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Spotify, Tinder & More iOS Apps Are Not Working, Reportedly Due to Facebook

Spotify, Tinder & More iOS Apps Are Not Working, Reportedly Due to Facebook

Several popular apps, like Spotify, Tinder and Pinterest, are currently broken on iOS devices.

The bug occurred sometime on Friday (July 10), with early analysts suggesting that Facebook is the reason, according to The Verge.

“There are widespread reports on social media of apps crashing whenever they’re launched on iPhones and iPads, and corresponding outage spikes on DownDetector.com. The apps can be launched if the device is offline, which is useful in some cases (if you have lots of music saved on Spotify, for example) but will completely break their functionality in others. Although the exact cause of the outages isn’t yet confirmed, early reports suggest the problem is caused by Facebook’s software development kit, or SDK, which many apps use to manage user logins. Users don’t have to be using Facebook to log into an app for this to affect their software, and there are no reports of the same apps crashing on Android,” the outlet reports.

Facebook also acknowledged that it was causing issues in a statement.

“We are aware and investigating an increase in errors on the iOS SDK which is causing some apps to crash,” they said.

This story is still developing…

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