Mobile twitter site does not show animated gifs when logged in

RESOLVED FIXED

Status

Tech Evangelism
Mobile
RESOLVED FIXED
3 years ago
2 years ago

People

(Reporter: birtles, Unassigned)

Tracking

(Blocks: 1 bug)

unspecified

Firefox Tracking Flags

(platform-rel ?)

Details

(Whiteboard: [country-all][sitewait][platform-rel-Twitter], URL)

Attachments

(2 attachments)

(Reporter)

Description

3 years ago
STR:
1. Log out of twitter (or open a Private Browsing window)
2. Open the URL (https://mobile.twitter.com/HoldMyBeerGif/status/615271986303008770)
3. Click the thumbnail with play-button overlay (goes to: https://mobile.twitter.com/HoldMyBeerGif/status/615271986303008770/video/1)
4. Enjoy video
5. Log in to twitter
6. Open the same URL
7. Click the thumbnail (goes to: https://mobile.twitter.com/HoldMyBeerGif/status/615271986303008770/photos)

Expected result:
Enjoy the video

Actual result:
Only a static thumbnail is served.

Note that even navigating directly to the 'video' URL (https://mobile.twitter.com/HoldMyBeerGif/status/615271986303008770/video/1) produces the same result.

I see a similar result in Chrome. It appears twitter is serving the wrong content when logged in.
(Reporter)

Comment 1

3 years ago
Created attachment 8627466 [details]
Logged-in flow
(Reporter)

Comment 2

3 years ago
Created attachment 8627467 [details]
Logged-out flow
Yeah, weird. Here's a gist comparing the markup of the media card for logged in/logged out users.

Hi Jeremy, could you bring this to the attention of some m.twitter.com devs? It's also affecting mobile Chrome.
Whiteboard: [country-all][sitewait]
Another friend at Twitter brought this to the attention of the Twitter mobile team.

Comment 6

3 years ago
Thanks for keeping this updated. Will we hear word back once a fix is implemented, or should we just test periodically?
Assignee: nobody → administration
Blocks: 869205

Comment 7

2 years ago
Is it still happening?
(Reporter)

Comment 8

2 years ago
(In reply to Karl Dubost :karlcow from comment #7)
> Is it still happening?

Yes.
Whiteboard: [country-all][sitewait] → [country-all][sitewait][platform-rel-Twitter]

Updated

2 years ago
platform-rel: --- → ?
This is fixed now, likely when they redesigned.

(tested with https://mobile.twitter.com/HoldMyBeerGif/status/745937073572552705)
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 2 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
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