Twitter advises android users against updating crash-prone app

Yolanda Curtis
January 23, 2020

Users who are already on the latest Twitter version can stop auto-update for Twitter on the Play Store by disabling the feature.

Twitter has released a fix for a bug in a recent update that caused its mobile app to crash unexpectedly.


Twitter users on Android who haven't downloaded the latest update yet should wait till the bug is fixed.

Twitter immediately acknowledged and apologised for the issue and also stated that it would not update it "until we let you know it's fixed". You can check out the official tweet below.


If you're not on the latest version, you should probably temporarily prohibit the Play Store from auto-updating Twitter.

For those that haven't installed version 8.28, visit the Play Store listing and tap the overflow menu in the top-right corner to uncheck "Enable auto-update". It's surprising to see such an issue slipping through the kind of rigorous testing one would expect from a company like Twitter. This will reset all the data on the Twitter app and you'll have to sign in all over again. Here's the flow: Settings - Apps - Twitter - Storage & cache - Clear storage - Clear cache. You just need to clear the Twitter app's cache memory. The app is crashing immediately on launching after the update is installed.


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