Twitter’s New iOS Update: No More Disappearing Tweets

The iOS version of Twitter is being updated to prevent tweets from disappearing as users read them. The modification comes after Twitter last month updated its web platform so that new tweets do not automatically refresh timelines.

When a user’s timeline would automatically refresh, tweets would frequently vanish from view as they were being read, resulting in a vexing experience.

“We’ve 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 outlined in a tweet.

We’ve 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 Support (@TwitterSupport) November 23, 2021

In September, Twitter announced that it would be improving how tweets are displayed so that they wouldn’t vanish halfway through reading.

These modifications have now been implemented on both the web and iOS versions of Twitter. On Android, Twitter is working on modifying the disappearing tweet experience, but it’s unclear when these changes will go live.

Previously, when it came to mobile, Twitter had offered full-size image previews. The company has now announced that photo previews on the web will no longer be cropped automatically. Instead of being cropped, images will now be displayed in their natural form on Twitter for the web rather than framed.

Images will now show as they appeared at the time you shot them rather than gambling on how they’ll look in the timeline. In March, a small number of iOS and Android users were enlisted to test the change.

These improvements are all part of Twitter’s efforts to improve its platform and make its services more accessible.

The ability for users to share direct links to their Spaces with others in order to listen in real time via the web without having to log into the platform has just been released. All Android users over the age of 18 have now been given access to the company’s in-app tipping option.