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Microsoft confirms Windows Phone data usage issue with Twitter feature

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 24 Oct 2013 16:49

Microsoft confirms Windows Phone data usage issue with Twitter feature Microsoft has confirmed that a back-end change made by Twitter is causing Windows Phone devices to use excessive amounts of data downloading profile images.
Twitter is currently in the process of transitioning its profile pictures from one server to another, and apparently has made a change that is causing data woes for some Windows Phone users. Microsoft has confirmed that the built-in Twitter feature (within the People hub) is to blame for excessive data use reported by users.

In an attempt to provide a temporary solution for the problem, Microsoft has made changes to only sync Twitter accounts once per day, but has admitted its options are limited until Twitter resolves the back-end problem itself.

Removing a Twitter account from a Windows Phone device will stop the drain completely if you are concerned about data usage, until Twitter implements a permanent fix for the issue.

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