If you were wondering why you were losing your precious followers on Twitter or why somehow you un-followed the people you were happily following, then the micro-blogging site now has an answer, a bug. On Wednesday Twitter acknowledged the bug in its system, with TechCrunch being the first to report the issue.
Few users across the map seemed to have been facing this ‘un-following’ phenomena for more than a month, but the recent rise has been pretty steep with Twitter explaining the bug with this message on its support page, “A person you’ve recently followed shows in your following tab, but appears with a follow icon so it looks like you’re not following them. Visit their profile if you’d like to confirm you’re following them. Engineers are working to resolve the issues listed above. Thanks for your patience!”
Although, efforts are in motion to fix the bug, it has already hampered many new social relationships online making people deal with terrible social scenarios, often offending the ones losing many followers. A similar un-follow bug was dealt with in 2008 and now the problem is again on Twitter’s doorsteps. This acknowledgment from Twitter was warmly welcomed by the users who were relieved to know about the bug’s presence in its system, and were quite expressive on the micro-blogging site with the #unfollowbug hashtag.
Twitter recently celebrated its 6th year of existence and has come a long way since then, though many still feel the micro-blogging site has been lagging in its service department with such bugs exceeding their stay.
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