Twitter beta for Windows Phone 8.1 being disabled on some devices, you could be next
Last week we had a nice little surprise with the Twitter beta app leaking. The app is optimized for Windows Phone 8.1 and includes the Social Extensibility framework, which I detailed recently. If you use Twitter and 8.1, the app is pretty fantastic due to the ability to use the Share picker and the deeper integration with the OS.
Unfortunately, the beta was meant to be private, meaning none of you were supposed to have access to that link. This is also why we were unsurprised when the app disappeared from the Store just a few hours after being covered by tech sites.
Now, there seems to be another step being taken: the app is being disabled for some users. We should clarify that this is not Microsoft revoking the app, which results in a pop-up message noting such an occurrence and the app literally being uninstalled from your phone. But rather, this is evidently a check to see if those of you who have it, are also on the beta list.
A few users have described the app Tile being "grayed out" and that it no longer opens, including users in our forums and in ‘tips’ sent in. A user named ‘calebkeith’ on Reddit goes on to explain the process:
To be honest, we’re unsure of how that whole process works as we don’t recall a situation like this in the past. Even the WhatsApp beta didn’t do that when it was accidently leaked as well (and no, we don’t know when the update is coming, so please don’t ask).
Regardless, if you have had the Twitter beta Tile grayed out and experienced a similar issue, that’s the reason. For now, it seems like the vast majority of you still have it working, as we haven’t had a flood of complaints yet.
Let us know in comments if your Twitter beta for Windows Phone 8.1 is still working or not!
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Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central, 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 for some reason, watches. 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.
answer is NO
so why are you complaining about? go back to 8.0 if you can't deal with the Preview.
1. apps aren't finished and they can be updated anytime to make the apps good when 8.1 is officially released. why do you think they are asking for feedback?
2. not many turn their mobile data off, again go back to 8.0 if you think it's easier to do it there.
3. why are settings a mess? too hard to read the titles? why I want "about" at the beginning of my settings if I won't open about like never?
4.again roll back to 8.0... and please this is about TWITTER which has NOTHING to do with MICROSOFT. go complain to your mommy how Microsoft doesn't do things you want... and how other people (like me) are happy with 8.1 and how nice it feels, and aren't complaining like you