PSA: Official Twitter app crashing on viewing Tweets for Windows Phone

Something has changed today on Twitter’s backend, and it’s causing some issues for Windows Phone users. We have received numerous complaints that when you press on an individual tweet to view it, the app will crash. Just browsing the Twitter stream and posting still work, but if you tap a tweet to bring up the details page, your app may suddenly close out.

We’ve tested the scenario on various devices and have been able to replicate it. It occurs on Windows Phone 8.0 and 8.1 devices using the public Twitter app. Tapping on three or more tweets seems to initiate the crashing, though it seems random on various devices. Interestingly, the beta version for Windows Phone 8.1 that leaked a few weeks ago has no such issue that we’ve encountered.

We’re reaching out to Microsoft and Twitter about the problem.

For now, you’d best be served by long-pressing on an individual tweet to bring up the quick-action menu for reply, retweet, favorite or copy tweet. Unfortunately, more advanced sharing options will not be accessible if you’re experiencing this bug.

Since this is a backend change for Twitter, presumably they could reverse or fix it on their end, meaning an app update may not be needed. Users have complained on other platforms about similar issues, so this may not be a specific Windows Phone problem per se. Sit tight.

Are you experiencing this app crash? Let us know in comments.

Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central. He is also the head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007, when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and watches. He has been reviewing laptops since 2015 and is particularly fond of 2-in-1 convertibles, ARM processors, new form factors, and thin-and-light PCs. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.