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Android Users Complain of Crashes


Facebook’s mobile app is crashing on Android devices around the world.

According to Down Detector, numerous users have been reporting issues for the past hour or so. A live outage map shows Europe is the most severely hit, followed by the east coast of the United States. Parts of Japan and South America are also affected.

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Users are saying the app will open momentarily then crash. “Real problem,” Sue Edwards said on Down Detector. “Tried to uninstall but won’t let me. Rebooted my phone just in case. Still no good. Keeps crashing as soon as you open the app.”

Another user, Fran MacHardy, said the app was not working on her Samsung device.

As of 9 a.m. Eastern, the app was still causing problems on mobile devices and tablets.

People started reporting issues at around 6 a.m., mostly in the areas of European capital cities. There are no reports yet of problems on the iOS app.

Some people have taken to Twitter to vent their frustration. One user said the app had been crashing for the past hour and a half.

Facebook did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

This is a developing story and will be updated once more information becomes available.

On Wednesday, Snapchat had a similar issue with users reporting the app would crash moments after launching. Hundreds of reports were made to Down Detector: Refreshing snaps, app crashes and sending snaps were the three most common issues users were facing. Many users reported that just upon opening the app it would crash on them even when they used Wi-Fi.

Users also took to Twitter to contact Snapchat’s support account and ask about the crashing problem. It was unclear what was causing the issues Wednesday or when they would be resolved.

Around 2 p.m. EDT, Snapchat sent a tweet from that support account that said the company was aware that users were experiencing crashing and that they were working to fix it. “We’re aware many Snapchatters are experiencing crashing on the app,” it said. “We’re looking into it and working on a fix!”

Earlier this month, Facebook found itself in hot water when the site autonomously flagged the Declaration of Independence as hate speech. Facebook was forced to apologize to a local publisher in Texas after it removed a post which contained text from the declaration.

Casey Stinnett, managing editor of the Liberty County Vindicator, said that the social network had complained about an update featuring paragraphs 27-31 of the historic U.S. document. His outlet was posting bite-size sections in the lead up to the July 4 celebrations on Wednesday but received a notice from Facebook the day prior saying the words had violated its “standards on hate speech.”





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