Over the weekend, Twitter users for the iPhone had an auto-update issue after updating an app. Essentially, the timeline was random, so people lost track of what they were reading. Now Twitter says that it is providing a solution to the problem.
A fix for the auto-scrolling bug is rolling out now! Thanks for your patience while we worked on this. Please update your iOS app to version 8.1.5 when it becomes available for you.
— Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) November 6, 2019
As we speculated yesterday, the automatic update of Twitter should be seamless, with new tweets silently inserted above. Instead, the actual functionality was anything but transparent.
Since last week, Twitter users have complained for iOS that their calendars will automatically be randomly updated and come to the fore. For example, if you’re reading a tweet, your calendar will be updated and jump up, causing you to lose your seat in your calendar.
Twitter for iOS can be downloaded for free from the App Store. Make sure you update today to prevent the automatic update timeline error from affecting you for longer.
Last month, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey said the company may consider opening some aspects of its third-party API. This would help apps like Tweetbot and Twitterrific compete with the first party’s Twitter app, but the specific details are unknown at this time.
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