NookLink Features and Release Date | ACNH - Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Switch)

Animal Crossing New Horizons (ACNH) NookLink Features
Learn about NookLink, the new smartphone app for Animal Crossing: New Horizons (ACNH). Learn how to import designs from previous Animal Crossing games, and how to chat with your friends!

What is NookLink?

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NookLink is the web service inside the Nintendo Switch Online app for use with Animal Crossing New Horizons.

It allows you to do several things, such as downloading designs from past Animal Crossing games, and chatting with your friends in the game!

NookLink Features

Scan Designs from Past Games

Supported Games
Animal Crossing New Leaf & Happy Home Designer
Animal Crossing New Leaf Animal Crossing Happy Home Designer

Scan QR Code

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Using the camera function of your smartphone, you can scan QR Code patterns of custom designs from the Animal Crossing games, New Leaf and Happy Home Designer.

You can then download the designs through NookLink.
How to Scan QR Codes

Use Your Smartphone for Chatting

Connect online and use your smartphone to chat with your friends in-game.

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Use your phone's keyboard to type in your message and send them to the game.
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For a hands-free experience, you can also use your phone's microphone to voice chat with your friends!

View Recent Dreams

ACNH - Recent Dreams

Starting in early October 2020, NookLink allows you to see a list of recent dreams you have visited. To view this feature, select Passport and tap Recent Dreams.

How to Visit Dream Islands (Dream Towns)

Use Reactions

ANCH - Halloween Update - Nook Link Update

From early October 2020, the NookLink App has been updated with a Reactions feature, allowing you to quickly send reactions to friends and people you are trading with online! With its ease of accessing Reactions, the NookLink app is perfect for all the ACNH streamers out there!

You can access it through Keyboards and pressing the pink flower icon.

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Fall and Halloween Update

NookLink Release Date

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NookLink is now available for download as of March 21, 2020.

Requires the Nintendo Switch Online App

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To use NookLink, you need to have the Nintendo Switch Online app installed on your smartphone. This requires a Nintendo Account, and a Nintendo Switch Online Membership.

How to Get NookLink

1 Install the Nintendo Switch Online app on your smartphone.
2 Log in your Nintendo Account.
3 Select Animal Crossing: New Horizons on the game-specific services.

Get the Nintendo Switch Online App for Your Smartphone

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To connect NookLink to your Animal Crossing game, you must have the Nintendo Switch Online app installed on your smartphone.

Apple users can get it on the App Store, and Android phone users can get it on Google Play.

Download Nintendo Switch Online
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Log in Your Nintendo Account

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After the installation is complete, run the app and log in your Nintendo Account that is logged into your Nintendo Switch.

Select Animal Crossing: New Horizons

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From Game-Specific Services, select Animal Crossing: New Horizons to use NookLink!

NookLink will be available on March 2020, soon after the release of Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

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12 Anonymous7 months

Does it cost money to link your account to the switch app (like do you need to pay for the access like you do for some online features) and, do you need to pay for nook link? I've looked at several websites and no one seems to answer that

11 Anonymous7 months

>>10 Yep! It's really nice that older games still have a purpose.

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