Ahead of Splatoon 2’s launch this Friday, Nintendo has pushed the Nintendo Switch Online application to Google Play and App Stores around the world.
Using the app, you can organize lobbies and chat with your friends. Currently, this is the only way you can chat with your friends since the Switch itself doesn’t support voice chat nor does it have a messaging feature. Right now, the only online game that support voice chat is Splatoon 2.
The app says there’s maintenance going on at the moment. We’re guessing Nintendo won’t allow anyone to actually use the app until Splatoon 2‘s launch.
As we mentioned in an earlier article, you’ll need to keep the app open on your device if you want to continue chatting with your friends.
[via Google Play, App Store]