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When I go to add widgets to my home screen, I don't have any widget from Twitter available. Other widgets are appearing in the widget list, can be added, and work fine. Just nothing from Twitter.

What could possibly be causing this?

I am on Android 6, but it couldn't possibly be too old, as i have an even older device running Android 4.3 where the Twitter widget is available. I have the Twitter app installed, I am logged into it, I can open it and use it. The only thing that is missing is their widget for my home screen.

I have tried removing the app and installing it again, logging back in again, restarted the device a couple times, but the widget just doesn't offer, neither for the default launcher, nor in Nova Launcher.

  • try to login twitter using chrome. after logged in tap on three dots on top-right portion of chrome and select 'Add to Home Screen'. This will act as twitter app icon. I am using the same, I don't have twitter app installed, but placed like this. By, tapping icon, it loads twitter in chrome, for your case, I think it will redirect action to twitter app. – Rahul Gopi Feb 25 at 12:15
  • @RahulGopi Like i wrote in my original post, the app works fine. It's the widget that is missing, and your suggestion will not give me the widget, nor an alternative to it. – Digital Ninja Feb 25 at 12:20
  • Okay. Try with any other launcher. Or uninstall and reinstall twitter app and check. – Rahul Gopi Feb 25 at 12:22
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Sorry, the Twitter widget is gone.

The Twitter widget was removed from service in the newer versions since release 6.8.0. See the report dated July 26, 2015 from Android Police. It is possible the version you are maintaining on the earlier OS was never updated (or can't be) to a widget-less version.

My Samsung S8 carries the latest Twitter App and no widget available, regardless of launcher. (I use Nova, but confirmed this too, by reverting to the default)

  • Thanks for the info! Never would have crossed my mind that that would be the case, especially with 3rd-party apps popping up to offer a homescreen twitter widget. I have now solved my need for the widget by installing the older version of their app. Cheers! – Digital Ninja Feb 26 at 6:51

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