Miitomo’s services are going to be completely shut down in May, including access to any of the app’s features, Nintendo has announced.
Here’s the full information about the app’s discontinuation, taken directly from the Miitomo website:
If you launch the app after the end of service on 5/9, you’ll see a message informing you that service has ended. You will no longer be able to use any of the app’s features.
You will no longer be able to see your answers or messages in the app.
You will no longer be able to use items you’ve obtained in the app, such as clothing items, wallpapers, or posters.
You can transfer your Mii™ character to your Nintendo Account by linking it to Miitomo. (Its personality and other information will not be carried over.)
Sidekick Mii characters will be deleted. You can keep Sidekick Mii characters by saving them as a QR Code® before the end of service on 5/9/2018 12:00 AM (PDT).
They can then be transferred to Mii Maker on the Nintendo 3DS™ family of systems or the Wii U™ console.
You will not be able to view Miifotos, including Miifotos you have shared to your social media channels. If you want to save any Miifotos, you must save them to your smart device before 5/9/2018 12:00 AM (PDT).
Miitomo- themed icons and clothing items used in your Nintendo Account or the Super Mario Run™ game will not display after the service has ended.
The smartphone app, which originally launched in March 2016, was the company’s first venture into the mobile market. Operating as a social networking service, the app allowed players to converse with their friends by asking and answering questions about a variety of topics, including interests and favorite animals.
The app allowed players to use a Mii avatar, with appearance customization options working similarly to the 3DS’ Tomodachi Life. Clothing items could be obtained through its Miitomo Drop mini-game, playable using Game Tickets or spending in-game currency.
In a push to modernize the company, Miitomo was launched alongside the MyNintendo reward scheme, which allows keen players to collect points for completing specific tasks within Nintendo mobile games.
Arguably the app’s most used feature was Miifoto, which allowed users to create a picture using their Mii, decorating it with background images and captions to some humorous results. These creations were shareable via Twitter and Facebook, dominating the social scene upon the app’s release. With the termination of the app’s services also affecting Miifoto, many fans are asking Nintendo to save its best-received feature.
Miitomo ending doesn’t surprise me too much…
but please, Nintendo, either let us continue to access Miifoto or make it a separate app. That was far and away the best part of #Miitomo.
— SmashToons (@TheSmashToons) January 25, 2018
Miitomo‘s servers will shut down on May 9th. As of January 24th, players are unable to purchase in-game currency.