Twitter customers report slew of recent bugs: Disappearing tweets, picture tags eliminated, hyperlink previews gone

One other week, one other new plague of Twitter bugs and glitches.

Over the previous few days, Twitter customers have reported all kinds of points that vastly have an effect on the platform’s performance. Listed here are probably the most urgent ones.

Disappearing tweets

Maybe probably the most regarding of the brand new bugs(Opens in a new tab) entails customers’ tweets randomly(Opens in a new tab) exhibiting up as deleted(Opens in a new tab)

In keeping with customers who’ve skilled the problem, sure posts are exhibiting up as “unavailable” or are even exhibiting the “This tweet has been deleted” message, regardless of the customers by no means having deleted them. These are usually not messages sometimes proven on tweets deliberately eliminated by Twitter moderators as a result of actual or supposed rule violations.

This bug appears to simply be arbitrarily deleting sure customers’ tweets. Or, at the very least, making it look(Opens in a new tab) just like the tweet has been deleted.

Some customers have reported that tweets affected by this bug are efficiently exhibiting up when the customers’ areas change, or appear to alter. Twitter person @ydn1m(Opens in a new tab) posted a video exhibiting that once they used a VPN to make it look like their normally U.S.-based account was connecting from Seoul, South Korea, one of many tweets that was beforehand exhibiting up as deleted had began to reappear on the platform. 

As Platformer beforehand reported(Opens in a brand new tab) final month, “Twitter has seen elevated latency — the time between taking an motion like refreshing the timeline and seeing new tweets populate in your feed” because it shut down one among its knowledge facilities as a part of proprietor Elon Musk’s cost-cutting initiatives. Some customers have reported seeing their engagement numbers – comparable to likes and retweets – continually change in a matter of seconds as a result of this delay. It seems that tweets disappearing relying on a customers’ area may presumably be associated to such points.

In Mashable’s personal checks, quote tweet rely particulars have been breaking too. Usually, when clicking on quote tweet counts we count on to see an inventory of tweets that quoted the tweet in query. Presently, even when the variety of quote tweets indicated on a tweet is within the a whole bunch or hundreds, the quote tweet web page will typically simply seem empty as if nobody had quoted the tweet.

Damaged integrations with Slack, iMessage, and WhatsApp

Customers have additionally been experiencing(Opens in a new tab) damaged Twitter integrations with third-party platforms.

Maybe probably the most notable platform dealing with points with Twitter is the favored chat app, Slack. And, in response to Slack, the corporate is not sure if its integration was purposefully shut off by Twitter.

“We’re conscious that the Twitter integration is now not publishing tweets to channels, and we’re sorry for the inconvenience,” Slack wrote(Opens in a new tab) on Twitter. “We don’t have a lot data from the Twitter staff about whether or not or not they’ll restore that performance sadly.”

Twitter customers have additionally shared another(Opens in a new tab) main broken(Opens in a new tab) integration: Twitter previews have now not been exhibiting up in iMessage or in WhatsApp.

Usually, when a tweet is shared in iMessage or WhatsApp, two of the most well-liked messaging apps on this planet, a preview of the tweet would present up straight within the message. Over the previous week or so, that has not been the case. As a substitute, when a tweet is posted in iMessage or WhatsApp now, a non-descriptive hyperlink exhibits up that simply says “Twitter(Opens in a new tab).”

Additionally, Mashable’s Twitter account was disconnected this morning from the social media administration service True Anthem.

Lacking picture tags

Twitter first rolled out picture tagging again in 2014(Opens in a new tab). The characteristic allowed customers to tag different customers’ @ handles from throughout the picture. When the person posted the tweet, the tagged handles would seem beneath the picture. The photo-tagged tweet would then seem within the tagged customers’ mentions, whereas liberating up area within the tweet for the unique tweeter as picture tags didn’t rely in direction of a tweet’s character rely.

Quite a few Twitter users(Opens in a new tab) at the moment are saying(Opens in a new tab) that the picture tagging characteristic is seemingly gone(Opens in a new tab).

To be clear, the power to tag customers in a photograph remains to be there when drafting a tweet. So the elimination doesn’t seem like intentional.

Non-advertisers ineligible to promote

As first reported by social media advisor Matt Navarra(Opens in a new tab), Twitter has been sending out emails to some customers over the previous day, letting them know that their “account is ineligible to take part in Twitter Advertisements.”

One small drawback: These customers don’t seem to have executed something to warrant the e-mail. In reality, customers which have obtained this electronic mail have reported that they by no means even signed as much as run Twitter advertisements within the first place. One person even shared(Opens in a new tab) that this was their second time receiving this unsolicited electronic mail.

Since Elon Musk acquired the corporate final October, Twitter has been experiencing quite a few bugs and points in addition to more-frequent downtime. The corporate has a a lot smaller workforce in current months, following a number of rounds of layoffs as Musk appears to chop prices. Twitter’s advert income, which beforehand accounted for the majority of its earnings, have taken a vital hit since Musk’s takeover. In flip, many of those bugs, glitches and a plethora of different points have been left to fester on the platform.

Mashable reached out to Twitter for touch upon any of those points. The corporate’s press electronic mail auto-responded with a poop emoji.