Twitter updates iPhone app, restores mentions and interactions

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A mysterious bug that disabled mentions and interactions in Twitter’s mobile applications has finally been fixed.

The Twitter for iPhone application, as of Sunday afternoon, stopped updating to display replies (otherwise known as mentions), retweets, favorites, and other activity in the “@ Connect” tab for some members.

With the release of version 4.1.3, out now, Twitter has remedied the problem, returning the oddly absent activity back to iPhone users.

When VentureBeat inquired about the bug Monday, a Twitter spokesperson directed us to a help page that acknowledged the issue and instructed users to delete and re-add a Twitter account to solve the issue, but did not offer further explanation of the issue.

The Twitter for Android application was also affected with the same malfunction and has since been updated.

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