Having trouble launching the Twitter app on Android? You are not the only one. Countless people report that the app crashes on startup after receiving the latest update (8.28.00). But don't be upset: there is a way to fix the problem.
Twitter has already confirmed this error on Twitter – you guessed it – but an official solution is still in preparation. In the meantime, there are some workarounds that you can try to get the app to work as expected.
The easiest way to avoid this problem is obviously not to update the app. Indeed, this is Twitter's suggestion.
We're investigating an issue with the latest version of our Android app that crashes immediately when opened. If you use Twitter for Android, we recommend not updating it until we tell you that it is fixed. Sorry for the inconveniences!
̵1; Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) January 21, 2020
If you are one of the unfortunate users who received the automatic update, there is still a way to get the app to work.
As some users have pointed out to Reddit, clearing the memory and cache of the Twitter app seems to fix the problem. All you have to do is go to Settings click on Apps and Notifications select Twitter, and then find the save and cache menu. The option to clear cache and memory should be available there.
Personally, this is the method I use, but there is another alternative. Editors notice that manually downloading the update from Google Play also fixes the crash, but I haven't had a chance to try an official solution yet. Or use the desktop version. Or switch to an iPhone. The real question is: how much do you long for little quarrels over insignificant topics in your social media feed?