Threads app crashing on your iPhone? iOS 17 beta update just fixed it

Threads app crashing repeatedly on your iPhone after updating to the iOS 17 beta? A solution has been provided to address these issues.

| Updated on: Jul 13 2023, 17:07 IST
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1/7 On their part, Adam Mosseri, Head of Instagram, posted this note on the Threads app, “Here we go. We have lots of work to do, but we’re looking to build an open, civil place for people to have conversations.” (REUTERS)
2/7 At the same time, Meta Platforms CEO, Mark Zuckerberg said, "Our vision is to take the best parts of Instagram and create a new experience for text, ideas, and discussing what's on your mind.” (AP)
3/7 Elon Musk - While Musk did not directly talk about the Threads app, the Twitter chief took a dig at Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s comment about how Twitter runs, saying, “It is infinitely preferable to be attacked by strangers on Twitter than indulge in the false happiness of hide-the-pain Instagram.” Musk also responded to a meme with a laughing emoji on Twitter which showed a keyboard with copy-and-paste buttons, implying that Threads was just a copycat of Twitter. (REUTERS)
4/7 Jack Dorsey - The former Twitter CEO and current co-founder of Bluesky Social mocked the similar interface of several Twitter alternatives in a tweet. He wrote, “We wanted flying cars, instead we got 7 Twitter clones.” (REUTERS)
5/7 Bill Gates - Announcing his arrival on the new microblogging platform, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates wrote on Threads, “I’m excited to jump into @threadsapp,” while also sharing a GIF of him jumping over a chair. (REUTERS)
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6/7 Carl Pei - Nothing co-founder and CEO Carl Pei has also joined Threads. In his first post, he wrote, “I don’t know if Threads is going to make it or not, but at least it has closed the door for Bluesky.” (Bloomberg)
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7/7 M.G. Siegler - In a tweet, M.G. Siegler, general partner at Google Ventures wrote about Threads, “Sort of strange that Instagram is about to launch Threads to try to eat Twitter just as Retro is starting to eat Instagram Stories…” (Google Ventures)
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Threads app resolves iOS 17 beta crash issue for iPhone users with latest update. (REUTERS)

Threads app crashing repeatedly on your iPhone after updating to the iOS 17 beta? Does the app crash when you attempt to upload images or videos? This problem arises when posting a new thread or replying with a photo. The problem has just been fixed.

Meta recently launched Threads app and rolled out the first update, Threads version 291 (following the initial release, version 289). The update brings a significant fix that comes just in time. While users welcomed this new addition to their social media family, a few concerns were raised.

Several iPhone users have reported app crashes when trying to attach photos or videos to their posts. The image picker consistently triggers an app crash when used. However, a temporary workaround is already there for photos - you can simply copy and paste the same without facing any glitches. While videos are still out, you could always use GIFs.

Although the first update for Threads does not introduce support for iPad or other additional features, it does resolve the photo picker bug on iOS 17. This is particularly beneficial as Apple has expanded the testing of iOS 17 from the developer beta to the public beta. The public beta allows anyone to test drive iOS 17 without the need for developer registration. Consequently, a larger number of users will now be running iOS 17.

This update will bring relief to those who have been enjoying Threads but were previously limited to posting a single pasted photo. The bug fix now enables iOS 17 users to join the fun by posting up to 10 photos in a carousel per post.

Here's a alternate option to fix the Threads app crashing issue while uploading photos until Meta addresses the bug in a future software update:

Method 1: Share to Threads

1. Open the Photos app and locate the image you wish to post on Threads.

2. Tap the Share icon and select the "Share to Threads" option.

3. Add any desired text or additional content to your thread and tap "Post."

Method 2: Copy and Paste Photo

If you encounter crashes when attempting to attach an image while replying to a thread, you can use the copy-paste feature on your iPhone:

1. In the Photos app, find the image you want to add to your Threads reply.

2. Tap the Share button located in the bottom-left corner, then select "Copy Photo."

3. Return to Threads, tap and hold the text field to reveal the "Paste" option, and use it to add the image in the reply field.

By following these steps, you can continue using Threads without experiencing crashes while uploading photos. Stay tuned for upcoming software updates from Meta that will address this issue.

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First Published Date: 13 Jul, 17:02 IST