Splatoon 3 does not have a standard voice chat function in the game itself, so users must use the chat function on the Nintendo Switch Online application, or use an external service such as Discord for voice chat.
The Basics: Settings required for Switch voice chat
First of all, the basic requirement is that you need to connect an earphone with some sort of microphone in order to conduct voice chat on the Nintendo Switch.
Alternatively, if you use a dedicated voice chat application, you will need a smartphone, tablet, or other device capable of making calls.
The Switch itself does not have a microphone function, however, earphones with a microphone can be connected through the earphone jack.
The earphone jack is located at the top of the Switch body.
Also, unlike PS4/5 and Xbox controllers, the Switch controller does not have an earphone jack.
Because of that, if you want to connect headphones in a way other than into the Switch itself, you will need to purchase a special controller with an earphone jack or use a chat application on your smartphone or tablet.
Regarding Bluetooth Connection
The Switch itself supports audio connections via Bluetooth, but does not support microphone use via Bluetooth (as of September 2022). Because of that, the microphone is not usable with a Bluetooth connection.
Voice chat in the “Nintendo Switch online” application
This section describes how to install the “Nintendo Switch Online” application on a smartphone or tablet to make calls with.
First, install the “Nintendo Switch Online” app on your smartphone or tablet from the app store.
After installing the application, you will need to login with your Nintendo account. Log in with your account.
After you have logged in, the “Voice Chat” option can be found under the profile menu. If you and the person you want to voice chat with are both playing the same game, the target game will appear in the “Voice Chat” section, and you can start the call from there.
Since voice chat settings on the Splatoon side are also required, we will describe how to set up the game settings later.
Side note, you must also be a Nintendo Switch Online subscriber to use voice chat. On top of that, accounts under the age of 13 cannot use voice chat.
If the app is not running properly, try updating your smartphone or update the “Nintendo Switch Online” app itself. iOS or older versions of Android might not launch properly.
Next we’ll set up Splatoon on the Switch side. To set it up, enter the lobby and select Match with Friend from the lobby menu.
When creating a room, the ON/OFF setting for voice chat will appear. Turning this setting ON will enable voice chat for the game on the “Nintendo Switch Online” application.
If you create a room with voice chat ON and enter each other’s room, the “Nintendo Switch Online” application will initiate voice chat.
Selecting “Start” will enable the call on the application.
Use an external chat service such as Discord or Messenger app
Another option is to use an application that allows voice chat, such as Discord or Messenger app.
Discord is used by many gamers and is the standard for voice chat applications, so we recommend installing it if you want to use voice chat in the future.
How to use Discord and what to do when you cannot hear the other person’s voice or cannot get audio
Check to see if the person is muted or if volume is set to zero.
Discord allows you to mute certain people’s voices or adjust the audio volume, so if you cannot hear a particular person, right-click on the user’s name and check the audio settin
[Splatoon 3] What to do if you can’t join or play with your friends.
In order to play with friends on Splat 3, you need to have them as a friend on your Nintendo account.
Go to My Page on the Switch Home screen and go to “Add Friend” to send a friend request or accept your friend’s request to become a friend.
Cause/Issue (2): Tutorial incomplete/You haven’t reached the rank you need to play
In order to play online with a friend in Splatoon 3, you have to complete the tutorial where you play a single game of Turf War.
Head to the lobby and complete the tutorial.
Keep in mind, Anarchy Battle can’t be played with a friend until you reach Rank 10.
Salmon Run can’t be played with friends unless the training tutorial is completed.
In Salmon Run, you can skip the training by pressing the B button after the first part. If you want to get to playing with friends as soon as possible, feel free to skip the training.
Cause/Issue (3): Your online status is set to private
If you are not seeing your friends on your friends list, check to see if you and your friends’ online statuses are set to display.
You can go about that as follows.
My Page > User Settings > Friend Functions | Friend Settings > Display online status to:
Make sure it is set to “All Friends” or alternatively, you can designate your friend as “Best Friend” and set the setting to “Best Friends.”
Cause/Issue (4): Check your internet status
An Internet connection is required to play with friends online.
Check to make sure your Internet connection is good. Select “System Settings” from the Home screen.
Under “Internet” you can see the status of your Internet connection.
If you aren’t connected, check and confirm your Wi-Fi and Internet settings.
Cause/Issue (5): Restart the game/Switch console
If you still can’t play with friends after trying steps 1 through 3, try restarting the game or Switch console.
You should try restarting at least once for any game error.
Quite often, people who changed their settings but still cannot play have found that after restarting, their settings have been updated and they can play again.
To “Close the software” you can press the Home button → X button.
To restart the Switch, press and hold the power button at the top of the Switch → Power Options → Restart → Press the same button 3 times to start.
[Splatoon 3] How to voice chat with friends on the official app or other service
※And Select edit icon on [change sign-in ID]
3,Re-enter your Password.
4.enter Sign-in ID(at least 6 characters).
what’s Nintendo Network ID?
Nintendo Network ID
・A Nintendo Network ID (NNID) is created and used on a Wii U and/or Nintendo 3DS family system. ・NNIDs are used for online features (such as online multiplayer or interactions) and for purchasing downloadable software through Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. Additionally, a Nintendo Network ID can be linked to a
Can you still create a Nintendo Network ID?
“The ability to use a Nintendo Network ID to sign in to an existing Nintendo Account or to create a new Nintendo Account has been discontinued. We apologize for any inconvenience. If you are having difficulties signing in to your Nintendo Account and previously used a Nintendo Network ID, information is available on accessing your Nintendo Account.”
Unable to Sign In to Nintendo Account Using Nintendo Network ID
A Nintendo Network ID (NNID) can be set up when creating a new Mii profile on the Wii U, or the NNID can be linked to an existing profile. The Wii U must be connected to the Internet to set up a Nintendo Network ID.
How to Link Nintendo Network Id(NNid) To Nintendo Account
If you have a Nintendo Network ID,you can link to Nintendo Account.
1,Go to the Nintendo Account websiteaccounts.nintendo.com
※Select user info&Linked account Nintendo Network ID
How to Create Nintendo Account&Change Account Profile Settings.
1.To set up a Nintendo Account, go to Nintendo’s official website and select ‘Create a Nintendo Account’.https://accounts.nintendo.com/register2.Fill out the form including your desired password.
This will be used in communications from Nintendo. It will not be shown to others without prior notice.
An e-mail address accessible from a PC or web browser is recommended to create your Nintendo Account.
Please enter at least 8 characters. Please use a combination of characters from at least two of the following categories: uppercase or lowercase letters, numbers, and punctuation/symbols.
Date of Birth
*You can’t change your date of birth later.
County/region of residence
4.Click Submit&access your email.5.On Nintendo’s official website Type the verification code and click Verify.
6.Your Nintendo Account has been created on web.
To link your account,Turn on the Nintendo Switch.
1. Select the System setteing icon from the Home screen on your Nintendo Switch.
2. scroll down & choose your User profile.Select Add user.
3. Select Create New Account when asked to sign in to your Nintendo account.
4.Select icon.(This can be changed any time.)And Enter a nickname.
※Select Link a Nintendo Account.
5. Select 「Sing in using e-mail address or sign-in ID」
※enter your E-mail address or sign-in iD&Password.
6.If you succeshully linked Nintend account,your account will be add users.
Age requirements in creating a Nintendo Account
1.Users aged 13 or older can create a Nintendo Account.
2.Nintendo Account users age 18 and older can create and add up to five Nintendo Accounts for children (age 17 and under) to their Nintendo Account.
3.Users age 12 and under cannot create a Nintendo Account. They can only be created within an existing parent/guardian’s Nintendo Account.