Eagle-eyed Directioners noticed that Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson — as well as the official One Direction Twitter account — are all now part of Malik’s 28.5 million followers. It’s unclear exactly when all of those follows happened (or when the guys had previously unfollowed Malik), but the development certainly has fans in a frenzy.
Hashtags like #OneDirectionReunion and a more timely #1DOnlineConcertStayAtHome (which is trending in the United States) have flooded Twitter recently, with several fans rounding up hints of a reunion beyond the guys re-following Malik, who left the group in 2015. Others are taking to Twitter to simply freak out: “I’m not sure what to do with myself,” one fan wrote in all caps, adding, “if this is real help me.”
See some of the fan reactions to the recent One Direction talk below.
ONE DIRECTIONS TWITTER ACCOUNT RESIZED THEIR TWITTER ACCOUNT AND THE GUYS FOLLOW ZAYN AGAIN AND APPLE MUSIC CHANGED THE PICTURE TO OT5 AND IM NOT SURE WHAT TO DO WITH MYSELF IF THIS IS REAL HELP ME
— festive ari🍂 (@indecisiveari) April 13, 2020
— fiza👸🏽 (@fizzz_i) April 13, 2020
clues that there will be a one direction reunion 👀; a thread pic.twitter.com/TOkL5cFXwe
— bea (@beaadmires1D) April 13, 2020
ZAYN IS PART OF ONE DIRECTION “AGAIN” ??????
BLOODY HELL yALL CHECK IT OUT ITS BLOODY LEGITTTT pic.twitter.com/XW4GFh8mSO
— 𝓢𝔀𝓲𝓯𝓽🧣 (Taylor's Version) (@Hua_chenyuu) April 13, 2020
— Kit ☆¹ᴰ🇳🇿 (@k1ttttt) April 13, 2020
A rep for the band had no comment.