Twitter Bug Confuses Users With Mislabelled Retweets

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Twitter Bug Confuses Users With Mislabelled Retweets
  • Twitter confirms that a new bug was mislabeling the "social proof" tag
  • This caused users to see retweets from random people on their timeline
  • Tap down arrow on the right side of the tweet to to see less content

A bug on Twitter majorly affecting Android users, confused the twitteraties by making them view retweets from random people on their timeline, the media reported. Twitter confirmed that the bug was mislabelling the "social proof" tag on retweets because of which users were actually viewing posts from people they did follow -- who appeared unfamiliar due to the glitch, TechCrunch reported on Friday.

The "Social Proof" tag is part of the retweet that tells users who, among the people they follow, had retweeted the post in question.

"Twitter says the retweets that showed up were actually tweeted by someone the affected users knew. The engineers are aware of the problem and are working to fix this now. The bug has been live for a few days, Twitter also confirmed," TechCrunch added.

The company's @TwitterSupport account has not yet replied to the affected users who took to the platform to notify and complain about the problem.

"Until the bug is fixed, Twitter users who don't like the content of the seemingly random retweets can tap on the down arrow on the right side of the tweet to tell Twitter it wants to see less content like this," the report noted.

Meanwhile, Twitter is testing a new feature on Android that puts news stories at the top of the timeline to help users keep up with what is happening around the world.

"With this update, we're making it easier for people to see the news and stories their followers have been discussing while they've been away right at the top of their timeline," Mashable quoted Wally Gurzynski, Product Manager, Twitter as saying on Tuesday.


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