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Twitter Issues iOS App Update to Fix Buggy Auto-Refresh Timeline Behavior


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Apr 12, 2001

Twitter has pushed out a point release for its official iPhone and iPad app after numerous reports of buggy auto-refresh behavior began appearing on social media.

A number of users who updated to version 8.1 of the app, released last week, said that their Twitter timeline was refreshing randomly and making them lose track of what they were reading.

It's unclear what's been causing the jumpy auto-scrolling behavior - presumably whatever changes were made to the auto-refresh function were supposed to happen invisibly and update the top of the timeline so that scrolling up to see new tweets would be seamless.

We know your timeline auto-scrolling on iOS is frustrating and we're sorry for the inconvenience. We're working on fixing this now. Thanks for sticking with us. - Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) November 4, 2019

Regardless, Twitter acknowledged the "frustrating" issue on Monday and asked users for patience while it looked into the problem.

This morning, the company released a fix to its iOS app in the form of version 8.1.5, so make sure you visit the App Store to update if you've been affected by the issue. Direct Link

Article Link: Twitter Issues iOS App Update to Fix Buggy Auto-Refresh Timeline Behavior


macrumors 603
Sep 29, 2009
Angry Twitter people blamed this on iOS 13.2 ?

(okay, I know that iOS 13.2 has a multitasking bug and I experienced it?)
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macrumors 68040
May 14, 2012
There was some weird behavior on the iPhone when you would dismiss an ad and you could see some rapid refreshing where the ad was and a busy loading symbol at the top. Almost like it was downloading dozens of ads in a few seconds.

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macrumors 68020
Mar 17, 2012
Is it just me or is this still happening ? Also just happened for me in Safari under Mojave
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