If iMessage is cutting both ends of your tweets, you’re not alone


Just yesterday, I wrote that Twitter had a rough February after experiencing issues for the second time in a week, and now the company may be dealing with a strange iMessage bug. If you’re using an Apple device and send a tweet to your buddy on an Apple device, the first and last characters in the tweet may not appear. As reported by 9to5Mactweet samples sent via iMessage seem to be missing the first and last characters of the tweet, making them read oddly.

myself and someone else roadside writer have also experienced this bug. Here’s how Apple’s Messages app on my iPhone, Mac, and Apple Watch displayed a tweet I wrote yesterday:

Can you guess which letters are missing?
Screenshots by Jay Peters / The Verge

And here’s what the tweet I made yesterday actually looked like:

(They didn’t.)
Screenshot by Jay Peters / The Verge

Reached out for comment, Twitter spokesperson Stephanie Cortez originally said the bug appears to have been fixed, but it turns out it hasn’t — Cortez said shortly after we published this article that the company is aware of the problem and looking for a solution. Apple did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Hopefully this will be fixed soon – otherwise your group chat could be filled with some tweets that seem even weirder than usual.

Update February 18, 6:48 PM ET: Added confirmation from Twitter that there is a problem.

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