Facebook Repairs Bug That Prompted Brief iO App Outages

Popular smartphone apps including potify and Pinterest suffered outages Friday 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 iO apps using the Facebook DK,” or software development kit, the spokesperson said.

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

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

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

It reported a major spike in problems around 10:30am GMT (4pm IT), and a decline in user issues at around 1pm GMT (6:30pm IT).


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