If you are a regular Twitter user (on mobile or on the web) you may have already experienced a bug where the post disappears while you are reading. It’s as if the feed has been updated on its own and this happens most often when you return to the app or when you open a link and go back to the timeline. This annoying problem—finally—seems to be on its way out.
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The official Twitter support profile has published an update in which it comments on the flaw and claims there is a solution on the way. The platform said it is aware of how much this harms the user experience and promises a definitive update in the next two months.
The background: the Tweet would move up the timeline the replies were added to the ongoing convo. Since some convos can evolve quickly, this made it so you didn’t see the same Tweet repeated in the TL.
Our changes will keep your TL fresh and keep Tweets from disappearing mid-read.
— Twitter Support ( @TwitterSupport) September , 22
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In general, this occurs in posts with many responses: when a new one is added to the conversation, the timeline was automatically updated. The changes will focus on changing the way tweets are displayed, which should prevent them from disappearing right in the middle of reading.
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Since the beginning of This year, Twitter focuses on introducing new features and does so at an ever-increasing pace: from big news like Spaces and the late Fleets to smaller but no less important features. Recently, the company started to release a tool to remove followers without blocking them and should allow the creation of Communities for users to talk about specific topics.
So far, the platform has not given more technical details and the way is to wait patiently for the solution until the end of November.
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