Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has promised to fix a Safari browser issue that has been causing problems for people who try to open links from Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR)’s platform. The so-called t.co shortlink problem has been around for nearly four months and it is believed to have been introduced with the OS X El Captain update.
Because of the t.co bug, you cannot open the t.co Twitter shortlink on Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s Safari browser. However, the link works just fine when you are using other browsers other than Safari.
If you click on the t.co shortlink on Twitter, you are taken to a browser tab that will never open to display what you want. At first you might think it is a problem with your Internet connection, so you may end up trying to refresh the tab or closing it and opening the link again. However, no matter how much you toil, nothing will ever happen and you will have to give up. At that point you have to use another browser to open the link, maybe Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG)’s Chrome browser, which is among the Web tools that works have no problems opening the t.co link.
For the several months that people have been complaining about the Safari browser bug and their frustrating encounter with it, there has not been any help coming from forth – until now. In a tweet, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s engineer Timothy Hatcher has acknowledged the problem and even promised that a fix was on the way. However, the promise is vague because it doesn’t seem to provide the exact date when Apple hopes to eliminate the problem.
Turning to Safari alternatives
For the time being, opening the t.co link on Twitter through Safari will remain a challenge until Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) makes good its promise to fix the issue. Those Apple hardware users who have Chrome as their default browser have no problem opening the shortened t.co link. However, if Safari is your default browser, you will always have to copy the t.co link and paste it on Chrome to open it.