Miiverse (social network)
Miiverse is the Wii U's and 3DS's social network, that can be used to communicate and comment on most games and software for the systems. Users can follow and befriend other users, "Yeah" (like), and flag comments. Miiverse is currently available to use on smartphones, PCs, and tablets, allowing the player to answer questions and receive tips even when away from home. It is currently accessible on the Wii U, 3DS, and on Nintendo's website, but is set to be discontinued as of November 7, 2017.
Miiverse features a community originally named Super Smash Bros. Series Community, now a community specifically for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, where users can discuss the Super Smash Bros. games, and post drawings and screenshots. There is a related Announcement Community, known as the Director's Room, where Masahiro Sakurai used to post daily screenshots of Super Smash Bros. 4, and provide short captions with them, and which was later used for Photo Challenges.
Although Miiverse is integrated as part of the 3DS Home Menu, playing Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS prevents access to Miiverse and the Internet Browser due to RAM restrictions, unless the player is using a New Nintendo 3DS or a New Nintendo 3DS XL. However, as of version 1.0.5, users with the original model Nintendo 3DS can post snapshots to Miiverse via the in-game Share menu. This function posts to a special community, the Snapshot Sharing Community. The Wii U version automatically uploads shared screenshots to the Snapshot Sharing Community, shared custom stages to the Stage Sharing Community, and replays uploaded on YouTube to the Replay Viewing Community. All of these communities cannot be posted in by normal means, although they freely allow comments on existing posts.
A stage based on Miiverse appears in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and features actual Miiverse posts intended to cheer on the fighters in the battle. Every character in the game has their own "support community" from which these posts are drawn. After playing a match on the stage, players are prompted to make a support post for the winning character.
The Miiverse social network will be discontinued as of November 7, 2017; after that date, the Miiverse stage will no longer have posts displayed in the background, and users will not be able to post new drawings to its communities. Players will also be unable to post replays to YouTube/Miiverse, share custom stages, or create tourneys.
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