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Original story (published on February 08, 2022) follows:

Twitter, one of the biggest social media and the world’s largest microblogging platform has been steadily gaining popularity in the last few years. With more than 396 million users worldwide, almost half the people use it to get news.

But in the last few months, Twitter users have been facing numerous issues such as being unable to add people to lists, app scrolling to top with back button amongst many more.


And now, Twitter users on the Vodafone UK network are reporting (1,2,3,4,5) that images, GIFs, or videos are not loading at all.

It looks like the issue has been affecting those on the network for the last couple of days. All they are able to see are blank spaces instead of images and videos.

Many said they tried generic solutions such as clearing app data and cache and reinstalling the app but to no avail. Below are some of the reports shared by Vodafone UK users saying Twitter is not loading any images or videos.


Ma twitter is gubbed. People’s Avis not showing and no photos or videos loading either.Its fine when I’m on WiFi but once I’m on mobile data it goes again. I’ve uninstalled and installed again. I’ve checked in settings that it’s on mobile data What’s happening @Twitter @vodafone

Anybody else not having any images (even profile pics) loading when on their data on Twitter? Fine on every app, but the problem‘s the same no matter where I go or how strong my signal is. Wifi fine.

Fortunately, Vodafone UK has acknowledged the issue and said that they are working to fix it. However, there is no ETA on when the problem will be resolved.

Hey Omar
We’re already aware of the issue with images/video not loading on Twitter and working on a fix as soon as possible. It might be worth trying to restart the app by fully closing it then re-opening to see if this helps.

Also, we came across a workaround that involves accessing Twitter using Firefox since the browser is loading images and videos for some.


We hope Vodafone UK finds out the root cause of the issue and fix it as soon as possible since many Twitter users are frustrated by the inability to use the platform normally.

When they fix the issue, we will update this space to reflect the same so make sure you stay tuned for more information. In the meantime, do let us know if the aforementioned workaround fixed the issue for you in the comments below.

Update 1 (February 09)

05:11 pm (IST): Vodafone UK has confirmed that the issue with Twitter images and videos not loading has now been fixed.

Hi there, thank you for your patience whilst we worked with our partners to resolve this technical problem. This has now been fixed and we’re sorry for any inconvenience this has caused. Thank you, Sophie (Source)

Update 1 (March 28)

09:32 am (IST): Many users are again reporting (1, 2, 3) that images and videos are not loading for them. This issue isn’t acknowledged yet, however, we will keep tabs on the latest development and inform you as and when anything new comes up.

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