Twitter updates iOS app to prevent tweets from disappearing mid-read

Twitter said in September that it is aware of the problem with tweets disappearing from view mid-read when the timeline seems to auto-refresh. The company today announced that it has made some updates on iOS to prevent tweets from disappearing mid-read. “Now when you pause your timeline scrolling to look at a tweet, it should stay put,” Twitter said. 

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The update, which only iOS devices have received for now, is expected to come to Android devices very soon. The updates come after similar improvements to the web version of Twitter last week. Twitter said that tweets can disappear when replies are added to an ongoing conversation, as this will push existing tweets up the timeline. 

“We know it’s a frustrating experience, so we’re working on changing it,” Twitter had said in September.

Twitter has been busy with acquisitions and product launches since the beginning of the year. The popular microblogging app, which launched its paid subscription product Blue in the United States and New Zealand a couple of weeks ago, announced last week that it is acquiring Threader, a third-party freemium app which allows users to compile Twitter threads. Announcing its Revue and Breaker acquisitions in January, Twitter also announced last month that it has acquired the group chat app Sphere.

Earlier this month, Twitter also announced that it is building a dedicated team called “Twitter Crypto”. The team will be responsible for exploring ways to help creators with interest in decentralized apps to manage virtual goods and currencies. 

Written by Maya Robertson


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