A problem with the Twitter links looks like it keeps recurring on Android and iPhone devices. A few Android and iPhone users are unable to open Twitter links whatsoever. This is probably the result of the gradual changes that have been brought about on the platform. And there have been updates that led to this problem in the past. Basically, a non-functioning link is the first thing that indicates an unstable performance by the Twitter app. Sharing posts is a huge part of the social media experience. Problems that prevent users from sharing posts with each other are a bit contradictory to what the app is supposed to do. This is when a user would greatly appreciate a concise list of troubleshooting methods to fix the problem. So, here it is! Read through the list below and fix the Twitter links on your Android or iPhone device.
Fixes for Twitter links not working on Android & iPhone:
1) Restart your device:
Restart your iPhone or Android device and try to open the link again. A user shared their experience with this issue. They mentioned that none of the other troubleshooting steps worked for them, except restarting their device. Hence, this is probably your best shot at fixing the problem. Whichever device you use, Android or iPhone, restart it and then try opening the Twitter links that were inaccessible.
2) Copy and paste the link manually:
Copy the Twitter links that are not working on your Android device or iPhone. Now paste in the browser search bar. Searching for the link manually will open the link on your browser and prompt the app on your phone to open. You will be asked by the system if you want to continue with the browser or open the Twitter app. Click on “Open in Twitter app”. The link will take you to the appropriate post.
3) Check for updates:
Check the Play Store on your Android device and App Store on your iPhone to check if there is an update available for the Twitter app. Install the update that may be available. If there are no updates for the app, check your device settings. If the software on your device can be updated, do that. After the update is installed on the Android device or iPhone, try opening the Twitter links again.
4) Reinstall the app:
At last, if the links still don’t work, uninstall the Twitter app from your device. After uninstalling the app, perform a quick restart and then install it again. The reinstallation will most probably fix the problem for good.