After having the ability to take a live screenshot of your game on a PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, Nintendo surprised us as well. However, they might have been the last, but arguably the best. Nintendo Switch screenshot option is such a straightforward solution with an easy-going interface.
There’s a special button on the left side of the Joy-Con controller used for snipping your screen. However, the work just starts there. Afterward, you need to adjust the size of the picture, overlay the text, make some exciting memes. Since Nintendo screenshots are extremely popular at the moment, and some of the best memes are made this way, I believe you should get to know all about it.
How to take a screenshot on your Nintendo and make it viral?
First of all, logically, you need to set up your social media connections. If your Switch is connected to Wi-Fi, you can link it to Twitter or Facebook. To do so:
- Go to System Settings > Users, and choose the user account.
- From there, navigate to Posting to Social Media. You will see all of your accounts.
- Choose the one you wish to link your Switch with and add a username and password.
Once you set everything up, you can post things directly from your Album without transferring screenshots to any other device.
Now when your social accounts are ready, you should snap your screenshot. During playing the game, you can easily take a screenshot of everything going on by hitting the square button on the left Joy-Con. Once you hit the button, the Switch will automatically save all the screenshots.
However, if you want to screenshot your Switch menu or some of the apps within the menu, you won’t be able to do so. Showing your performance is one thing. Violating Nintendo’s privacy is another.
The screenshots you make are automatically stored in the game’s internal memory or an SD card if there is one.
After taking a screenshot, navigate to the Album app. Most likely, you won’t take only one screenshot. You will capture several, just to make sure you have it all. Once you open Album app, you will see all of your screenshots, and you can choose the one you wish to upload. You can sort images and videos by hitting the Y button for easier finding of what you need. You can also filter the app and select just photos or just videos. To delete an image, press on X.
Once you decided what to upload, highlight the image and press A. From here, you can select Editing and Posting by tapping on A again. To see how the full image will look when uploaded, press the + (plus) button on your right Joy-Con.
Of course, since you selected Editing and Posting, you have endless editing options. You can add text or copy a screenshot. If you copy it, it will be automatically saved on an SD card and ready to be uploaded to other devices such as PC.
You can use Add Text option for adding something funny and turn your image into a meme. Also, the moment you hit Add Text, you’ll copy your image, and the unedited version will be stored automatically. Just in case you do not like your artwork, this is a useful option. Once you tap on Add Text, pull Switch’s virtual keyboard up and start typing.
Once you finish, tap on OK > Accept. Both of these can be accessed by pressing on + button. Afterward, you can change your text’s color, position, and many more things. The menu on the right side has all the available options, and you can choose one of those. You are resizing the letters using the left joypad, while colors are added by clicking onto the box with the color you want. Using the stick, you can rotate the text and adjust it to your picture. Once you are done, tap on Finish, and the picture will be added to your Album app.
Sharing the screenshot on Facebook and Twitter
Now, you have your perfect meme edited and ready to be shown. All you need to do is tap the Post button. You’ll need to choose the user account and compose a message to publish with your masterpiece. The Switch will automatically add #NintendoSwitch, but you can erase it if it bothers you. Once you tap on Post, check your social media account from your phone or a computer to make sure everything is good.
For further assistance, you can always check Nintendo’s official support website.
Now you have a good idea of how to create some funny viral content. Let me know in the comment section below which Switch meme was the funniest for you to see or create.