Opening Facebook & Instagram handles on Twitter mysteriously crashes the app for Android users
The issue seems to be restricted to Android only for now since iOS users deny facing it. There have been no odd behaviors on opening the handles through the desktop site either.
It also does that when you try to open the Facebook account
I think it only happens on Android works for me as well
The crash seems pretty widespread given the fact that among the people we have asked to check, literally everyone has confirmed the same. It could also be quite possible that the issue is being faced by every Android user.
Upon further investigation, it is safe to say that the problem is pretty much new, as there are no implications that say otherwise. The reason behind it is unknown as of now.
Users are taken back to the previous page when they first try to open up the official Twitter handles of Instagram or Facebook. However, persistent attempts cause the app to crash. The app may crash on the first attempt too.
Moreover, we were not able to reproduce the issue on other profiles or even other related handles like LinkedIn and Snapchat.
Hence, oddly enough, the issue does appear to be limited to just the official Facebook and Instagram handles.
Furthermore, the source of opening up the handles does not matter as the profiles are inaccessible via both – mentions and as well as the Twitter search bar.
Fix for crashing Facebook & Instagram handles on Twitter
The only workaround for the issue appears to be following the handles before opening them.
It happens when u don’t follow them lmao
To do the same, just search up the profiles using the Twitter search section. Next, hit the follow button before opening them up as shown in the above image. Doing this will allow you to visit the handles sans crash issues.
Could this be a neat little trick by Facebook and Instagram to increase followers on Twitter? Calm down for this is highly unlikely! It is most probably just a weird bug.
That being said, let us know in the comments below if the crashing issue for Facebook and Instagram handles on Twitter has been fixed for you.
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