One of the best features in current game console hardware is to snap screenshots of your gameplay and share them easily on the Internet and social media. Sony and Microsoft were previously on the gate with super-easy sharing buttons on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, but the Nintendo Switch may have the best and easiest sharing interface of them all.
It is incredibly easy to grab the screen with the Ninja Switch, thanks to a dedicated button on the Joy-Con controller. However, taking pictures is just the beginning. Thanks to a function that lets you easily adjust images and overlay text, the switch effectively provides a built-in meme maker. Here is everything you need to know to take screenshots with the switch and make them hilariously viral.
Step 1: Set up your social media connections
Before you take a screenshot, make sure you’re ready to do something with it. If your Switch is connected to a Wi-Fi network, you can link your Switch user profile to your Twitter and Facebook account. To set up your Twitter and Facebook account, visit System arrangement Menu on the switch home screen. (this is Gear In the bottom row of round icons.)
On System settings Menu, head down to the user, And then select your user account. From there, select Posting on social media. That menu will prompt you to add your social accounts. Enter your username and password, and you are ready to share.
Once ready, you can switch to uploading your shots directly to the Internet from the Album application, without having to transfer images elsewhere, such as a computer.
Step 2: Grab Your Shot
The easiest step to take a screenshot is to actually capture an image. When you are playing any game, you can instantly catch a screenshot of what you are doing by hitting shocks category Button on the left Joy-Con (just below the lower arrow on the directional pad). Hit it, and the switch automatically captures whatever is on the screen.
When you can capture any game, Nintendo has blocked players from taking screenshots of the Switch’s many menus and within certain applications. (Our favorite example: You can’t take a screenshot of your screenshot album!) For the most part, however, you should be able to draw an image of anything from the game you’re playing. The screenshot is automatically saved to the switch’s internal memory (or if you have a microSD card).
Step 3: Album Head
Now that you are ready and ready to send your screenshots to the Internet, you need to find the one you want to share. The album application is also on the bottom menu of the home screen where you found the system settings. this is Blue square The icon that looks like a picture next to the yellow bag icon for Nintendo eShop.
In the album, you can sort your images and videos with the function by filtering Y switch. Using the filter function allows you to change what you see in the album, in which you only take into account saved images, just videos, or things from a particular game, which makes it easy to discover all. To delete images you do not want, press X switch.
Highlight the image you want to share and hit a Button to drag it to full-screen size. From here, select Editing and posting By beating a. To view the image without any user interface elements to block your view, press Plus (+) Button on the right joy-con.
Step 4: Editing
Here is the fun part. Once you select Editing and posting, You get access to three new options: Post, Add Text and Copy. The copy function allows you to make a copy of the screenshot. Saving the copy allows you to transfer your image to a microSD card, which you can use to upload the image to another device (more on that later). We recommend saving a copy before editing an image, even if you want to create multiple images from any screenshot, whatever it may be.
You can also do some light editing with yourself using the switch Add words the option. You can convert your images to memes. When you kill Add words, You will be prompted to copy your image so that you can keep the original, unread version in addition to adding text by yourself. Add words The button pulls the switch’s virtual keyboard to allow you to type text on the image, which works with both the controller buttons or the switch’s touchscreen. Type your message, hit Ok> To accept (Both are accessed with, at bottom right) Plus Button) to get your text on the image.
From here, you can change the size, color, position and angle of your text. The menu on the right side of the screen has all the options – at the top, a slider adjusts the overall size of the text, the left one is larger than the right, which you can adjust with a directional pad, the left analog stick, Or the switch’s touchscreen.
Click on one of the color squares to select the color of the text, which will include a different pre-defined color border to stand out from the background image. Clicking on the third option allows you to use an analog stick or directional pad to move the text on the image to change its position. You can use the stick here to adjust your angle, rotating the text as you see fit.
When you are viewing your text the way you want, you can finalize the process. Finished. A new, edited image will appear in your album.
Step 5: Sharing on Facebook and Twitter
If you’re happy with the things you’ve made and want the world to see it, it’s time to hit Post switch. You will be prompted to choose your Switch user account, which will then pull your linked social media accounts. If you have not linked your accounts, you will be prompted to do so before sharing, but you can switch to your other social media accounts Change posting location Button at the top of the screen.
From here, just write a message with your image. The switch automatically adds the #n EffectSwitch hashtags and hashtags related to the game used to create your image, but you can remove them if you want. After typing your update, hit Post Button at the bottom of the screen.
As soon as the switch is advised, you can drag your social media account to another device, such as a smartphone or computer, to ensure that your update is through.
Step 6: Downloading your screenshot to computer
When you draw a picture in the album, there is a third option on the menu Copy. Copy Allows you to make a copy of the image file and save it to your microSD memory card, allowing you to close your switch without sending it to the Internet. The option is always there, even if you edit an image – just go back to the album, drag the screenshot you want to save, and hit Copy. If you made a copy when prompted while editing your original screenshot, you would have both the version spoken from the game and the version texting to it now.
Copy The option brings up a menu that lets you choose the destination to send the copied image, so you need to install a microSD card. (Conversely, if your system settings save your screenshot to a microSD card, you can copy the image to the switch’s internal memory using this option.) When you’ve picked up where you want to go, hit Do it Copy Button to send it.
After saving your images, hold down Power Button and select power off From the Power Options menu to turn off the switch. Take the microSD card out of the switch and insert it into your device’s SD card reader. (Note: Most computers do not have a built-in microSD card reader, so you will probably need to buy an adapter.)
The card will contain a file labeled Nintendo. Click on it, then click on The album File. Select the images you want to transfer from the album file, then download them to your device.