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Friday, February 7, 2020

Error Codes 2801-7180 and 2801-7181: Nintendo Switch Unable to Post to Facebook

By LUDWIG VON KOOPA - Interrupting our regularly-scheduled programming...

You know, for the past... many weeks, KoopaTV has dedicated Friday to my fitness log series about Ring Fit Adventure. This Friday, however, I can't publish it. Why? Nintendo Switch screenshot sharing doesn't work, and I absolutely need pictures for those fitness logs or else they'll be an incredibly intimidating wall of text. Imagery helps tremendously with those.

Unfortunately, the Nintendo Switch currently—and has all week—spits out error codes 2801-7180 (for a screenshot) and 2801-7171 (for a video), which states that the Nintendo Switch is unable to connect to the social network service, specifically Facebook.

Nintendo Switch error code 2801-7181 2801-7180 screenshot video sharing Facebook
I've been trying all week!

If you have trouble reading that, it says...
“You cannot post screenshots / videos to this social network right now.
We apologize for any inconvenience.
Please try again later.”
If you click Details, it reads,
“The server is operating normally.

See the Nintendo Support website for information on network status and maintenance schedules.
support.nintendo.com/switch/error ”

It says about the same thing on Nintendo's Network Maintenance Information page.

If you go to the error code look-up on Nintendo's support site, there's nothing for 2801-7180 or 2801-7171 specifically, but the 2801- family deals with posting to social media. 2801-7199 is about not being able to upload a photo to Facebook. Nintendo suggests to un-link your account, re-link your account, and try again. Well, I did that. It also suggests looking at your settings on the Facebook side to see if you have the appropriate permissions. I already do. In fact, I even went into my Nintendo Switch settings and cleared my cache, which is a setting that I bet most people don't even know exists, especially since the Switch doesn't actually have an Internet browser. 

The problem still persists. There's no way to fix it. We just have to wait indefinitely.

...Which is pretty bad for this site, since we gotta keep doing what we're doing, and that sometimes necessitates screenshots.


Ludwig has a Facebook account with no friends on it that exists just as a place to dump his Nintendo Switch screenshots before he downloads them to his hard-drive, and then re-uploads them to KoopaTV. He may have to do the same but on Twitter, since posting things to a public account would not only spoil KoopaTV's subject matter, but it'd bother people. He wants to know if he should blame Nintendo, or if he should blame Facebook. (He can confirm Twitter works.)


Ludwig publishes Week 13 of Ring Fit Adventure on the following Monday by using screenshots obtained by Twitter sharing.

23 comments :

  1. Same is happening to me, I think since the same day of this post, or even one or two days before. It's annoying, and still Nintendo haven't solved it, just keeps saying "Please, try again later".

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    1. You're absolutely right.

      I'm convinced that this is an issue on Facebook's end, though I would appreciate some degree of transparency from Nintendo. Their Nintendo Network status page still says the same thing it did for a whole week now.

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  2. Yep, I got it too. Well, at least I know I'm not alone in this

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    1. You're definitely not alone in this one! Hundreds of people have clicked over to this article.

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  3. I've been trying to do this all day, glad I found something about it, it means I'm not the only one lol

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  4. Glad I'm not alone, but getting extremely frustrated by this

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  5. I thought it was just my potato internet at first but seems like this error happens to others too. Hope it gets fixed soon, I got my first shiny on Pokemon Shield recently and really wanted to share it...

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    1. Back in my day (Miiverse), they didn't even let you take and post screenshots of Pokémon games, even if they did for everything else.

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  6. I just got my switch and I was worried I had a problem with it already lol. Thanks for the detailed info. Saved me a lot of time.

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    1. You're welcome!

      If you try Twitter and that fails too, then there is a problem with your Switch. :x

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  7. It's been happening to me too... I can post to Twitter just fine, but I barely use my Twitter. This has been going on for about three months and nothing works.

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    1. If you actually want your Nintendo Switch screenshots on your Facebook feed, I'd suggest posting them to your Twitter, saving them to your computer, and then uploading and reposting them on Facebook.

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  8. Instead of twitter you can put your switches SD card into your pc and extract the screen shots that way

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    1. Only if your PC has a reader for the micro-SD card.

      ...>.>

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  9. This has been happening to me for months, and no reply from Nintendo and trying to use their help forums is nothing but hoop jumping. 😠

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    1. It definitely worked for me months ago, but yes, Techsider (what we call Nintendo's tech support forum) is generally useless.

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  10. Same issue for me. I've heard it's a Facebook issue due to a pending lawsuit from the Federal Trade Commission. But I don't know the details. Just a whisper I heard

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    1. Hi Unknown,

      In the link you provided, I suppose it's possible that Nintendo would qualify under...

      "Facebook must exercise greater oversight over third-party apps, including by terminating app developers that fail to certify that they are in compliance with Facebook’s platform policies or fail to justify their need for specific user data;"

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  11. https://www.ftc.gov/news-events/press-releases/2019/07/ftc-imposes-5-billion-penalty-sweeping-new-privacy-restrictions

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