SOLVED: Windows 10 Twitter app won’t open

By: Aleksandar Ognjanovic
3 minute read
windows 10 twitter app won't open

Since Twitter, Inc. discontinued the support for the UWP version of Windows 10 app and traded it for the similar global model (Progressive Web App), some issues emerged. We’re still talking about a small number of affected users, as the app is basically the wrapper for the web-based Twitter version and it’s working fine most of the time. However, some users are unable to open the Twitter app and access their feed.

We enlisted some solutions, so make sure to check them out down below. Hopefully, they’ll help you address the issue at hand.

Twitter app for Windows 10 won’t start [FIX]

  1. Reset app settings
  2. Reinstall the Twitter app
  3. Run the app troubleshooter
  4. Use Twitter alternatives for the time being

1: Reset app settings

Firstly, like any other UWP app, including the pre-installed ones, you can reset all stored cache and settings. By doing so, there’s a good chance you’ll fix the bug. If it’s the bug we’re looking at and that’s the reason why the Twitter for Windows 10 won’t open.

Here’s how to reset the app‘s settings on Windows 10:

  1. Right-click Start and open Settings.
  2. Choose Apps.
  3. Under the Apps & features section, search for Twitter and click to highlight it.
  4. Click Advanced options.windows 10 twitter app won't open
  5. Click Reset.windows 10 twitter app won't open

If the issue persists, we suggest following the further steps.

2: Reinstall the Twitter app

Sometimes, it’s hard to explain why an app from the Windows ecosystem won’t function the way it should. Even though Twitter for Windows 10 is just a mere PWA wrapper (albeit with a slight visual redesign), we can’t say why it works for some and can’t be accessed for others.

It should be a just a new browser-like window with the Twitter feed in it (what PWA basically is). Seemingly, that’s not the case as it. And the next obvious step in addressing this particular problem is reinstallation.

Follow these instructions to reinstall Twitter for Windows 10:

  1. Press Windows key + I to open Settings.
  2. Choose Apps.
  3. Search for Twitter in the right pane and expand it.
  4. Click Uninstall.windows 10 twitter app won't open
  5. Navigate to Microsoft Store and re-download the Twitter app for Windows 10.windows 10 twitter app won't open

3: Run the app troubleshooter

Like we’ve said, the troubleshooting steps are fairly limited when it comes to Windows-native apps. There’s a dedicated built-in troubleshooting tool designed for dealing with problems in Microsoft Store. And, it covers all apps downloaded from the Store, both pre-installed and third-party. Upon running, this tool should check for possible errors and resolve them. And, hopefully, allow you to open the Twitter app again.

Here’s how to run it in a few simple steps:

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Choose Update & Security.
  3. Select Troubleshoot from the left pane.
  4. Scroll to the bottom and expand the Windows Store Apps troubleshooter.
  5. Click on the “Run the troubleshooter” button.windows 10 twitter app won't open

4: Use Twitter alternatives for the time being

In the end, if you’re still unable to fix Twitter, in lack of other troubleshooting actions, we recommend alternatives to the official app. Some might advise resetting Microsoft Store in the PowerShell command-line, but it seems that causes even larger problems. So stay out of it.

There are various alternatives (some better and some worse), and we suggest trying them out. Hopefully, you won’t give up and stick with the in-browser Twitter version.

Some of the best-rated ones are:

They are wrappers rather than the full-on UWP apps, but that’s sadly the state of Microsoft Store and the availability of the competitive alternatives is what it is. We hope this was a helpful read and you found the solution (or workaround) for your problem. Don’t forget to share with us how the troubleshooting goes or provide additional helpful information. You can do so in the comments section below.

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