Facebook’s Android app has stopped working for some users in the US, UK and Europe.
According to Down Detector, around 40% are experiencing a “total blackout” while 27% are having problems just logging into the service.
In a statement to HuffPost UK, a Facebook spokesperson said: “We’re aware that some people are currently having trouble accessing the Facebook app. We’re working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible.
While we don’t have any official confirmation from Facebook, it appears as though the issue has stemmed from a new update for Facebook’s Android app which was issued yesterday.
It didn’t take long for people to turn to another social network, Twitter, to vent their frustrations over the new app.
fb app keeps crashing after 2 secs. Normally this wouldn’t bother me but I get work offers through fb. Sort yourselves out @facebook
— Claire (@pixiepippi) July 12, 2018
If anyone sees the option to update the facebook app on android, do not do it. It has broken the app. Lasts for 3 seconds before it crashes. Really handy when you use the facebook buisness page to run a buisness on the run. @facebook please fix this
— Logan Franklin (@RunLogan) July 12, 2018
Thank you, @facebook, for not working so I can finally knock out this first draft
— Manada (@skapanda) July 12, 2018
@facebook top tip: when you update your Android mobile app test it first. That way you don’t push bugged versions that don’t stay open longer than 3 seconds ????????
— Barry Smith (@Lazysod) July 12, 2018
With so many different models of Android phone available it’s difficult to tell if the problem is limited to one manufacturer or if it’s affecting all users universally.
All we do know is that Facebook is working on a solution which will almost certainly be provided in the form of a new update that you’ll need to download from the Google Play Store.
As soon as we get an update from Facebook on the bug we’ll update this piece.
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Source:: The Huffington Post – UK Tec