Some Huawei phones in China are automatically deleting Twitter downloaded images

It seems that a new update that is distributed for certain Huawei smartphones in China is causing the delete of images downloaded through the application of Twitter.

This story came to light when a Huawei user in China tried to download the images of his friend’s dog through the app of this social network, receiving a notification that the system had recognized that the images had been marked as downloaded via Twitter and therefore would have been deleted from the device.

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This problem has been verified by several Huawei and HONOR smartphone owners and this would have occurred after the installation of a recent update. It is not clear, however, whether this update is “guilty” or if, on the contrary, it is a new mechanism included in a recent update of the Twitter app.

The notification actually indicates that it is the application of the social network to be responsible for deleting the image and the same users who encountered the problem were able to download images via the Twitter site and third-party applications.

So far, neither Twitter nor Huawei have spoken on this problem This news comes days after Huawei announced that it will block third-party launchers on its smartphones with EMUI 9 in China. The company has also blocked the unlocking of the bootloader.

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  1. Andre John Cruz
    January 22, 2019

    this does not look good for Huawei and China

    • freedomstolen
      January 22, 2019


  2. Freeje238
    January 22, 2019

    That’s why I switched to Xiaomi. Huawei phones in China is becoming a Chinese only phone. Hopefully, Xiaomi won’t do the same.

  3. apple2005
    January 24, 2019

    Yes. I can confirm that it is true. This weird behaviour I observed in my Chinese honor note 10. I searched Google but I didn’t find anything relating to this issue. The moment I download an image from the twitter, it is deleted immediately. To the contrary videos downloaded from twitter are not deleted.
    This behavior is very unfortunate on the part of Huawei. They have also blocked 3rd party launchers.

    • freedomstolen
      January 25, 2019

      I’ve read they have blocked the ability to unlock bootloaders as well. There goes the ability to install custom ROMs.