or who’ve met criteria that “demonstrate an ability to be entrusted with the TMRC’s data and to pursue research for a qualified purpose.”

Once admitted, newly minted members of the TMRC will gain access to an archive of Twitter operations data dating back to 2018. Twitter says that it’ll continue to support disclosures of data pertaining to “persistent platform manipulation campaigns” — specifically content posted in violation of its manipulation and spam policy — and in the future share data about other policy areas (e.g. tweets that have been labeled as potentially misleading) with all TMRC members.

“By providing academics and researchers with access to specific, granular data (not just aggregated reports), we enable them to find insights and contextualize information in a way that increases the visibility of the reports themselves,” Yoel Roth, head of safety and integration at Twitter, wrote in a blog post. “Our goal is to remain transparent about the activity we identify on Twitter while addressing the considerable safety, security, and integrity challenges that come with disclosures of this kind.”

To date, the TMRC has operated in a pilot capacity, sharing Twitter data with members including the Stanford Internet Observatory about accounts that the social network removed in connection with platform manipulation and state-backed information operations. In March, Twitter announced it would expand the effort somewhat by providing “targeted” Twitter usage data around the war in Ukraine with researchers for analysis.

While Twitter has pledged to practice greater transparency through projects like the TMRC, critics contend that the company has mismanaged and misrepresented its data-sharing policies in the past. In a complaint recently filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Twitter’s former security chief, Peiter “Mudge” Zatko, accused the company of misleading the public on its security practices, permitting Indian government agents to access internal data and hiring employees working behalf of foreign intelligence agencies, including Saudi Arabia’s.

Twitter allows more researchers to access platform data by Kyle Wiggers originally published on TechCrunch

Florida escalates the fight over a controversial social media law to the Supreme Court

After an appeals court struck down key portions of a state law designed to prevent social media companies from freely making content moderation decisions, Florida wants the Supreme Court to weigh in.

Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody filed a petition Wednesday asking the highest court in the land to wade into the issue after two federal appeals courts issued contradictory rulings.

In Florida, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit determined that it was unconstitutional for the state to prevent social media companies from issuing bans to political figures. While the court struck down most of the Florida law, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit just upheld a parallel law in Texas known as House Bill 20, ruling that it did not violate social media sites’ First Amendment rights.

In Florida, Senate Bill 7072 prohibits platforms for banning or deprioritizing candidates for state office as well as news outlets above a certain size threshold. The law would open social media companies up to lawsuits when users or the state determine that they moderated content or user accounts in a way that violated the spirit of the law.

Unlike in Texas, the court that examined the Florida law found that social media companies fell under the First Amendment when it comes to making decisions about moderating content.

“We conclude that social media platforms’ content-moderation activities — permitting, removing, prioritizing, and deprioritizing users and posts — constitute ‘speech’ within the meaning of the First Amendment,” the panel of judges wrote in the court ruling.

Netchoice, an industry group representing Meta, Google, Twitter and other tech companies, projected confidence that the Supreme Court would resolve the state-level fight over content moderation in its favor, though how things will shake out is ultimately difficult to predict.

“We agree with Florida that the U.S. Supreme Court should hear this case…” NetChoice Vice President and General Counsel Carl Szabo said. “We look forward to seeing Florida in Court and having the lower court’s decision upheld. We have the Constitution and over a century of precedent on our side.”

Florida escalates the fight over a controversial social media law to the Supreme Court by Taylor Hatmaker originally published on TechCrunch

NyQuil chicken isn’t actually a TikTok trend

It’s about time that we learn the difference between what’s a viral trend, and what’s just one person posting a meme that goes viral.

For the sake of humanity, let’s count our lucky stars: NyQuil chicken is not a real threat to public health. But this week, the FDA issued a warning about what the agency perceived as a TikTok challenge encouraging users to cook raw chicken in a pool of NyQuil, a sleep-inducing cold medicine.

“Boiling a medication can make it much more concentrated and change its properties in other ways. Even if you don’t eat the chicken, inhaling the medication’s vapors while cooking could cause high levels of the drugs to enter your body,” the FDA wrote. “Put simply: Someone could take a dangerously high amount of the cough and cold medicine without even realizing it.”

But if you search phrases like “sleepy chicken recipe” on TikTok, almost every video is a duet or a stitch-style expression of outrage. Users will share a clip of the same video of one person cooking chicken in NyQuil, then add a clip of themselves reacting to how absolutely absurd it is.

This isn’t a TikTok challenge so much as a recycled, cursed meme that dates back to 4chan in 2017, and was almost definitely posted by a troll. Since then, the idea of “sleepy chicken” has periodically resurfaced on sites like YouTube, and even earlier this year, doctors warned teens against making their own NyQuil-infused meals.

Now, such viral YouTube videos have been deleted, and if you try searching for certain terms related to NyQuil chicken, TikTok will redirect you to a resources page. But it’s too easy to get around these filters — just try searching NyQuil.

Image Credits: TikTok, screenshot by TechCrunch

To be clear: cooking food in NyQuil is a very bad idea. But we don’t have any actual evidence to support that kids are doing this.

This wouldn’t be the first time that a few gruesome TikToks have been blown out of proportion. Last fall, a “slap a teacher” trend appeared to go viral, which supposedly encouraged students to… slap their teachers. That sounds awful, but many were dubious of this trend actually existing. Months later, The Washington Post found that Facebook, with its increasing concerns about TikTok’s growing dominance, paid the Republican consulting firm Targeted Victory to discredit TikTok. As part of the initiative, Targeted Victory apparently made up the “slap a teacher” trend to sow anxiety around TikTok’s impact on teens.

That doesn’t mean that TikTok trends — real or fake — don’t have consequences. One ten-year-old died while holding her breath for a “blackout challenge.”

Social platforms should take precautions to nip harmful viral trends in the bud before they can spread too far, but this isn’t an issue endemic to TikTok. Rather, it’s a problem of media literacy. We are smart enough (I hope) to know that eating NyQuil chicken is a bad idea — and health warnings aside, it would probably taste horrible! But we also need to know how to tell whether or not widespread panic about a viral trend is actually legitimate.

In practice, the FDA’s warning won’t stop people from eating NyQuil chicken. Instead, the government agency just transformed a fringe 4chan meme into a mainstream health concern.

NyQuil chicken isn’t actually a TikTok trend by Amanda Silberling originally published on TechCrunch

TikTok’s new #BookTok feature lets you tag Penguin Random House titles in videos

One of the most popular communities on TikTok is #BookTok, which is a made up of users who discuss books and share their recommendations with others. TikTok is aware that the community is a big part of its platform and notes that the #BookTok hashtag has more than 77 billion view globally. Now, the company is investing in the community by partnering with Penguin Random House to launch a new feature that lets users share and link to their favorite books.

Users can now link their favorite Penguin Random House books within their videos. When users click on the link, they will be directed to a dedicated page with details about the book, including a brief summary and a collection of other videos that linked the same book. With this feature, users will no longer have to open a separate app to search for details about a book if the creator has linked to it in their video. Also, given that the feature will surface other videos that linked the same book, it will be easier for users to see more reviews of the title from other #BookTok users.

In addition, users can save books to their “Favorites” tab on their profiles. This means you can save your “To be read” or “TBR” list virtually in the app, as you can use this feature to save titles that you’re interested in reading. Before the launch of this feature, if you saw a book that you were interested in, you would have to save or like the video that it was mentioned in. Of course, this can get tedious and complicated, which makes the new feature a welcome addition to the app.

TikTok users in the U.S. and the U.K. can now access the feature by clicking “Add Link” and searching for “Book” before posting their video. Users can tag any Penguin Random House book, and once the video is posted, the selected book will be featured above the captions.

#BookTok is a significant part of TikTok, so it’s not surprising that the platform is investing in the community. It’s worth noting that the new feature isn’t the first time that TikTok has invested in the #BookTok community, as the company launched the #BookTokChallenge earlier this summer to encourage people to discover new book and authors, and share their thoughts with others. TikTok also launched its #BookTok hub at the same time to drive book discoverability beyond the app.

TikTok’s new #BookTok feature lets you tag Penguin Random House titles in videos by Aisha Malik originally published on TechCrunch

Block Party, a tool to combat online harassment, raises a $4.8M seed

If you’ve experienced any form of harassment on Twitter in the last couple of years, then you’ve probably heard of Block Party. And if you haven’t, lucky you!

Developed by software engineer and tech diversity advocate Tracy Chou, Block Party helps people curate a safer experience on Twitter. By building on top of Twitter’s API, Block Party lets users automate the process of blocking bad actors and creating block lists on Twitter. For example, if a particular tweet is breeding harassment, then you can automatically block anyone who likes or retweets that post.

Block Party launched in early 2021, but now, the company hopes to expand to other social platforms with the help of $4.8 million in seed funding.

“We’ve gotten a bunch of initial validation around, is this product going to be useful to folks? Is it going to be possible to build on top of platforms?” Chou told TechCrunch. “Is there going to be a willingness to pay for this, like how big is the market here?”

So far, the concept has proved itself. Chou said Block Party has attracted a variety of users, including both public figures and smaller accounts that simply want more privacy controls. As far as building on Twitter’s API goes, Chou said that Twitter proactively reached out to Block Party to make sure they can work in tandem.

“It’s been really cool to see that they understand that strategic alignment, where it’s a win-win-win to have a company like Block Party building the safety tooling,” Chou told TechCrunch. “It’s good for the end user, because they have better tooling to be more in control of their experience.” And it’s good for the platform, since they don’t have to dedicate the engineering and product design resources to the cause.

Image Credits: Block Party

Block Party is available as both a free and a paid service. As a non-paying subscriber, you can access tools like “moderate filters,” which mutes accounts that are more likely to be harassing, like newly-created accounts with few followers and no profile picture. Paid subscribers unlock access to features like keyword filters, allowing users to automatically block or mute accounts in their mentions with specific keywords or emojis in their username, display name or bio. Another paid feature, “helper view,” lets users assign a friend to help manage their account settings. Instead of sifting through damaging tweets yourself, this tool allows a friend to help you manage your filters, block lists and watchlists.

Chou describes Block Party as “middleware,” a term that reflects how users can take more control of their experience on social media through individualized, third-party apps.

“It doesn’t really make sense sometimes for platforms to get into some of these messages around defining what’s acceptable or not. They’re going to be able to define Terms of Service,” Chou explained. “But there’s gonna be a bunch of stuff in the middle where individual users may not want to see that content, but it doesn’t make sense for Twitter to ban a user for calling me ugly or stupid.”

Image Credits: Block Party

Instead of getting tied up in an ideological debate about what bad behavior is a punishable offense, users can turn to “middleware” like Block Party to decide for themselves as individuals what content they want to see. As Chou says, it’s not against the Twitter rules to call someone ugly — but that doesn’t mean you should have to see that in your mentions.

In theory, Twitter could build these filtering options itself. But Chou thinks social media platforms simply aren’t incentivized to prioritize safety over pure usage.

“I think looking at the structural incentives is very telling. Platforms are incentivized to produce more engagement — that is their North Star,” Chou said. “So that is what they’re going to be putting all of their resources towards.”

Right now, for example, as Twitter faces a legal battle with Elon Musk where $44 billion is at stake, internal priorities have shifted. The Verge reported that Twitter’s health team was reorganized into a team charged with identifying spam accounts, since Musk has used fake accounts as a key facet of his argument to terminate his acquisition of the platform. So, if Twitter isn’t able to dedicate as much resources to safety as it would like, at least Block Party can.

As Block Party plans to expand to other social platforms, Chou and her team of four full-time employees have curated a list of strategic investors that can help take the company to the next level. Some investors include Twitter’s director of machine learning ethics, Dr. Rumman Chowdhury; ex-Twitter head of product Jeff Seibert; Pinterest co-founder Evan Sharp; former Instagram head of growth Bangaly Kaba and other experienced social media execs. The round was led by Stellation Capital with participation from Impellent Ventures, Fuel Capital, Goodwater Capital and Hyphen Capital.

Block Party, a tool to combat online harassment, raises a $4.8M seed by Amanda Silberling originally published on TechCrunch

TikTok takes aim at political grifting and fundraising in latest policy tweaks

TikTok has announced an incoming tightening of its policies around political accounts using its video-sharing platform, such as those belonging to political parties, politicians and governments.

The changes look intended to limit, er, political grifting (for want of a better term) — with an incoming ban on use of monetization features (like tipping, gifting and ecommerce) or on using the video-sharing platform to solicit campaign donations directly.

Political accounts will also be ineligible for TikTok’s Creator Fund, as well as being unable to access ad features by default.

A spokeswoman for the company said the changes are designed to promote a positive environment and reduce polarization in line with its mission of being an entertainment platform. TikTok said the changes will roll out and/or start being enforced in the “coming weeks”. It also confirmed the new policies are being applied globally.

In a blog post about the policy update, it added:

TikTok is an entertainment platform where people come to share their stories, and understand other people’s experiences too. Those stories can touch on all aspects of their lives, including current events like elections and political issues. As we have set out before, we want to continue to develop policies that foster and promote a positive environment that brings people together, not divide them.

While TikTok has banned political advertising since 2019 it is going a little further now — saying it wants to build on that prohibition on “political content in ads” by applying ad restrictions at an account level.

“This means accounts belonging to politicians and political parties will automatically have their access to advertising features turned off, which will help us more consistently enforce our existing policy,” it explained.

TikTok notes there may still be “limited” situations where it will allow political accounts to advertise — such as for raising awareness of public health reasons. But it said government organizations will be “required” to work with a company representative in order to run such campaigns, so it will be vetting all requests.

“We recognize that there will be occasions where governments may need access to our ads services, such as to support public health and safety and access to information, like advertising Covid-19 booster campaigns,” it noted, adding: “We will continue to allow government organizations to advertise in limited circumstances, and they will be required to be working with a TikTok representative.”

The changes regarding solicitation for campaign fundraising will see TikTok disallowing content that makes direct appeals for donations.

TikTok has given examples of “a video from a politician asking for donations”, or “a political party directing people to a donation page on their website” as types of fundraising content that it will not allow under the new policy. But it remains to be seen whether politicians will find creative/coded ways to encourage fundraising on TikTok that workaround these limits. As ever, a policy is only as strong as the enforcement it receives.

“TikTok is first and foremost an entertainment platform, and we’re proud to be a place that brings people together over creative and entertaining content,” the company added in the blog post. “By prohibiting campaign fundraising and limiting access to our monetization features, we’re aiming to strike a balance between enabling people to discuss the issues that are relevant to their lives while also protecting the creative, entertaining platform that our community wants.”

It’s not clear how much political grifting is going on on TikTok’s platform currently. Asked whether there are a substantial number of political accounts using monetization features like tipping etc, a spokeswoman for the company declined to specify, saying the company does not release information about specific user demographics.

While TikTok is clearly very keen for its platform to be seen as ‘just a bit of harmless fun’, it can’t avoid being a political ‘hot potato’ topic in and of itself.

Lawmakers and intelligence agencies in the West have — for years — raised a range of concerns linked to TikTok being owned by a Chinese company and thus subject to wide-ranging national security laws which give the Chinese state sweeping powers to access data held by tech firms. Hence it’s invested in opening so-called ‘transparency centers‘ and on moving US users’ data to Oracle servers (as well as announcing date localization plans in the EU, too). Though concerns persist about China-based employees’ ability to access data on Western users.

TikTok’s platform has also faced sporadic accusations that it censors views not aligned with the Chinese Communist Party — although it refutes the claim. Other political fears the platform raises in the West relate to its ability to track users, given how much user data it captures (including concerns about biometric data), as well as wider worries about its ability to influence public opinion via the application of its powerful content-sorting algorithms. The fear — or, well paranoia — here is that TikTok is a wildly successful foreign influence op brainwashing Western kids… 

Only last month, the British parliament closed an account on TikTok days after opening it after it faced criticism from senior MPs and peers who called the data security risks attached to using the app “considerable”. So it may take more than a few policy tweaks for TikTok to rise above the political fray.

This report was updated with responses from TikTok

TikTok takes aim at political grifting and fundraising in latest policy tweaks by Natasha Lomas originally published on TechCrunch

33% of U.S. TikTok users say they regularly get their news on the app, up from 22% in 2020

Earlier this summer, a Google exec admitted that TikTok was eating into its core Search business, particularly among younger users. But that’s not all TikTok is now being used for, a new Pew Research Center study indicates. According to the findings from a report that examined Americans’ use of social media for news consumption, 33% of TikTok users now say they regularly get their news on the social video app, up from just 22% in 2020.

Meanwhile, nearly every other social media site saw declines across that same metric — including, in particular, Facebook, where now only 44% of its users report regularly getting their news there, down from 54% just two years ago.

Image Credits: Pew Research

This data suggests TikTok has grown from being just an entertainment platform for lip syncs, dances, and comedy to one that many of its users turn to in order to learn about what’s happening in their world.

That may raise concerns, given TikTok’s connections to China — a topic it was recently pressed to clarify in a Senate hearing focused on national security. The hearing had followed the release of a BuzzFeed News report that had discovered how China-based ByteDance employees had been regularly accessing TikTok’s U.S. users’ private data.

If TikTok were to become one of the primary ways younger people in the U.S. learned about news and current events, then the app could potentially provide a channel for a foreign power to influence those users’ beliefs with subtle tweaks to its algorithm.

For the time being, however, TikTok is not a primary source of news consumption across social media — that honor still resides with Facebook.

Pew found that 31% of U.S. adults report regularly getting their news from Facebook, which is higher than the 25% who get their news from YouTube, the 14% who get it from Twitter, or the13% who get it from Instagram.

TikTok was in fifth place by this ranking, as only 10% of U.S. adults said they regularly get their news on the video app. (Of course, when TikTok’s sizable user base of those under the age of 18 grows up, these metrics could quickly change.)

LinkedIn (4%), Snapchat (4%), Nextdoor (4%), WhatsApp (3%) and Twitch (1%) were much smaller sources of news among Americans, the study also found.

Image Credits: Pew Research

In addition, Pew somewhat backed up Google’s assertion that it was losing traction to TikTok and other social media apps, as it noted that the percentage of U.S. adults who got their news via web search had dropped from 23% in 2020 to 18% in 2022.

But it didn’t necessarily point to TikTok or any other social platform as gaining, as the percentage of adults using social media of any sort for news consumption dropped from 23% to 17% between 2020 and 2022, as did other forms of news consumption like news websites and apps.

Image Credits: Pew Research

It’s not clear that any single platform is benefiting from these declines, as Pew didn’t uncover a shift from digital news sources to others, such as TV, print or radio — all those saw declines in news consumption as well.

Image Credits: Pew Research

Still, digital devices continue to outpace TV, Pew said, as the latter has seen its usage drop as a source for news consumption from 40% in 2020 to 31% in 2022.

Plus, when asked about preferences, more Americans (53%) said they would rather get their news digitally than on TV (33%), radio (7%), or print (5%) — an answer that’s stayed consistent since 2020.

33% of U.S. TikTok users say they regularly get their news on the app, up from 22% in 2020 by Sarah Perez originally published on TechCrunch

Facebook adds new Pages features to help creators connect with fans and get discovered

Facebook is introducing new Pages features that are designed to help creators get discovered and connect with their followers, the company announced on Tuesday.

Most notably, the social network is rolling out a new setting for creators that makes content exclusively available to top fans and subscribers. Creators can select the option by going into their Audience settings and selecting the “Top fans” option when sharing a new post. In the future, Facebook plans to roll out a new setting for creators that will allow them to give some fans early access to special content.

The company is also launching “Creator Endorsements,” which gives creators the option to spotlight each other and invite their followers to follow another creator that they like. Once a creator that you follow endorses another creator, you will receive a notification that will ask you if you want to follow the recommended creator.

In addition, Facebook is adding “Rising Creator Labels” to make it easier for users to discover up-and-coming creators on the platform. Creators who have earned a spot in the top 1% of rising creators in a given week will be notified. Facebook notes that the label shows that a creator’s content has received strong audience engagement, while meeting quality, originality and integrity guidelines. The label will be displayed on the creator’s Page and in users’ feeds under a “Discover more rising creators to follow” carousel in order to help the creator grow their audience.

The social network is also rolling out new post and story templates for creators to auto mention new top fans. Facebook says the new templates are designed to help creators easily show appreciation for their followers’ support. The template reads: “Big shoutout to my newest top fans!” and then lists a few of the creator’s new top fans. The company also says the templates will help increase engagement.

Last, Facebook is giving creators on iOS access to a composer selecter in their navigation bar to allow them to quickly make a story, reel, or go live. The company didn’t say when or if the feature will be available for creators on Android.

The launch of the new features comes as the company has been building out features for creators. Facebook recently launched a “Music Revenue Sharing” feature to allow video creators to include licensed music in their videos on Facebook and earn a share of in-stream ad revenue. With this feature, whenever a creator uses licensed music in their videos on Facebook that are 60 seconds or longer, they can earn money on certain videos through in-stream ads.

Facebook adds new Pages features to help creators connect with fans and get discovered by Aisha Malik originally published on TechCrunch

Nintendo is ending support for account logins via Facebook and Twitter

Nintendo is ending support for account logins through Facebook and Twitter on October 25, the company announced on Tuesday. After that date, players won’t be able to sign in or create a new Nintendo Account using a Facebook or Twitter account. Nintendo says players will still be able to log on or create a new Nintendo Account with their Google or Apple account.

If you’re asked to sign in again after October 25, you will need to enter the email address or username associated with your Nintendo account. If you haven’t set your Nintendo account or forgot your password, you will have to select “Forgot your password?” on the Nintendo Account sign in page and follow the instructions. If you don’t have access to your registered email address, you won’t be able to change the email address yourself and will have to contact Nintendo customer support.

“We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause to those who have been using a Facebook or Twitter account to sign in to their Nintendo Account,” the company said in a statement on a support page.

Nintendo also announced that it’s getting rid of image sharing on the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS on October 25 as well. After this date, players will no longer be able to post images to Twitter or Facebook through the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. Nintendo notes that images and comments that have already been posted on Facebook and Twitter will remain available even after October 25.

Nintendo did not disclose the reasons behind these two changes, but the company’s decision to no longer let players post images to Twitter or Facebook through the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS isn’t exactly surprising, considering that the company has been gradually getting rid of features for these two devices.

Nintendo is ending support for account logins via Facebook and Twitter by Aisha Malik originally published on TechCrunch