Update: It looks like Facebook is pushing out version 6.7.1 of the app now, with “Bug fixes”, although some users are currently reporting issues downloading the update.
Following a small update to the Facebook app for iOS yesterday that let users edit posts on the iPad for the first time, many users are reporting that the app seems to be inexplicably crashing.
Twitter users have been voicing their frustration about the update today, as they discover the app attempt to launch, and immediately crash. The problem effects both iOS 7 and iOS 6 users, as verified by our own tests. It’s currently unknown whether the bug is on the app side or the server side, but it’s likely that Facebook will release a fix soon.
Some users are reporting that simply deleting the app from your device and reinstalling it will fix the issue:
Did FB update their iOS app to add an auto close feature?—
Zac Coffman (@ZacCoffman) November 08, 2013
So, I updated my Facebook app and now it keeps crashing. Keep up the good work guys!—
Roo Whitty (@Andrew_Whitty) November 08, 2013
Facebook for iPhone app keeps crashing and it's the most infuriating feeling in the world—
Hollis Harding (@hollisfiona) November 08, 2013
Facebook keeps crashing after opening someone's event invite. Twitter wins.—
(@omniblast) November 08, 2013