Published: Wed, September 13, 2017
Industry | By Dora Warner

Nintendo Makes a Much-Needed Change to Online Voice Chat

Nintendo Makes a Much-Needed Change to Online Voice Chat

Nintendo has rolled out an update for the Switch Online app that might finally make it usable. You couldn't run the app in the background or lock your screen, meaning your phone's display needed to be on and the app needed to be open in order to keep chatting. Surely all that tapping and checking was making it insane hard for players to focus on the game, rendering the app mostly useless. Due to numerous issues that were either heinous design oversights or stupid design decisions, using the app was arguably worse than not using anything at all and just playing Splatoon 2 with your friends without voice chat. For Android users, the update also improves Bluetooth support. The best thing about the latest version of the application is that your voice chat will continue while other applications are open.

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It's also worth noting that those using the power-saving feature on Android 6.0 or later may experience an interruption in voice chat functionality when the device goes into sleep mode.

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Users will also be able to control emojis based on their facial expression alongside the option of wireless charging the device. The iPhone 8 Plus comes with dual-camera. f/1.8 and f/2.8 apertures and a 12MP camera with deeper pixels and new colour filter.


In today's 1.1.0 update, the app now lets you use voice chat even when the app isn't front and centre.

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The Switch's mobile companion app launched back in July and it is fair to say we were less than impressed by its capabilities.

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