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Pokémon Go’s login update fixes one of the game’s most annoying problems

This update should have been available from day one

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In the summer of 2016, Pokémon Go united us — mostly because of its widespread, frequent login issues that kept us all out of the game we wanted to be playing. This was especially true for anyone who signed up to play the game using the Pokémon Trainer Club system, an unstable platform few of us would bother with, were it not for Pokémon Go.

Almost two years later, Niantic has announced a solution to these common login errors: by allowing players to link their Pokémon Go profiles to their Facebook and Google accounts, so that they have numerous options for getting back into their games.

This updated sign-in process is meant to help players carry their games across all of their devices, as well as ensure they can continue to access their save data if they initially signed up with an outdated email account. But the best aspect of the update is that you can use any of the accounts you’ve linked up to login, which is wonderful news for us Pokémon Trainer Club members. All we have to do is sync up our Pokémon Go profiles with our far more stable Facebook profiles, and we’ll be able to get into the game.

Unless Pokémon Go’s online servers go down, of course. The update is rolling out to users now.

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