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Some of your media failed to update: Quick Fix

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Twitter is a rather popular social network that works relatively well most of the time. However, at times you may face issues such as not uploading any media with your Tweets.

Twitter might block your tweets for several reasons, but the most common one remains activity from your account, which Twitter thinks is suspicious. To protect its users, Twitter may show you an error saying, “some of your media failed to update”.

In this article, we’re going over a few fixes you can use to solve this problem.

Solve the Google reCaptcha

Twitter will throw a simple reCaptcha to solve and verify that you’re a human in most cases. Once you’ve solved the captcha, you can go ahead and post whatever you want, including tweets with media. To trigger this captcha, try posting a tweet without any media file, and Google should automatically prompt you for verification. 

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Disable your VPN

This error can also be triggered if you’re using a VPN to connect to the internet. This is because Twitter restricts certain content in certain regions and heavily relies on geolocation for implementing this. Therefore, if you’re using a VPN, it can conflict with Twitter’s backend, causing this error. 

Clear browser data 

Corrupt files in your cache or otherwise can cause this error as well. Clear them out to see if you can get Twitter to work.

Step 1: Type in chrome://settings/clearBrowserData in your browser’s address bar and hit Enter.

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Step 2: Select the cache and cookies options and make sure the Time range is set to All time. Click on the Clear now button to clear out all the data. 

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Restart Twitter app and your device

If none of the above fixes for the ‘Some of your media failed to update’ error work for you, restarting your app or device and trying again is a quick and safe bet.

While it may seem elementary, restarting the app and phone can help get rid of any temporary bugs caused by corrupt cache files.

Check for app updates

If you’ve been facing the ‘Some of your media failed to update’ issue for a while, and other people on the platform are too, it’s probably a bug in the app that’s not working well with the device. In such cases, look for updates to the Twitter app on Android or iOS and install if one is available.

In all likeliness, if it’s a widespread issue, Twitter’s support team will jump onto resolving the issue, and you can check out status updates through their official Twitter account, @TwitterSupport.

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Yadullah Abidi

Yadullah is a Computer Science graduate who writes/edits/shoots/codes all things cybersecurity, gaming, and tech hardware. When he's not, he streams himself racing virtual cars. He's been writing and reporting on tech and cybersecurity with websites like Candid.Technology and MakeUseOf since 2018. You can contact him here: