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Twitter app crashes and a quick fix

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Jan. 22, 2020

Today the Twitter app for Android is crashing – if you’ve got the newest version of that app, and a few bits are out of order. The official Twitter Support Twitter account suggested that they’re in the process of fixing the issues at hand – but recommend that you avoid updating your Android app for Twitter until said fixes are in the mix. Meanwhile, there’s a quick-fix for those savvy enough to drop into Android Settings.
In Android Settings, go to Apps, then find your Twitter app, tap in, and “clear storage.” You might also seek out Clear Cache – or something similarly-worded. Once this is done, the Twitter app for Android should function as expected. That is to say, if you expect Twitter to open without crashing, you’ll be happy once this fix is enacted. You’ll probably need to log in once more – but it’s a small price to pay for JUSTICE!
According to Twitter Support, “We’re investigating a problem with the latest version of our Android app that causes it to crash immediately once it’s opened. If you use Twitter for Android, we suggest not updating it until we let you know it’s fixed. Sorry for the inconvenience!”
The official Twitter Support account made the Tweet mentioned above using an app called Sprinklr. This is different from the standard Twitter app. With Sprinklr, users are able to command social networking systems and handle Customer Experience Management (CXM) of many sorts from a single platform. This system is not made by Twitter proper, but by a company called Sprinklr Inc. – with an app last updated in December of 2019.
Also this December, Twitter tested a new feature that made it easier to revive old threads. The same day as that December report, there was a Twitter Security Breach that you might need to take a peek at if you’ve not already handled in the past few weeks.
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