A bunch of popular apps are experiencing technical issues on iOS — and Facebook appears to be to blame.
Spotify, TikTok, Tinder, and a bunch of other high-profile services are currently down for some users. Developers on comment threads on Github are blaming an update to Facebook’s SDK, or software development kit, for the issue.
The outage-measuring website Down Detector is reporting outages for numerous popular internet services — also including Pinterest, Waze, Venmo, Bumble, SoundCloud, Nextdoor, The New York Times, Walmart, Viber, Pandora, and UPS, according to Down Detector’s tracking.
A Facebook worker who is a contributor to Facebook’s code repository on Github said that the issue has since been fixed, but may take “a few minutes” to go into effect.
In a statement, a Facebook spokesperson said: “Earlier today, a new release of Facebook included a change that triggered crashes for some users in some apps using the Facebook iOS SDK. We identified the issue quickly and resolved it. We apologize for any inconvenience.”
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