Twitter wants you to know that it’s listening

The social media company announced Tuesday that, after an infuriating few days, it has finally fixed an iOS app bug that was driving its users bonkers. For the blissfully unaware, the bug would randomly scroll Twitter feeds — causing people to lose their place while right in the middle of staring into the digital abyss. 

Thankfully, no more. According to a tweet from the Twitter Support account, the brief torture of having our precious feed toyed with before our very eyes has come to an end. 

“A fix for the auto-scrolling bug is rolling out now,” wrote whoever is behind the account. “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 Support@TwitterSupport · Nov 5, 2019

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

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.8105:36 AM – Nov 6, 2019Twitter Ads info and privacy520 people are talking about this

Even Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey chimed in to express his relief at the fix. 

jack @jack

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Fin https://twitter.com/twittersupport/status/1191869434660605953 …Twitter Support@TwitterSupportReplying to @TwitterSupportA 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.5915:56 AM – Nov 6, 2019Twitter Ads info and privacy177 people are talking about this

The bug, while it lasted, elicited uniform frustration from anyone (including this author) who encountered it. 

HecklerKat@hecklerkat

Me: Hey! I was reading that!
Twitter Auto Refresh: Not anymore!28:46 AM – Nov 5, 2019Twitter Ads info and privacySee HecklerKat’s other Tweets

s.e. smith@sesmith

Twitter if I wanted you to randomly refresh my feed and lose my place while I’m trying to read I would have asked for it.80.8K9:09 PM – Nov 2, 2019Twitter Ads info and privacy15.8K people are talking about this

Chris Taylor@FutureBoy · Nov 5, 2019Replying to @FutureBoy

Nope, it doesn’t work. Please, @jack, stop the auto-reload madness.

Chris Taylor@FutureBoy

The net result of this reload nonsense is I now spend much less time on Twitter — it’s actually a nice reminder to go and do other things instead. So thanks, @jack, I guess?12:44 AM – Nov 6, 2019Twitter Ads info and privacySee Chris Taylor’s other Tweets

Meg Kennedy@megmckennedy

Hey, I was reading that! @Twitter11:03 AM – Nov 4, 2019 · Warwick, NYTwitter Ads info and privacySee Meg Kennedy’s other Tweets

Scare-ah Carlson@sarahkcarlson

@Twitter
I
was
reading
that2:05 AM – Nov 6, 2019Twitter Ads info and privacySee Scare-ah Carlson’s other Tweets

Benjamin Dreyer@BCDreyer

I WAS READING THAT, @Twitter.8,66311:36 PM – Nov 3, 2019Twitter Ads info and privacy2,878 people are talking about this

Now that it’s fixed, we can all return to the good old days of Twitter — where we were left to read our soul-crushing content in uninterrupted peace. Phew. 

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