Twitter accidentally reveled some users private tweets as per the company information and support team. Some user had set the ” Protect your tweets “ which allows the users who were approved only can view the tweets, but due to this bug many android users tweets has been exposed.
The company says that the issue impacted Twitter for Android users who made certain account changes while the “Protect your Tweets” option was turned on.
We’ve become aware of and fixed an issue where the “Protect your Tweets” setting was disabled on Twitter for Android. Those affected have been alerted and we’ve turned the setting back on for them. More here: https://t.co/0qM5B1S393
— Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) January 17, 2019
User who made the changes in the account like change the email which make the ” Protect your tweets” disabled. Company says that users may have been impacted by the problem if they made these account changes between November 3, 2014, and January 14, 2019 the day the bug was fixed.
Speaking to TechCrunch, Twitter has now informed those who were affected by the issue, and has re-enabled the “Protect your Tweets” setting if it had been disabled on those accounts. But Twitter says it’s making a public announcement because it “can’t confirm every account that may have been impacted.”
The company says it believes the issue is now fully resolved.