The app has always been a bit buggy on the Android platform, but the issues that are being reported are more than just a little problematic. Users have experienced not being able to open the “Me” tab which allows you to access your DMs and switch accounts, important parts of the service. I’ve experienced this bug from the second that the update was released, and I’ve heard that Twitter is working on the issue. It’s not affecting all devices, but this tweet search shows it as being pretty widespread.
You’re presented with a blank screen and a small spinner, with no information or message that says that the service is having any problems. At first, I thought that I just had a poor connection, but after using the app with Wi-Fi turned on, it became clear that this was a big ol’ bug:
Since Twitter has been streamlining all of its apps, and site, it’s a glaring issue when one of the four tabs don’t work.
@Support I downloaded the new official Twitter app for Android and now the tab w/ my profile incl. DM, favorites etc. won't load :-( Help!—
Malene Bisgaard (@Mumi79) April 06, 2013
This new Twitter for Android won't load my DM page. That's nice. #Sarcasm—
Raihan Hussain (@RaihanSays) April 06, 2013
Well @twitter your new Android app has a bug and its cheesing me off my account info goes blank quite often—
Shaun Bignell (@Shaun_Biggs) April 06, 2013
Attn @twitter the new android app won't load my me page and I can't look at all the dm's thousands of cute girls are sending me.—
ƳЦПǤ Ɖ乇₳ｲђ ƎяΞƆ₮เ๏ภ (@hell_dad) April 06, 2013
While no timeframe is being offered, and Twitter hasn’t made an official statement on the issue, it’s safe to say that the beautiful redesign that the Android app received is overshadowed by these issues. If you’re having the same issue, you might have to revert to using the mobile version of the site, as I’ve done. Or, you could search for yourself and get to your profile that way.
The nice part about Google Play is that as soon as Twitter updates the app with a new build, it will go live for everyone to grab without any submission process like Apple’s.
Hurry up, Twitter, people are cheesed off about not being able to get their DMs from cute girls and stuff.
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