Mysterious X Bug Breaks Hyperlinks And Photos In Outdated Twitter Posts

It appears the bug additionally impacts URLs resulting in different web sites. For instance, a tweet by journalist Matt Novak had a URL resulting in a Gizmodo article. Nonetheless, the article preview is not seen, and the unique URL has additionally been changed by two quick hyperlinks. An archived model of the identical tweet (under) exhibits the article preview, in addition to an lively clickable hyperlink that Novak talked about in his tweet.

This is not the primary time Twitter has skilled this type of bug. Within the first week of March 2023, hyperlinks embedded inside some tweets had been damaged, however the problem was quickly resolved. The Twitter Support account defined on the time that it was the results of “an inside change that had some unintended penalties.” The same problem occurred in 2016, as properly, with some Mac customers reporting on the time that “” shortened URLs weren’t opening correctly in Apple’s Safari browser.