Regarding revisions to Hatena’s user agreement and privacy policy

On March 3rd, revisions will be made to the Hatena user agreement and privacy policy.

Until now, our user agreement varied from region to region, but because the main services of the international version have already been discontinued, we have decided to adopt a single, unified user agreement based on the Japanese version.

The revised user agreement has been made public and can be viewed via the link below.

Announcement on ending Hatena Haiku on 29 January 2015 at 3:00 pm JST.

We would like to extend our thanks and appreciation to Hatena Haiku users, but we regret to inform you that we will stop the service on 29 January 2015.

Please be guided accordingly;

  • Any pictures you have posted to Hatena Haiku are accessible from after we stop the service.
  • We will not provide any service support other than these pictures. Please download any data necessary before 29 January 2015. We are sorry for your inconvinience.

Thank you very much for using Hatena Haiku!

URLs for user profiles on Hatena's online services have been changed

The URLs for displaying user profiles on Hatena's online services, known as "My Hatena", have been changed.

Starting today, profiles will no longer be displayed on and will appear on instead.

  • Click here to see how your profile is displayed: Profile

Profiles were formerly accessed at URLs with the following format:

After this change, the URL to access user profiles will now be in the following format:

Users who access the old profile URL, will automatically be redirected to the new URL.

The following URLs related to user profiles have also been changed. The new URLs for various parts of user profiles on Hatena's online services are as follows:

Page Former URL New URL
Recent Activity

We look forward to your continued enjoyment of Hatena's online services.

Flipnote Hatena has ended its service

The Flipnote Hatena website and Flipnote Hatena for Nintendo DSi ended on May 31, 2013.

We are would like to thank everyone who was part of the Flipnote Hatena community, and hope that you enjoyed the service!

You can still use Flipnote Studio on your Nintendo DSi system, however, you can no longer upload and share your flipnotes on the Flipnote Hatena online service.

Transfer Flipnotes

Unless you indicated otherwise before May 31, 2013, all flipnotes posted to Flipnote Hatena have automatically been transferred to the Nintendo DSi Library in Flipnote Gallery: World, the community for Flipnote Studio 3D.

Please visit the "Transfer Flipnotes" area on Flipnote Hatena for Nintendo DSi to learn more about moving flipnotes to Flipnote Studio 3D for Nintendo 3DS.

If you have any questions about the online services for Flipnote Studio 3D or about transferring your flipnotes, please visit the Nintendo website in your region.

Use your Hatena ID on Hatena's other online services

Hatena has other services that you can use with your Hatena ID.

  • Hatena Blog: Hatena Blog is a free blogging service with many features that is easy to use. Create a blog to tell stories about your life, express your opinions, and share your thoughts and ideas with the world. We have created a special community for Flipnote Hatena users on Hatena Blog. Click here to join the official Flipnote Hatena group!

  • Hatena Haiku: Hatena Haiku is a micro-blogging service where you can express yourself with text, hand drawn pictures, photos, videos and links connected by keywords. Enjoy communicating in whole new way.

We look forward to your continued enjoyment of Hatena's online services.

Thanks from all of us at Hatena!

May 30, 2013: Flipnote Hatena Weekly News


Hello, this is Aaron at Hatena in Kyoto, Japan with the final edition of the Flipnote Hatena Weekly News.

Flipnote Hatena is a unique and special community that has been part of the lives of many people around the world since 2008. Hatena produced the technology to make this service possible, but all of the people who posted Flipnotes, made friendships, and shared their creativity with the world here are truly the most important part of Flipnote Hatena. The magic that was Flipnote Hatena would have never happened without all of you!

We would like to take this moment to thank everyone in the Flipnote Hatena community for joining us on our animation adventure these past few years. We sincerely hope that the time we spent together on Flipnote Hatena can somehow help you in your future endeavors, and wish the best of luck to all of you.

For more details about the closing times for Flipnote Hatena in your region please access the link below:

Closing Times for the Flipnote Hatena Online Service

Flipnote Hatena will soon come to an end, but the memories of the great times we had together here will always remain with us.

Thank you for reading the news blog all of these years, and for all of the amazing Flipnotes!

Flipnote of the Week

Itokichikun (id:wakasuga) from Japan posted this heart warming story about a young man and his Nintendo DSi.

The best of the last week's topic: "Thank You"

There were over 1,850 Flipnotes posted about last week's topic, and here are some of our favorites from around the world.

You can see all of the Flipnotes posted about last week's topic by clicking on the link below (be sure to set your content preference to Worldwide to see Flipnotes from all regions):

Weekly Topic: Thank You

"Thank You" Flipnotes from the Americas region

steven (id:vajra12) thanks us all with a clasp of his hands and a bow in this Flipnote.

bennett (id:TheFlipnoteDude) posted this thank you message with an exciting beat.

Octopus (id:physcolinda1) thanks a Nintendo DSi for the memories in this Flipnote.

※Trícity※™ (id:Rosa08888) reminds us that when one door closes, another door always opens.

★ We enjoyed this beautifully drawn thank you animation by sarahw±サラ● (id:yhfjkcbnnvbnnb).

Mr.Epic (id:mr-epic) thanks the Flipnote Hatena community in this excellent Flipnote.

"Thank You" Flipnotes from the Europe and Oceania region

HARRY (id:jago12-345) says thank you and goodbye to the Flipnote Hatena community in his own special way.

rainbowEnd (id:flowerpix) sends us all a beautiful thank you message in this animation.

★ All of the characters created by geezer (id:geezerdk) come together to say thank you in this Flipnote!

DSITEROL (id:Classic-Angels) created a cute and musical thank you message that made us smile.

★ Learn to say thank you in different languages in this animation by KitsuneFox (id:Clarisse84).

★ We liked the thankful frog and fun sounds in this animation by Lej (id:Lejla).

"Thank You" Flipnotes from Japan

Johnny 3 (id:a3735963) posted this Flipnote to thank his Nintendo DSi for all of its hard work.

Foomin (id:wrbyno10) thanks everyone in the Flipnote Hatena community in this beautiful animation.

Pichu says thanks to her Nintendo DSi in this nicely drawn Flipnote.

FENNEC (id:CYBASTER) sends a special thank you to us all in this amazing animation.

Tako Death (id:rabbit_thankyou) animates the words thank you and an octopus in this funny animation.

Yotti (id:yotiyottin) created this beautifully animated thank you message for the final weekly topic.

Frog Sightings

6 J Rose (id:angel24) posted this photo of a frog checking out something new on a Nintendo 3DS.


DaUsername (id:theusername) discovered this little frog while doing some house cleaning.



What did you think about the weekly news this week? Let us know by telling us your feedback in the box below.

You can read comments posted by Nintendo DSi users by viewing the Flipnote below:

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