It's Not Just You: Tweet Previews Aren't Showing in iMessage Right Now

While sharing a Twitter link in an iMessage conversation typically results in a light-blue bubble with an in-line preview of the tweet, and an image if one was included, tweet previews appear to be broken right now.

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As of Friday morning, Twitter links shared in iMessage conversations appear as basic gray bubbles with the twitter.com domain and no other information. It's unclear if this is an intentional change by Twitter to direct users towards its platforms, or if it is simply a bug. We've reached out to Twitter for comment and we'll provide an update if we hear back.

A similar issue with Instagram links in iMessage cropped up a few months ago, and it ended up being a bug that was fixed thereafter.

Earlier this week, Twitter rolled out support for larger image previews in the timeline in its iOS and Android apps, meaning that tall images will no longer be cropped into a 16:9 layout. Twitter is also rolling out a new Tip Jar feature that allows users to tip eligible accounts held by creators, journalists, experts, and non-profit organizations.

Top Rated Comments

lukejr Avatar
17 months ago
YouTube links have been like this in Europe for the past 2 months now, some people claim it's GDPR related or cookies, but very annoying.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
DeepIn2U Avatar
17 months ago
Seems some background changes in iMessage - iCloud may have broken a few things. Seems to be the only explanation as all these services are affected and non relate to each others business, yet only iMessage is the commonality.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Stow Avatar
17 months ago
Instagram has been like this for months for me
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Neil Robertson Avatar
17 months ago
Instagram seemed to be fixed for a few days, but I'm back to no previews again ?
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
YourPalMichael Avatar
17 months ago
Judging from this ('https://twitter.com/mergesort/status/1390783036577525771') tweet it was a bug. But it should be fixed now ('https://twitter.com/rmondello/status/1390797583329611777').
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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