Over the weekend, many X customers observed that older Twitter photos had mysteriously disappeared from the positioning. Now, the corporate has confirmed that an unspecified “bug” is accountable and it’s engaged on a repair.
The difficulty first cropped up Saturday, when older tweets that had initially included photos started to point out as un-clickable t.co URLs as an alternative. X now says the bug affected “photos from earlier than 2014,” however as The Verge beforehand pointed out tweets from 2014 — together with the long-lasting Oscars from Ellen DeGeneres — have been additionally not less than briefly affected.
The 2014 Oscars picture has since been restored however different older tweets nonetheless appear to have lacking images for now. “We mounted the bug, and the problem might be totally resolved within the coming days,” X stated in an announcement by way of its assist account.
Over the weekend we had a bug that prevented us from displaying photos from earlier than 2014. No photos or knowledge have been misplaced. We mounted the bug, and the problem might be totally resolved within the coming days.
— Help (@Help) August 21, 2023
X didn’t reply to a request for remark, or present additional particulars on the reason for the bug. The corporate stated it hadn’t misplaced the underlying photos or knowledge. Nevertheless it’s hardly the primary time some side of the service has been disrupted during the last a number of months. Photographs and hyperlinks on the platform briefly broke in March as the results of . The corporate was additionally lately caught hyperlinks to a lot of opponents and different web sites run by entities Elon Musk has beforehand attacked. Musk has repeatedly complained in regards to the state of X’s infrastructure, however has additionally drastically its price range for servers and laid off many website reliability engineers in an effort to scale back prices.