Twitter app internal browser rendering question

ios

#1

Hello, please let me know if there’s a better place to ask this question.

I tweet links to my website, but when the link opens in the Twitter app’s internal browser, it doesn’t render current (missing external images). When I open the link in Mobile Safari on the same device, the page resources load fine.

Is there a limit or restriction on loading external images on a page with the internal browser?

Example link in this tweet: https://twitter.com/TheStaminist/status/703448435320627200

Thanks in advance for any insight


#2

So, I’ve looked into it further and it looks like an Instagram API problem (that’s the embedded media I was having a problem with). When using their GET /p/shortcode/media endpoint, it appears to 404 certain unrecognized user agents, including the “Twitter for iPhone” internal browser. I’ve sent a bug report to Instagram.


#3