About updating your Twitter app

If we suspect that the current version of your Twitter app is vulnerable to security threats, you may experience an app security shutdown. When this happens, you’ll see a message prompting you to update your device’s Twitter app to the latest version. While experiencing limited app functionality, you’ll remain logged in to your account, and can maintain access through twitter.com. 

What to expect if your device’s Twitter app experiences a security shutdown:

  • If you’re on Twitter for iOS, you’ll continue to see notification previews that you’ve previously set up on your device. Trying to open a notification will send you to the Update your Twitter app prompt. If you’re on Twitter for Android, you won’t see notifications. 
  • You’ll continue to receive email notifications that you’ve previously set up for your account. When you click a Tweet embedded in your email notification you’ll see the Update your Twitter app prompt before the Tweet launches on Twitter.com.  
  • Attempting to open your Twitter for iOS app redirects you to the Update your Twitter app prompt. Your account is still accessible via twitter.com, and app functionality is fully restored after performing the update.
  • Trying to compose a Tweet or send a direct message from any iOS app extension, redirects you to the Update your Twitter app prompt. You’ll need to perform the update to regain access to these features from your app extensions. While the app is shutdown, you can still choose to Tweet and send direct messages from your account via twitter.com.
  • Attempts to use an app shortcut will send you to the Update your Twitter app prompt.
  • If you’re on an iOS device and experience an app security shutdown due to a security vulnerability, an attempt to search for a Tweet in your browser, or tapping on a Tweet link will take you to the Update your Twitter app prompt before the Tweet launches on Twitter.com. If you’re on Twitter for Android and have designated your Twitter app as the default option to view Tweets, tapping on a Tweet link from a search in your browser will open the app and show the Update your Twitter app prompt.

 

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