Facebook repairs bug that prompted brief app outages

Agence France-Presse
'Earlier today, a code change triggered crashes for some iOS apps using the Facebook SDK,' or software development kit, a Facebook spokesperson says. 'We identified the issue quickly and resolved it.;

FACEBOOK. In this photo illustration a Facebook App logo is displayed on a smartphone on March 25, 2020 in Arlington, Virginia. Photo by Olivier Douliery/AFP

NEW YORK, USA – Popular smartphone apps including Spotify and Pinterest suffered outages on Friday, July 10, for a few hours due to a bug in Facebook’s systems.

Facebook has resolved the problem, a spokesperson said.

“Earlier today, a code change triggered crashes for some iOS apps using the Facebook SDK,” or software development kit, the spokesperson said.

“We identified the issue quickly and resolved it. We apologize for any inconvenience.”

App users began reporting on Twitter early Friday that they were unable to open Spotify and other sites.

Downdetector, which monitors for internet problems in real time, showed a rise in problems for a number of applications, including Spotify, Pinterest, Waze and The New York Times.

It reported a major spike in problems around 1030 GMT, and a decline in user issues at around 1300 GMT. – Rappler.com