If you’re on X (Twitter), you may be wondering why your likes are disappearing. Users have been complaining about this issue for a while, with complaints going back to 2019. At the time, the consensus for likes being lost was:
- Twitter wanted users to focus on replies
- Twitter wanted people to tweet more often
Engagement is important and a focal point of every social media platform, but it’s unlikely that your likes are disappearing for these reasons.
Why Are My Likes Disappearing on Twitter?
A few of the reasons that your likes may disappear on Twitter are:
It Could be a Glitch in the Matrix
Glitches. Twitter relies on massive databases to store your comments, tweets and likes. If there’s a glitch in the database, it can cause likes to not be shown properly. Developers can also introduce faulty code that is introduced and leads to miscounting likes or not counting them at all.
Essentially, there’s a glitch in the matrix that users have zero control over.
You can read a very popular tweet on the issue here.
Your App Data Needs to be Cleared
Reddit users report that their likes disappeared entirely for five days. One recommendation is to:
- Clear your app data
- Uninstall and reinstall the app
You can do this by:
How To Remove Twitter Data on Android
If clearing your cache doesn’t bring back your likes or the app is still glitchy, you can then try to install and reinstall the app.
How To Uninstall Twitter and Reinstall on Android
Uninstalling the app is as easy as finding the icon on your screen and long-tapping on it. From here, you’ll want to choose Uninstall. You can then go back to the Google Play Store and reinstall Twitter.
How To Remove Twitter Data on iOS
You’ll want to delete your Media storage and then your Web storage by following the prompts on the screen.
How To Uninstall Twitter and Reinstall on iOS
Here’s how to uninstall and reinstall Twitter on iOS:
- Locate the Twitter app icon on your home screen.
- Press and hold the icon.
- An “X” should appear at the top left corner.
- Tap “Delete” to uninstall the app.
Once you’ve deleted the app, you can reinstall it following the steps below:
- Head over to the App Store.
- Search for Twitter.
- Twitter’s app will appear as “X.”
- Tap Download to begin downloading and installing the app.
Once the app has been installed, open it up and sign into your account.
Here’s How To Fix It
If your likes are disappearing, there are steps you can take to try and restore them or – at the very least – stop the issue from happening again.
There’s no guarantee that these “fixes” will work, but it’s worth a try if you want to get your likes back.
1. Sign Out and Sign Back In
The simplest way to fix the disappearing likes issue is to sign out of your account and sign back in.
Sometimes, logging out and waiting a few minutes before signing back in can fix the issue. Consider restarting your device before you try signing back in.
You can also try clearing your cache or app data after signing out. Check out the section “Your App Data Needs to be Cleared” to learn how to do that.
2. Reinstall the Twitter App
If there’s an issue with the Twitter app that’s causing you to lose your likes, the best solution may be to uninstall and reinstall the app.
Yes, it’s inconvenient, but it’s a simple fix that’s worth trying.
Once you have uninstalled and reinstalled the app, sign into your account and see if your likes are back.
3. Contact Twitter Support
If all else fails, contact Twitter support. Support may be able to tell you what’s causing the problem and how to fix it.
You can also try sending a Tweet to @TwitterSupport to let them know about the issue and see if they can provide a solution.
If your Twitter likes are disappearing, it can be frustrating. There’s a good chance that the issue is a technical problem or glitch that’s completely out of your control. But it may also be that your likes are archived, or you need to clear your data/cache.
Try the fixes above to see if they work for you. If nothing resolves the issue, contact Twitter support.