Social networking company Twitter rolled out an update to provide a fix for the auto-scrolling issue on iOS devices. This happened after several iOS users reported about issues which made them see their Twitter timeline refresh randomly, making them lose track of what they were reading.
he bug resulted in the application to automatically update itself and get users back to the top after an iOS user reads a tweet, a thread or just watches videos posted by other Twitter users. The bug leads to a lot of panic as users often encountered auto-refresh of tweets before they were able to read a tweet fully. Not just auto-refresh, many people have also reported major instability issues that include crashes while composing a tweet, slow performance, and whatnot. This fussy issue was acknowledged by Twitter on Monday and the company asked users for patience.
Twitter commented on this in a tweet that “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.”
On Wednesday morning, the issue was fixed with iOS app update v8.1.5. The update is rolling out as we speak, and if you haven’t received it yet, it shouldn’t be too far along. Users can also head to the App Store to manually check for the new v8.1.5 update.
“A fix for the auto-scrolling bug is rolling out now! Thanks for your patience while we worked on this. Please update your iOS app to version 8.1.5 when it becomes available for you,” Twitter confirmed the update through a tweet from its support handle.
The micro-blogging site also exclaimed its idea to ban political ads, and end the political campaign on its platform. The company in October also updated its new DM filter that will hide unwanted direct messages or DMs from the people you don’t follow which will be routed to a secondary folder. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey also hinted at the company’s plan to re-open API and opportunities to third-party developers like Tweetbot and Twitterrific to compete with the first-party Twitter application.