Nintendo Switch Online update out now (version 1.1.0) – can voice chat while using other apps
Update: Official patch notes added below.
Original: A new update has gone live for the Nintendo Switch Online app. Version 1.1.0 is live on both iOS and Android.
The big improvement with today’s update is that voice chat now works when opening other applications and when sleep mode is enabled. Additionally, the app has improved compatibility with Bluetooth devices on Android. Nintendo took care of some other issues as well.
Nintendo notes that on devices running Android 6.0 or later, voice chat may be interrupted when the device enters sleep mode if power-saving is enabled. This can be disabled in the settings.
Version 1.1.0 patch notes
Voice chat will now continue when other apps are opened. (*1)
Voice chat will now continue during sleep mode. (*2)
Improved support for Bluetooth devices. (For Android devices only.)
(*1) This excludes apps with audio output or apps that use the microphone.
(*2) If the power-saving feature is activated on devices using Android 6.0 or later, voice chat may be interrupted after the device has entered sleep mode. To use voice chat during sleep mode, go to Other Settings > Power Saving Settings in the app and deactivate battery optimization on the Android device. For more details, please refer to the official website for your smart device.