A bug on Twitter has majorly affected Android users, and it has confused the twitteraties by causing them to view retweets from random people on their timeline. Twitter confirmed that this bug was due to mislabelling the “social proof” tag on retweets since users were actually viewing posts from people whom they were following, but appeared unfamiliar due to a technical glitch. This was reported by TechCrunch on Friday.
The “Social Proof” tag is actually a part of the retweet which tells the users who, among the people they follow, retweeted the post which is in question.
TechCrunch said– “Twitter said that the retweets which showed up had been actually tweeted by someone which affected the users knew. The engineers have been aware of the problem and have been working to fix this now. The bug has been live since a few days, Twitter also confirmed. Until the bug is fixed, Twitter users who don’t like the content of such random tweets can tap the down arrow on the right side of the tweet and tell Twitter that they want to see less content as such.”
On the other hand, Twitter has been testing a new feature on Android which will put news stories at the top of user’s timeline so as to help them keep up with the ongoing in the world.
Wally Gurzynski, Product Manager, Twitter as saying on Tuesday.
On Tuesday, Mashable quoted Wally Gurzynski, the Product Manager at Twitter saying- “With this update, we will make it easier for people to see the news and stories around the world which is being discussed by their followers when they’ve been away at the top of their timeline.”