Miiverse is a built-in social network software offered on the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U. Miiverse allows users to seamlessly share accomplishments, comments, and hand written notes with other users.

A user is able to suspend any game to access Miiverse functions via the home menu of the console, and then return to the game at the point it was left. Posts are divided up into various communities based on specific games, series, etc. Players can post screenshots from their games to attach to their posts.


Miiverse was introduced to the Wii U on its release in November 2012.

On April 25, 2013, Miiverse became available on internet-enabled PCs and smartphones, however, the service was still in development. Some features of Miiverse, such as posting and handwriting, were not yet supported.

On April 26, an update brought Wii Remote, Wii U Pro Controller and Wii U Pro Controller compatibility, which can be used for everything apart from writing posts and comments.



Miiverse Profile


Nintendo Network/Miiverse users have profiles instead of friend code (used on the Wii and the Nintendo 3DS). Users can send friend requests, follow people, view a person's Miiverse posts, view a person's friends, and view who is following a person + who a person is following.


Communities are where users can post things in Miiverse. There are currently 4 types of communities.

  • Game + Application Communities - Posts related to a certain game.
  • Private Communities - Private Miiverse communities.
  • News Communities - News posts.

    Miiverse Community

  • Developer's Room Communities + Announcement Communities - Posts from Nintendo staff or developers of a game.

User communities will be added in a future update, according to Nintendo.

Posts and sharing

With Miiverse, you can currently post these to communities:

  • Typed Comments - Comments typed using the Wii U GamePad.
  • Drawings + Artwork - Comments or artwork drawn with the GamePad.
  • Accomplishments - Can be shared when you acheive something in a game/app with Miiverse integration.
  • YouTube Videos - YouTube videos can be shared with Miiverse.
  • Screenshots - If you press the Home button while in a game/app, you can share a screenshot of that game/app. You cannot share screenshots in an online lobby or game, as the Home menu cannot be accessed while playing multiplayer.

Users can "Yeah" or "Unyeah" (Like/Dislike) posts from other users and view other users that yeahed the post.

Instant messages (IMs) or personal messages (PMs) can be sent to users on your friend list on Miiverse by tapping "Messages".

Friend List

Your friend list can be viewed at any time by pressing the Home button and selecting "Friend List". Once there, you can view your friends and their status, see if your friends have played any games with you, view friend requests, register friends, or change friend list settings.


When a notification has been received, the Home button will flash. You can access the notifications menu by pressing the notifications icon on the Home menu.

On December 9, 2013, the service was launched for the Nintendo 3DS, along with the implementation of Nintendo Network IDs. In its current state, players are unable to submit and manage friend requests or send private messages.


Somewhere in 2017, Miiverse was discontinued due to the large number of inappropriate messages sent on it.

Predecessor: Wii
Successor: None
Wii Remote - Nunchuk - Wii U GamePad - Wii U Pro Controller
Software and services - Miiverse - Nintendo Network - Virtual Console - Nintendo eShop - Nintendo TVii
Nintendo Land - Wii Fit U - Wii Sports Club - Wii Party U - Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U

Nintendo 3DS (logo)

Predecessor: Nintendo DS
Successor: None

Nintendo 3DS XL - Nintendo 2DS - Nintendo 3DS Family
Other Hardware
SD Card - Game cartridge
Nintendo Network - Miiverse - Nintendo eShop - Swapnote (Nintendo Letter Box - Nintendo Postbox) - Nintendo Video - Nintendo Zone - Puzzle Swap - StreetPass Mii Plaza - StreetPass - SpotPass - Virtual Console
Pilotwings Resort - Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U - Tomodachi Life - Mario Kart 7