Twitter bug allows Fleets to be seen even after 24 hours


    Twitter is one of the leading social media platforms out there in the market with around 330 million monthly active users and around 145 million daily active users. The platform is now enabling its users to experiment with posting disappearing content. Fleet, the feature that enables the mobile users to post short stories (i.e. photos, videos) along with texts, that automatically disappear after 24 hours. Although due to a bug it has been reported that in some cases Fleets aren’t disappearing and can still be accessed after 24 hours have expired. Details of this bug were released in a series of tweets, within a week after the feature was launched.

    A Twitter spokesperson said, ” We’re aware of a bug accessible through a technical workaround where some Fleets media URLs may be accessible after 24 hours. We are working on a fix that should be rolled out shortly.”

    The bug permits anyone to view and download a user’s fleets without giving a notification that the user’s fleet has been seen and by whom. The implication with this bug is that it can be manipulated to archive a user’s fleets after they have expired. Each fleet has its direct URL, which when opened in a browser would load the fleet as an image or a video. But even after the 24 hours end, the server still returns links to fleets that have already disappeared from view in the Twitter app.

    Twitter has admitted that the fix implies that fleets should disappear suitably, it also said that it won’t eliminate the fleet from its servers for up to 30 days — and it may even hold onto these fleets for an extended period if they disobey its rules. They have recognized that fleets can still be loaded from their direct URLs even after they expire.

    Recent Articles

    Software testing company Qualitest acquires QA InfoTech

      Qualitest, the world's largest independent managed services provider of quality assurance and testing solutions, announced on 18th February 2021 that they have acquired QA...

    Beginners guide to Submit Paper for Software Testing Conferences

      Software Testing Conferences have become extremely important nowadays with constant changes in techniques, and up-gradation of technology, it is extremely important for Testers to...

    Google’s Payout to Bug Hunters Hits All-time high of $6.7 Million

      Google announced on 4th February 2021 that it has paid over $6.7 million in reward to 662 security researchers across 62 countries for catching...

    Provar Secures $17M in Series A Funding

      London-based Provar is a company that assists clients and partners in making Salesforce better with repeatable and manageable test automation. It pairs instinctive testing...

    Weekly Newsletter (7th Feb’ 21 to 13th Feb’ 2021)

      Here’s the Weekly Newsletter from 7th February’ 2021 to 13th February’ 2021: 1. European Software Testing Awards 2020 - This year the 7th Edition of...

    Related Stories

    Stay on op - Ge the daily news in your inbox