Swapnote Spotpass Functionality Disabled By Nintendo Due To “Offensive Material” Being Exchanged

Has Swapnote/Nintendo Letter Box not been working for you lately? You’re not the only one with this problem. Nintendo has made the decision to disable Spotpass functionality on this app due to the exchange of “Offensive Material”. Here’s what was said about this issue:

“Nintendo has learned that some consumers, including minors, have been exchanging their friend codes on Internet bulletin boards and then using Swapnote (known as Nintendo Letter Box in other regions) to exchange offensive material. Nintendo has been investigating ways of preventing this and determined it is best to stop the SpotPass feature of Swapnote because it allows direct exchange of photos and was actively misused.”

“Nintendo always wants to provide a positive experience for all consumers and limit the risk of any inappropriate activity or misuse of a service. We feel it is important on this occasion to take this action.”

“We are very sorry for any inconvenience to the many consumers who have been using this service responsibly; however this decision was made considering the point that many minors also use this feature of Swapnote. Thank you for your understanding.”

In my opinion, this is a dumb move. This is what Swapnote is mainly used for. What are your thoughts on this?



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