Facebook Bug Causes Apps Like Spotify And Tinder To Crash For Second Time

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“This is the second time in recent months that a bug in Facebook’s SDK has tanked popular iOS apps.”

According to Business Insider, “Spotify, Pinterest, Tinder, and other popular apps crashed for at least two hours on Friday morning for many iOS users thanks to a Facebook bug.”

The problem with the apps did not affect Android users, and it is not clear how many iOS users experienced the outage, but the issues “stemmed from Facebook’s iOS software developer kit, or SDK, embedded in some of these apps. The SDK allows you to, for example, log into services using your Facebook account,” the report said.

Facebook acknowledged that a bug in its SDK was “causing some apps to crash.” An app developer also confirmed this to Business Insider, showing that “selectively dropping traffic going to Facebook’s servers from Spotify’s app allowed Spotify to open and function as normal.”

Later Friday morning, apps including Spotify and PUBG Mobile said they had resolved the issue and were back online, and a Facebook spokeswoman said: “Earlier today, a code change triggered crashes for some iOS apps using the Facebook SDK. We identified the issue quickly and resolved it. We apologize for any inconvenience.”

In May, Business Insider reported, a similar problem took down Spotify, TikTok, Tinder, and a bunch of other high-profile services down for some users.

Read the report here.

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