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By Matt Kim 4
Surprise! The Nintendo Switch Firmware Version 5.0.0 is now live, and with it some new features have arrived on the Switch. However, the new update doesn't have long-requested features many users thought would arrive on the Switch like folder support, or custom themes. Instead the update mostly features better parental control settings.
The biggest addition with Switch 5.0.0 is an improved friend feature that lets users add friends from their Facebook and Twitter connections. So if a friend or follower on Facebook or Twitter also happen to have a Switch, you can add them through Friend Suggestions. Twitter and Facebook accounts of course need to be linked to your Nintendo account.
Other than that, the main thrust of the update appears to be centered around parental controls, with the Switch 5.0.0 update adding extra security like making Parental Controls PIN private, restricting captured videos, and a parental controls whitelist tied to a Nintendo Switch Parental Controls app. So if you have young children, this is the update for you.
For awhile now, rumors online suggested that the next big Nintendo Switch Firmware update would include popular features like folders to organize games, custom themes beyond the default light and dark theme, and cloud saves for player data. Unfortunately, none of that shipped with this update, so fans will just have to keep holding out for the next "big" firmware update.
Here's a full list of updates arriving with Switch 5.0.0:
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